Enrollment at a University Abroad
Enrolling at a university abroad enables students to take courses at a host university with local students. There are three ways to do this:
- Enroll at a university in an English-speaking country with instruction in English
- Enroll at a university in a non-English speaking country with instruction in English
- Enroll at a university in a non-English-speaking country with instruction in the local language. This requires a high level of language proficiency (see program webpages for prerequisites).
Things to Consider:
- Experience local university life
- Choose from a wide range of courses
- Meet locals your age in class
- Become immersed in the language and culture of the host country
- You'll need to be independent and self-sufficient
- Unless instruction is offered in English, you must be quite proficient in the language of the host country before the program begins
- Due to differences in academic calendars, it may not always be possible to do the program for only one semester
- Teaching styles and classroom expectations may differ significantly from the U.S.
Exchange programs involve reciprocal agreements between CU Boulder and partner universities abroad. CU Boulder students spend a semester or year at a partner institution abroad and students from the partner institution come to CU Boulder in exchange.
Things to consider:
- Exchanges often provide a higher level of independence than most education abroad programs.
- Exchanges are often affordable since the program fee is based on CU Boulder in-state tuition and administrative fees rather than the fees for a traditional one-way education abroad program.
- You can enroll directly in a high-quality academic institution abroad.
- Students from the host institution enrich our campus community.
Last Updated July 2023