Studying abroad at an A-State bilateral partner allows you to exchange your space at A-State with a student from that partner university for a semester or a year. You will take classes in many academic fields with students from all over the world. While many programs offer coursework in English, others offer language immersion programs. You will be charged A-State tuition and fees. Housing and meals must be paid at the institution you are studying abroad in. Scholarship and aid are valid in your tuition and housing.

Partner Schools

Austria

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Salzburg University of Applied Science

Fall

Spring

September-February

February-October

March 15

September 30

Finland

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
LAB University of Applied Science

Fall

Spring

September- December

January- May

March 15

September 30

France

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
University of Cergy Pontoise

Spring

Fall

January- June

September- January

September 30

March 15

University of Caen Normandy

Spring

Fall

TBD

September 30

March 15

Germany

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
University of Applied Science- Dusseldorf

Spring

Fall

March-August

September- February

September 30

March 15

India

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
GLA University

TBA

TBA

TBA

Manipal University

TBA

TBA

TBA

Japan

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Saitama University

Spring

Fall

April- August

September- December

September 30

March 15

Rikkyo University

Spring

Fall

April- August

September- December

September 30

March 15

Aichi Shukutoku University

Spring

Fall

January - May

August - December

September 30

March 15

Osaka International University

TBA

TBA

September 30

March 15

Meiji University

Spring 

Fall

March - July

September - February

September 30

March 15

South Africa

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
North West University

Spring

Fall

February-June

July- October

September 30

March 15

South Korea

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Inha University

Spring

Fall

February-June

August- December

September 30

March 15

Dongguk University

Spring

Fall

March - June

September-December

September 30

March 15

Pukyong National University

Spring

Fall

March - July

August - December

September 30

March 15

Dankook University

Spring

Fall

February - June

August - December

September 30

March 15

Spain

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Universidad de Huelva

Spring

Full Year

February-June

September- June

September 30

March 15

Sweden

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Kristianstad University

Spring

Fall

January - June

August - January

September 30

March 15

United Kingdom

PARTNER SCHOOL PROGRAM TERM PROGRAM DATE A-STATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Canterbury Christ Church University College

Spring

Fall

January- April

 September-December

September 30

March 15

International Student Exchange Programs

ASTATE Admission criteria

Arkansas State University is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP),a membership organization of over 300 institutions in the United States and worldwide. ISEP offers both ISEP-Direct, and ISEP-Exchange programs.

  • Types of Programs: ISEP offers 2 programs through the schools you are exploring.
    • ISEP-Exchange: Students who choose the ISEP-Exchange option will pay tuition, meals, and housing at Arkansas State University. These expenses will be waived at the host university.
    • ISEP-Direct: Students who choose the ISEP-Direct option will pay the costs as set by ISEP. Often, ISEP-Direct is an alternative to the exchange option when ISEP-Exchange space is limited or not available at the university.
  • For more information visit: https://www.isepstudyabroad.org

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

  • OPT is Optional Practical Training, which is a benefit students can get if they study in the U.S. on a F-1 visa for at least one year and complete a degree here.
  • Students who graduate from ASUCQ cannot apply for OPT.

Transfer Student Admission

  • Students who have completed 12 or fewer semester credit hours will be admitted under conditions for new freshmen and must submit high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores in addition to all college transcripts directly to our international recruit team. These transcripts will be evaluated for the final evaluation of transferable credits.
  • Transfer students who have completed 13 to 23 or more transferable credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 at a regionally accredited college or university and evidence of ACT/SAT scores taken within the last five years or compliance with the state-mandated remediation requirements will receive unconditional admission.
  • Applicants with 24 or more transferable hours must present final, official transcript from all colleges attended. ACT or SAT scores taken within the last five years will be required for any transfer student who has not successfully completed English I with a C or better and College Algebra.
  • Transfer students with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 upon approval of the Undergraduate Admission Committee in ASUJ, may be admitted on academic probation, restricted to 12 hours of enrollment and required to participate in the Restart@state program.
  • College transcripts should be sent to: ASUCQ by email to their recruit team and send the official transcript to the Office of the Registrar in ASUJ, P.O. Box 1570, State University, AR 72467.
  • NOTE: Transferable hours include courses in which a grade of F was earned. The courses transfer and will impact G.P.A.
ASTATE Admission criteria ASTATE Admission criteria
ASTATE Admission criteria

Student Exchange (One or Two Semesters). Process to be done with ASU Jonesboro

Once ASUCQ students have been selected for a student exchange program, the Office of the Vice Rector will send the list of selected students to ASU Jonesboro as well as notification to the appropriate authorities in the various departments at ASUJ. Selected students will meet with their academic advisor to decide on the courses to take in Jonesboro. The process consists of the following steps:

Become a Transient ASUJ student. This requires that you go through
a process similar to the admissions process.

Non-US-Citizens

  1. Fill out the International Exchange application: https://asups1.astate.edu:4443/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon.
  2. You will receive an email to upload your documents once you apply. These documents are: (1) Copy of the biographical page of your passport (2) A bank statement in English that is less than 1 year old and has $5,000.00 USD if you are staying one semester or $10,000.00 USD if you are a two-semester student, this would cover any living expenses and insurance. (3) You will need to have at least a 2.0/4.0 Overall GPA at ASUCQ. This is a given because to be selected you need to have at least a 3.0/4.0.
  3. Once admitted: You will receive your DS-2019 form and your acceptance letter either at your home or here in ASUCQ campus in the admissions department.
  4. You will be registered in your courses.

US Citizens

  1. Fill out the International Exchange application: https://asups1.astate.edu:4443/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon.
  2. You will receive an email to upload your documents once you apply. These documents are: (1) Copy of the biographical page of your passport. (2) A bank statement in English that is less than 1 year old and has $5,000.00 USD if you are staying one semester or $10,000.00 USD if you are a two-semester student, this would cover any living expenses and insurance. (3) You will need to have at least a 2.0/4.0 Overall GPA at ASUCQ. This is a given because to be selected you need to have at least a 3.0/4.0. (4) There will be no DS-2019 since there is no need to get a student visa.

Get student Exchange – Visa

  1. You have to pay your SEVIS https://fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html and then go to the embassy/consulate to get a J-1; this is an exchange Visa
  2. Make an appointment at the closest US Embassy or Consulate.
  3. Attend the appointment.

Secure Housing and Meals:

  1. ASUJ has several international students (and exchange students) in the North Park Quads Building 2, which is the Global Engagement Floor. This is a four bedroom (2 domestic, 2 international) with shared common space residential hall. There is no kitchen so students will have to purchase a meal plan.
  2. Once admitted and with your Visa authorized, you must fill out the housing application online. This application also allows you to select the meal plan. A step by step guide on how to do this can be found here: https://www.astate.edu/a/residence-life/files/Step+by+Step+Portal+10-14-18.pdf?language_id=1
  3. There is no official deadline to secure a room. A student can wait to arrive to campus and book it then. However, it is always recommended that a student starts applying as soon as they are admitted and have a visa to guarantee availability of housing. https://www.astate.edu/a/residence-life/

Arriving to Jonesboro

  1. One week before class starts there is a mandatory orientation that all international students (exchange and non-exchange) must go through, which includes hearing presentations on campus services, hearing their immigration law presentation, health screening, getting ID cards, etc.
  2. If you arrive on the Friday – Sunday before the Monday orientation date, ASUJ will offer free pick-up at the Memphis airport. Reserve by July 29th. You must sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/983N2HM

About Insurance and Immunization

  1. Exchange students will be required to take the international insurance. Our rate for the fall is $438 and it will cover them from August – December.
  2. The USA requires that all international students have the appropriate immunizations. US citizens may not need to present immunizations; however, there is currently an outbreak of measles in the USA, and the requirements may have changed.
  3. If exchange students have their Measles, Mumps, and Rubella shots already, they can bring the necessary form signed with them. If they do not have the MMR shots already, they can take them upon arrival. They will be required to be screened for tuberculosis during arrival as well.

Paying Tuition and Fees

  1. You will pay your tuition in Mexico as you always did, but you have to pay the $350.00 USD international student fee, and your complete housing fees in Jonesboro.

About Getting Help and Assistance

  1. Admission process: Courtney Sears, csears@astate.edu
  2. academics.immigration_procces
  3. Housing/Meal Plans: Adonis Thompson, athompson@astate.edu
  4. academics.sign_up_process
  5. ASUCQ: David Melo, dmelo@astate.edu.mx