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Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs allow students from the Alamo Community Colleges District to study at one of our partner international universities.  As an exchange student, you will attend classes with students from the host country while receiving Alamo Community College District academic credit. Some partner universities offer a selection of courses that are taught in English and are designed specifically for foreign students. Students participating in exchange programs pay regular Alamo Community Colleges District tuition and fees and are responsible for the program application fee, mandatory insurance costs, meals, transportation, and lodging in the host country.

Programs eligible for exchange include those for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a Reciprocal Exchange/Implementation Agreement (RE/IA) exists with Alamo Community Colleges District and the respective host institution. Exchange programs may not be established with institutions for which an Memorandum of Understanding and RE/IA does not exist. Programs under consideration for new exchanges require approval from the District Executive Director of International Programs and development of the associated MOU and RE/IA. 

Courses taken while abroad at the host institution will require course equivalency prior to departure.  The International Programs Office will work with the student’s home college to approve all academic course work and course equivalencies by a faculty and Chair of the college department prior to departure. This process will ensure that students receive academic credit for work completed while abroad.  

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