As an undergraduate exchange student at Fordham University, you are permitted to take any course within the college to which you have been admitted*.
Fordham University has three colleges:
Please review the list of undergraduate degree programs available. You must seek special permission to take coursework outside of the college to which you have been admitted.
Please contact the Fordham Office of International and Study Abroad Programs at email@example.com for a list of courses that have been available to exchange students in the past.
You must register for a regular full-time course load which is the equivalent of 15-18 credits upon your arrival at Fordham University. All incoming exchange students will be enrolled in a 3 credit exchange course which is mandatory.
Intercultural Exchange ILC 1271 - (3 credits)
This course is intended for exchange students and introduces basic concepts, skills, and strategies to identify and manage cultural and academic expectations in the US. The course is designed to support students familiarize with the contemporary American culture, to help them understand and appreciate it, and to help them feel “at home” in NYC. Each student, as a representative of his/her own culture, will have a “voice” in this class, since the main intention is to encourage a cultural dialog (vs a cultural clash). Through weekly readings, ethnographic observations, and practical discussions, students will learn the importance of preconceptions, context, roles and power in intercultural communication. Students will identify opportunities and challenges that arise from cultural differences and learn ways to appropriately address them in both academic and social settings.
Exchange students enrolled at Fordham for a full academic year will be enrolled in IALC 2420 Intro to Global Citizenship course (second semester) which is mandatory.
Intro to Global Citizenship IALC 2420 - (3 credits) is unique course is designed to help students build intercultural competencies as members of the global community through research, discussion, and group projects. Models will be drawn from the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the Ignatian Perspective on Global Citizenship. Special emphasis is on deepening the awareness of their place and responsibilities, both locally and globally, and working with others toward the goals of a sustainable earth and just society. The course is open to students from Fordham University and exchange students from our partner universities around the world in order to foster cross-cultural dialogue.
You will be allowed to add or drop courses up to the end of the first week of classes. These changes can be made online through your my.Fordham account, to which you will be given access a few weeks after your acceptance. Alternatively, you can meet with your assigned academic advisor to make these changes upon your arrival to Fordham.
Note: You will be admitted to the corresponding Fordham college based on your academic records at your home institution, course selection and availability