With over 101 affiliations with universities in more than 50 countries, the UAB Office for Study Away offers students the opportunity to complement and enhance their degree programs by participating in a variety of study away programs.
As of Fall 2007, the UAB Study Abroad Program office changed its name to The UAB Office for Study Away so that our campus-wide image would better reflect the additions of the two domestic offcampus study options: The National Student Exchange and The Washington Center to our already strong international exchange program offerings. Additionally, we revisited our mission and vision statements as a jumping-off point to restructuring our program assessment goals and methodologies.
The central tenet around which our program functions is: Creating Active & Responsible Global Citizens. With Study Away, you can earn academic credit toward your degree while studying at another university in the U.S. or in another country. Most financial aid and scholarships will travel with you.
The cost of most Study Away Programs is very comparable to UAB educational costs. Study Away is defined as any academically- sound program of study which takes place in an approved off-campus international and/or domestic location. There are several types of Study Away programs in which you can participate:
- Faculty-Led: UAB faculty member proposes and teaches a class in a foreign setting for which students earn UAB credit.
- Third-Party Program: Outside agency administers a set program in a foreign location for which students earn transfer credit.
- Reciprocal Exchange: Students enroll in UAB classes, pay UAB tuition and fees and earn UAB credit even though they are taking classes at a foreign university. Reciprocal Exchange university locations include Chile, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
- National Student Exchange (NSE): Students can study at any one of over 190 NSE member schools and transfer their credits back to UAB.
- The Washington Center (TWC): Students are placed in internships in the Washington, D.C. area and earn academic credit. March 1 is the application deadline for Fall and Academic Year programs, September 1 for Spring programs, and February 1 for Summer programs.