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Incoming Exchange Students


Welcome, Exchange Student Candidates!

Exchange Students "study abroad" at Rhodes College for either a semester or a year, while remaining enrolled at their home institutions. These students are from the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), or one of Rhodes′ 10 Bi-Lateral Exchange Partners:
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Canterbury, England
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Poitiers, France
  • Tuebingen, Germany
  • Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Lima, Peru
  • Puebla, Mexico
  • Grahamstown, South Africa
How To Apply to be an Exchange Student
After consulting with your home school′s Study Abroad Office, click  to begin your application. Your application will have pieces that you can upload or post. Any pieces sent by post should be sent to:

Rhodes College
Buckman Center for International Education
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112

Incomplete or late applications may not be considered.


Once your complete application has been received, our Exchange Coordinator will mail you the necessary documents for your visa application to study in the United States. You should expect to receive your packet of materials within two months of our receiving your complete application.

Academic Information

Exchange students will review courses from the online class schedule prior to application. Course selections are not guaranteed, though effort is made to accommodate specific course requests. Students will meet with an Academic Advisor during the Orientation prior to the beginning of classes. Exchange Students must provide a minimum of 6 (six) courses of interest on their application.
Students will enroll for a minimum of 12 hours, and in most cases, will have 16 hours. This generally consists of 4 courses. Courses are taught in English, with the exception of most of the classes from the Modern Languages and Literature department.
Final grades will be sent to your home institution on your official transcript following the end of the semester.* Students can expect to find the following symbols on their transcript, indicating the official record of their academic work at Rhodes:
A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Satisfactory, D = Passing, F = Failure. A, B, C, D are employed with plus and minus notations.

Housing and Meals

You may read more about your dorm and meal plan on the Residence Life website. Exchange Students will be placed in shared rooms with either a US student or another international student. Single rooms are not available. Rhodes attempts to take your preferences into consideration when placing you with your roommate(s), though we can not guarantee that preferences will be honored.
Meals are offered in two dining halls on campus, plus a quick-service counter at the Barret Library. Menu options are varied and include fresh salads with vegetarian options, traditional American dishes, fruit, and dessert. Students love our self-serve ice cream stations!
Our exchange agreement with your home university mandates that you, the Exchange Student, will be billed by Rhodes for the cost of your dorm room and meal plan.** Payment for all charges must be made prior to Rhodes releasing your transcript.

*NOTE: Transcripts are not released until all charges in the student′s billing account have been paid in full.
**With the exception of Rhodes University and ISEP, as those agreements include: Room, Board, and Tuition.