Office location: 140 Roberts Hall
Since 1954, the CALS Exchange Program has offered CALS students unique opportunities abroad. Through reciprocal agreements with select partner universities, CALS students integrate themselves into a partner university abroad, taking classes and living alongside degree-seeking students from the host university. In exchange, a student from our partner institution comes to study at CALS. Nearly all partner institutions in non-English speaking countries offer a wide range of classes taught in English.
Students are billed their regular CALS tuition, with no added administrative fees. Students purchase plane tickets and pay remaining costs such as housing, meals, student visa application fees, local travel, and personal expenses. Financial aid travels with eligible students. Hands-on experiences, internships, scholarships, and stipends are available at select institutions.
The CALS Exchange Coordinator is available by appointment for assistance with program selection, financial and travel planning, registration, credit, obtaining a student visa for host country, and pre-departure programming.
- Ability to take classes in English, even when native language in host country is not
- CALS has close working relationships, and often faculty connections, with these universities
- Pay CALS tuition, with no added administrative fees
- An especially affordable option for in-state students who do not have financial aid
- Application process and programs are coordinated by the CALS Exchange Office
- More than 15 credits may be earned
- Cornell credit is granted
- For financial aid eligible students, financial aid packages will be adjusted based on students’ determined level of need and the projected costs for the study abroad program
- Some special stipends and scholarships available