International Services

Exchange and Study Abroad

Step 1: Plan for a Semester Abroad

Some pointers to help you prepare for, and make the most of your study abroad experience:

Step 2: Check your Eligibility

Every program has its own set of requirements, here are some general guidelines for outgoing students:

Step 3: Choose the Right Program

There are three different types of programs to apply to:

Choose from the programs listed below. You can apply to two universities at most, per semester. Our university finder tool can help you identify the right program based on your choice of country, semester, school, major or program of study.
Once decided, schedule an appointment with the Office of International Students (OIS) in order to identify and discuss your compatibility with these programs.

To know which universities are available during the time of application make sure to select the semester and the program type on the below university finder tool. 

University Country Semester Program Type School , Major or Program of Study
Aarhus University Denmark Spring 2023 Erasmus School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Engineering
Boise State University USA Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Engineering
Danish School of Media and Journalism Denmark Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences
Dankook University Republic of Korea Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Engineering
ESCCA France Spring 2023 Exchange Adnan Kassar School of Business
Freie University Germany Spring 2023 Erasmus School of Arts and Sciences
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht Netherlands Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences
James Madison University USA Spring 2023 Study Abroad School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Architecture and Design,School of Engineering
Kent State University USA Spring 2023 Study Abroad School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Architecture and Design,School of Engineering
Myongji University Republic of Korea Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences,School of Architecture and Design,School of Engineering
NEOMA Business School France Spring 2023 Exchange Adnan Kassar School of Business
Rabat School of Business Morocco Spring 2023 Exchange Adnan Kassar School of Business
Rennes School of Business France Spring 2023 Exchange Adnan Kassar School of Business
Saint Mary’s University Canada Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business
Sciences Po France Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business
Sodertorn University Sweden Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences
Stockton University USA Spring 2023 Study Abroad School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Architecture and Design,School of Engineering
The American Business School of Paris  France  Spring 2023 Exchange Adnan Kassar School of Business
Universidad Pontificia Comillas Spain Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences
Université Catholique to Lille France Spring 2023 Exchange School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business
University of Arizona USA Spring 2023 Study Abroad School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Architecture and Design,School of Engineering
University of Florence Italy Spring 2023 Study Abroad School of Architecture and Design 
University of Helsinki Finland Spring 2023 Erasmus School of Arts and Sciences
University of Montana USA Spring 2023 Study Abroad School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Architecture and Design,School of Engineering
University of Nicosia Cyprus Spring 2023 Erasmus School of Architecture and Design 
University of Tartu Estonia Spring 2023 Erasmus School of Engineering,Computer Science
Virginia Commonwealth University USA Spring 2023 Study Abroad School of Arts and Sciences,Adnan Kassar School of Business,School of Architecture and Design,School of Engineering
Warsaw School of Economics Poland  Spring 2023 Erasmus Adnan Kassar School of Business

Step 4: Apply

1- Check Available Courses and Complete the Course Transfer Form

While completing the course transfer form, keep in mind the below information:

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Conversion Formula

More Information

School Exchange Advisors Can Help You

2 - Complete the Online Application Form and Submit Supporting Documents

  1. Complete the Application form.
  2. Upload the following required documents to your online application:

Application Deadline

What Happens Next?

Step 5: Attend the Pre-Departure Orientation

The Office conducts mandatory pre-departure orientation sessions every semester that cover the following topics:

Study Abroad Checklist

These steps will guide you throughout the study abroad process.

At least six months before traveling
  • Discuss your plans with instructors, advisor, family, and friends.
  • Contact the International office on your campus.
  • Choose the program of your interest.
  • Check eligibility requirements of the program you are interested in.
  • Assess the cost entailed for such an adventure.
  • Try to get in touch with students who already studied abroad.
  • Apply.
Just before traveling
  • Schedule a meeting with your advisor to discuss any final concerns about your courses.
  • Submit the Course Transfer Form to OIS before you travel.
  • Apply for a worldwide credit card.
  • Research the culture of the country you are going to and read about “culture shock”.
  • Check whether any of your hobbies can be found in the host university or area you are going to.
  • Have a general medical checkup to obtain a medical report if required.
  • Prepare an emergency medical kit.
  • Make sure you buy valid medical insurance for your stay abroad.
  • Make multiple copies of all important documents.
  • Make sure you have the contact information of all people you might need to contact while you are away.
  • Exchange currency for local cash.
  • Start packing based on climate conditions in the host country. Things that you may want to consider: power adapter (if needed)/voltage converter, hair dryer, electric razor, etc.
  • Make sure you have the address you will be staying in.
  • Pack your carry-on bag: passport, airline ticket, emergency contact info, address and numbers of destination contacts, one change of clothes if needed, toothbrush if needed, wallet, local cash, credit cards, and documents. Do not carry any liquids or sharp utensils.
Upon arriving to your destination country
  • Call your family and loved ones to let them know you arrived safely.
  • Email us at the OIS to confirm your arrival.
  • Attend orientation and any other events organized by the host university.
  • Check in with the international office at the host university.
  • Get to know your surroundings. Make sure to take proper safety measures, such as avoiding use of large money notes at street kiosks while at the same time keeping your calm and composure.      
  • Avoid making any insulting comments as you get to meet people from different cultures.
Preparing for your return back home
  • Contact the International Office at the host university and confirm that they will provide OIS at LAU with a letter-graded transcript.
  • Make sure you provide OIS with the final, signed Course Transfer Form.
  • Save the contact information of the people you met there. It is important to keep in touch with them.
  • Check the registration dates for your next semester back at LAU and prepare for the transition of going back home.
After returning back home
  • Share your experience with others. It is now your turn to offer valuable, real-life advice!
  • Contact the Office of International Services at LAU and provide information about your experience.
  • Volunteer with the OIS Buddy Program to help others in their study abroad experiences.