Fordham Exchange Programs
|Fordham University Exchange Programs offer students the highest level of academic immersion, providing opportunities to study with local and international students at universities on three continents. These programs require students to be independent and resourceful: courses are taught in the language of the host country (unless otherwise noted). Also, the methods of teaching and assessment and the facilities and services are significantly different from those at a typical American University.
The application process is competitive. Students are required to submit a Fordham Study Abroad Application to the ISAP Office during the Early Action period (December 1 – January 15 and April 15 - May 31). Once admitted to an Exchange Program, the ISAP Office will provide you with registration information. We will also request necessary documents to send to your host institution.
|PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA
DO RIO DE JANIRO
|Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
||Exchange students enroll along with Brazilian undergraduates in regular university courses taught in Portuguese. No knowledge of Portuguese is required, and students with a proficiency in Spanish are encouraged to apply, as the exchange program includes intensive Portuguese language training. PUC-Rio offers intensive language courses before each term, in January and July. Students can also take courses in English while taking Portuguese as a second language. In general, the courses taught in English have a content based on Brazilian and Latin American aspects, such as culture, business, design, civilization and history, among others. Academic centers at the university include The Center for Theology and Human Sciences, The Center for Social Sciences, The Center for Science and Technology and The Center for Biology and Medicine.
||Mexico City, Mexico
||The language of instruction is Spanish. For non-native Spanish speakers a written Spanish Placement Test is required. After the Language Department professors evaluate the Spanish Placement Test, the staff at Ibero will begin to advise the student about what class options would be available. If a student places into beginning and intermediate levels, he or she will be required to take the Spanish Language and Latin American Culture program which would include formal Spanish learning with two hour classes Monday through Friday.
There are over 30 areas of study available for undergraduates. Exchange students can take up to six courses per semester. The University offers laboratories and workshops in the areas of physics, chemistry, photography, psychology, engineering, communications, architecture, design and nutrition.
|UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL
||The aim of the Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) is to provide a quality education, focused on the person, that provides answers to the needs of society. Using its own methodology that makes full use of the students' skills, it prepares the professionals of the future in small working groups, encouraging a close working relationship between students and teaching staff, promoting comprehensive training in each field of knowledge and fostering a mastery of the new technologies.
Fall semester courses are taught in Spanish while Spring semester courses are available both in English and Spanish. Students can enroll in courses in Management, Human Resources, Public Relations, Advertising, Communications, Trade, International Marketing, and Economics.
|ATENEO DE MANILA
||International students enroll for regular courses during the semesters. Ateneo de Manila University offers courses in the following subjects: English, Creative Writing, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, Philosophy, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portugese, Bahasa Indonesia, Theology, Psychology, History, Education, Communication, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Management, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Information Systems, Mathematics and Health Sciences Programs. Please check with the International Students Office to confirm which courses are available to exchange students.
There are more than forty, diverse and dynamic student organizations and institutions in the Loyola Schools operating and functioning for different thrusts and goals depending on each of the organization’s niche. As an integral component of the Non-Academic Formation Program, these organizations are expected to live by and operate along the mission and vision of the Ateneo de Manila University.
||Seoul, South Korea
||Sogang University welcomes undergraduate students from colleges and universities which have a joint academic exchange agreement with Sogang to participate in the student exchange program. International students register for courses offered in Korean or English to take a maximum of 21 credits per semester.
International students at Sogang University can choose from a variety of undergraduate courses offered in English. Almost all courses offered at Sogang are open to exchange students. Students who are seniors can also take advantage of the graduate courses in the Graduate School of International Studies with prior permission from the appropriate professors. According to their Korean proficiency level, students may choose to take regular courses lectured in Korean. Korean Language courses are also available to international students who wish to enhance their Korean language skills.
Academic offerings at Sogang are offered by their respective programs (schools.) They include: Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Communications, and Law, as well as Interdisciplinary programs. Advanced undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) may take courses at the Graduate School of International Studies.
Foreign students may also apply for special opportunities, such as research or the Study and Work Experience at Sogang (SWES). In this program, students may complete an internship after the normal semester (i.e. during the summer), though the School of Economics or Business Administration. Past placement opportunities have included large Korean multinational corporations, such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyosung Group, etc.
|National University of Ireland - Maynooth
||National University of Ireland Maynooth is located in the beautiful, historic town of Maynooth, just 15 miles west of Dublin city centre. The University’s location gives it a unique character among the Irish universities, and has contributed to the development of a strong sense of community both within the college and in its relationship with the surrounding area.
NUIM has 26 academic Departments which are organised into three Faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences. Arts and the Social Sciences are among the most compelling and enriching areas open to students. The study of Science and Engineering is a challenging and rewarding pursuit and NUIM has an enviable reputation as a centre of scientific excellence. Whichever area you decide is best suited to you, you can expect intellectual stimulation, personal engagement and a well-rounded education from your chosen degree course.
||Koc University offers classes to study abroad students from all its undergraduate schools in the following areas : Archaeology and History of Art, Business Administration (which includes Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations and information Systems), Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Economics, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, English Language and Comparative Literature, French, International Relations, Italian, German, History, Mathematics, Media and Visual Arts, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, and Spanish.
Each course is 3 credits; study abroad students should take a course load that corresponds to a full semester course load at their home university. Some courses will have pre-requisites, in which case an academic advisor needs approve a student’s enrollment in that particular course. Additionally, the Turkish Language and Society course is offered every semester for non-native speakers; however, it cannot be taken as an audit.
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION English
|EDHEC Business School
||EDHEC Business School is amongst the leading business schools in Europe, internationally recognized for its academic and research impact as well as its unique synergies with the business world. Internationalization and relevance to business fuel its ambition to be recognized for its excellence and global mindset. EDHEC differentiates itself by offering innovation in business education and greater dynamism in connecting students and graduates with the business world.
Study abroad students select between the two EDHEC campuses Lille and Nice depending on what is their business focus.
EDHEC Lille’s Campus offers courses in Business Management.
EDHEC’s Nice Campus offers courses in Finance.
||The University of Deusto was inaugurated in 1886. The concerns and cultural interest of the Basque Country in having their own university, as well as the interest of the Jesuits in establishing higher studies in some part of the Spanish State coincided in its conception. Bilbao, a seaport and commercial city which was undergoing considerable industrial growth during that era, was chosen as the ideal location.
Bilboa offers courses in Business Administration, Theology, English, Philology, Philosophy, History, Psychology, Theology. The langauge of instruction is
Spanish and English.
Bilbao is a cosmopolitan city, open to Europe. Despite its industrial character, the live rhythm of the city and the warm-hearted welcome of its inhabitants make it a place where students find they feel quickly integrated. At present, business, leisure and culture are seen as symbols of the new city. The estuary, which in times past was the commercial and industrial axis, is now seen as the cultural artery. The construction of the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry in the old port area, across the river from the university, has served to revitalise the city, thus motivating an important influx of tourists both on a national, as well as an international scale.
||Sophia University offers courses instructed in English in the following subjects: Liberal Arts (Comparative Culture, International Business and Economics, Social Studies, Japanese Language and Studies), Global Studies (Graduate Level - International Relations, Area Studies, Global Studies), Global Environmental Studies (Graduate Level)
It also offers the following courses instructed in Japanese: Theology, Philosophy, History, Japanese Literature, English Literature, German Literature, French Literature, Journalism, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Services, Nursing, Law, Economics, Management, English Language and Studies, International Legal Studies, Legal Studies of the Global Environment, Materials and Life Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Information and Communication Sciences, Science and Technology, Global Environmental Studies
It is a walking distance from the National Diet and administrative district, Imperial Palace, National Guest House, etc. and there are many places to see. Shinjuku, one of the most exciting areas in Tokyo, is just 5 minutes’ train ride from Yotsuya, the closest station.
|Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
||The opportunity to study at Javeriana promises to educate students in one of the most representative and vibrant cities of Latin America while encouraging critical thought and reflection on what it means to live in an increasingly globalized world, supplementing their experience and learning at Fordham.
Students will be able to take a range of courses in History, Political Science, Theology, and Journalism.
Courses will be conducted in Spanish.
The University´s main campus is located near downtown Bogotá, the country´s capital, in 18 hectares that comprise 45 buildings, 18 restaurants and on campus cafes, a parking building with 1200 parking spaces, the University´s Sports Center, the Alfonso Borrero Cabal, S.J. Library and the Javeriana University Store.
Colombia has numerous places worth discovering, as its diversity is always surprising. You will find colonial cities, modern cities with skyscrapers and nightclubs, coffee plantations, beautiful Caribbean beaches, Amazon safaris, surfing, scuba diving, hiking and whale watching.