Semester Exchange Programs
Why Choose an Exchange Program?
Exchange programs offer an unusually deep immersive experience in the local community of an international university. On exchange, students are independent visitors at the host university, in their home stays, and in their host cities. It is quite often viewed as the classic, time-honored mode of international education and can be the epitome of transnational living.
Rhodes offers two types of exchange programs: ISEP and Bilateral. There are differences, so please read carefully.
Rhodes is a member of the International Student Exchange Program. On an ISEP Exchange, a student pays Rhodes room, board, tuition and activity fees, just as in any given semester or academic year spent at Rhodes, using any institutional and federal aid for which the student may be eligible. Students apply for placement in up to 10 ISEP locations and find out later where they have been accepted to study. Housing may be in apartments, homestays, residence halls, or provided via a stipend (all depending on which placement you receive). Deadlines are quite early, so plan ahead! Credit is treated as transfer credit.
How to find ISEP Exchange programs: Search for "ISEP Exchange" and use the filters to select location, area of study, language of instruction, etc. to narrow your results. (NOTE: ISEP "Direct" is NOT the same as ISEP Exchange.)
Rhodes has bilateral exchange agreements with institutions in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Scotland, and Spain. On one of these bilateral exchange programs, a student pays Rhodes tuition and activity fees, just as in any given semester or academic year spent at Rhodes, using any institutional and federal aid for which the student may be eligible. Students apply to only one location. In most cases, students pay room and board to the host institution (this can be done using any balance remaining in your student account after you pay Rhodes tuition and fees); housing may be in apartments, residence halls, or student-run apartments. Students on bilateral exchange must secure their housing promptly, using the advice of the host institution. Credit is treated as transfer credit.
Click below for more information about these bilateral exchange programs:
- University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- University of Antwerp, Belgium
- Iberoamericana University, Puebla, Mexico
- University of Kent, England (Canterbury or Medway Campus)
- University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
- University of Lima, Peru
- Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain
- University of Poitiers, France
- Tubingen University, Germany