Education Abroad Office

Programs

Choosing a Program

Here are a few things to consider when selecting a study abroad program.

Location

    • Region of the world – Asia/Europe/South America/Africa/Oceania
    • Language – do you prefer an English speaking country or not?  You don’t have to speak the language to study abroad. Most of our programs offer courses in English even if the native language isn’t English.

Comfort Level

    • Do you want to go with a group or travel more independently with other students from different American universities?
    • When do you want to go abroad? How long do you want to be away? 10 days, a month, a semester or a year?

Coursework

    • Do you want to fulfill general education requirements?
    • Do you need to fulfill a language requirement?
    • Would you like to take classes in your major or minor?

Accommodations

    • Do you want to live with a family in a homestay?
    • Would you rather live in a dorm or an apartment?

Financial Considerations

    • Are you dependent upon financial aid to fund your study abroad experience?  If yes, you may want to consider studying abroad during the academic year. Financial aid works differently during the summer and is generally less plentiful.
    • Do you currently receive UToledo scholarships?  If yes, some of the scholarships can be used for study abroad programs. However, you are not allowed to use tuition waiver or VA benefits for study abroad programs.

Meeting with a study abroad advisor can also help you clarify your goals and get a sense of your options.  Make an appointment on our UToledo Study Abroad: First Step Meeting page.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a full-time student (fall and spring) and in good academic standing.
  • Must be at least a sophomore
  • Must be 18 years of age or above
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA – Some programs may have different GPA requirements.

 

Pre-departure checklist

  • Apply for a passport
  • If you don’t have a passport, apply for one as soon as possible. Our office provides a passport service. For further information, please visit the website.
  • If you do have a passport, verify that it is valid for at least 6 months after the end of your program date. If it is not valid for at least 6 months after the end of your program, you will need to renew your passport.
  • For non-U.S. citizens, please visit the embassy/consulate website of your destination country to find out your specific requirements.
  • Research your host destination’s language, culture, climate, politics, and health.
  • Apply for scholarships.  You can start applying for scholarships before you are accepted to your program of choice. To find out more, visit our Funding Your Education Abroad page.
  • Do you need to request an accommodation for accessibility? This process can take some time and may require some creative logistical planning, so start this process immediately.

 

After being accepted to the program

  • Complete all the forms and pay a deposit, if applicable.
  • Attend pre-departure orientations.
  • Book your travel arrangements.
  • Obtain your visa/entry documents.  You may need a visa to study in your host country. It is your responsibility to verify the visa requirements of your host country and to obtain a visa if needed. 
  • Visit the embassy/consulate website for your destination country to find a specific visa information.

 

2 weeks before departure

  • Scan all important documents and email them to yourself and a trusted individual.
  • Review your program itinerary and begin packing.
  • Attend any remaining pre-departure orientations or complete any pre-departure forms.
  • Inform your bank of your travel plans so that your account is not frozen for international activity that may otherwise appear fraudulent.

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Types of Programs

Third party programs

  • Third party providers are trusted providers who offer study abroad options. They offer a variety of program offerings in countries around the world.
  • You will receive transfer credit.
  • The cost will be billed through the third party provider.
  • Use your financial aid and scholarships package (some exceptions may apply).
  • Tuition waiver, including VA benefits, won’t apply.

 

University Studies Abroad Consortium Website

 

USAC Student Snapshot

 

  Center for International Studies (CIS Abroad)

 

How to Apply

To apply, please make an appointment with UToledo study abroad advisor, visit our Study Abroad Scheduling Webpage.


Exchange Programs

  • Exchange programs give you the chance to choose from a full curriculum of courses at the host university. Some exceptions on course offerings may apply.
  • You will receive transfer credits.
  • The program cost will be billed through your UToledo student account. Housing, meals and additional expenses in the country will be directly to the host university.
  • Use your financial aid and scholarships package (some exceptions may apply).
  • Tuition waiver, including VA benefits, is applicable.

salford

University of Salford Exchange Program: open to students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 

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University of Hertfordshire Exchange Program: open to students in all majors

 

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Aichi University Exchange Program:  open to Japanese language learners

 

 

Rikkyo University Student Exchange Program

Rikkyo University Exchange Program:  open to Japanese language learners


Direct Enroll Programs

  • Direct enroll programs give you the chance to choose from a full curriculum of courses at the host university. Some exceptions on course offerings may apply. You will be taking classes with the local students.
  • You pay tuition and fees directly to the host university.
  • You work with academic advisor(s) to get the courses approved prior to registering for the courses abroad.
  • You will receive transfer credit.

 

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How to Apply

To apply, please make an appointment with UToledo study abroad advisor, visit our Study Abroad Scheduling Webpage.

 

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Study Abroad Locations by Region

Asia & South Pacific

    • Australia                                              
    • China                                                   
    • India                                                   
    • Japan                                                  
    • New Zealand
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam

Africa & Middle East

    • Israel
    • South Africa

Europe

    • Czech Republic                                    
    • England                                               
    • France                                                 
    • Germany                                                                                  
    • Ireland                                               
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Portugal
    • Scotland
    • Spain 
    • Sweden

Latin America & the Caribbean

    • Argentina                                            
    • Chile                                                    
    • Costa Rica                                           
    • Cuba
    • Ecuador
    • Uruguay

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Program Deadlines

Third Party Provider Programs

    • Fall/Academic Year--April 1
    • Spring--September 1
    • Summer--March 1

Exchange Programs

    • Academic Year--April 1
    • Semester--April 1

Direct Enroll Programs

    • Fall/Academic Year--April 1
    • Spring--September 1
    • Summer--March 1

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Incoming Exchange students

How to Apply

Please contact your home institution for details of how to apply to study on exchange at UToledo. To apply to study on exchange with us, an active exchange agreement with your home institution must be in place prior to your application.

Your home institution will nominate you to study at UToledo. Once you have been nominated, you will receive instructions regarding the application process via email.

University nomination deadline: April 15

Student application deadline: May 15

Application Process

    • Application form
    • Passport copy
    • Official transcript from home institution
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Sufficient financial documentation

Term Dates*

    • Fall Start Date--End of August
    • Fall End Date--Mid December
    • Spring Start Date--Mid January
    • Spring End Date--Mid May

*Dates are subject to change

Accommodation

 

Visa information

All students coming to study on exchange at UToledo are required to apply for a J-1 visa in order to enter the United States. For further information, please visit U.S. Department of State's Exchange Visitor Visa website.

Student support

Exchange students can benefit from services such as International Welcome Week and airport pick-ups.  See student support on the CISP website.

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Last Updated: 10/17/22