If you’re seeking a high-impact, fully immersive experience, consider spending a semester or academic year abroad! Study abroad alumni report their biggest regret is not studying abroad longer. A semester or academic year provides you the opportunity to fully immerse in the local culture, build lasting relationships, develop confidence in navigating a foreign culture, acquire foreign language skills, and so much more. With so many options available and pre-approved courses for programs, you are sure to find the program that meets your academic, personal, and professional goals. Start by exploring your opportunities below and come visit us to discuss your options!


Exchange Programs

UAB offers multiple exchange programs where students pay their current UAB tuition instead of a program fee! These programs offer a wide variety of courses and opportunities to get involved in student clubs or organizations. Exchanges are great for those that are independent or would like to use their UAB Education Assistance Benefit. Explore semester exchanges by country or area of study below.


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Affiliate Programs

Affiliate semester programs are provided through trusted third parties like ISA, USAC, and CISAbroad. Choosing an affiliate means opening yourself up to more destination options and additional opportunities like service-learning, internships, and additional scholarships! Students pay a comprehensive program fee rather than their UAB tuition. Go abroad anywhere and have curriculum available to you in English! Explore your options or come see a Peer Ambassador to learn more!


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Signature Programs

These programs are specially tailored with UAB students in mind! These experiences offer are unique in that you can immerse yourself in the culture for longer with a group of UAB classmates! Enjoy the flexibility to take an array of classes that can go towards your major, minor, or core curriculum. These programs are incredibly affordable compared to similar options and you will pay through your BlazerNET like usual. Not to mention there is additional scholarships available for Signature Programs! Check out our latest program in Aberystwyth, Wales!


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Non-Supported Programs

Have a particular university in mind not listed in our portfolio? Students may participate in programs outside our portfolio, but must gain approval from UAB Education Abroad before applying to the program. You must complete a Non-Supported Program application to request that Education Abroad evaluate your program of choice. Students will not be eligible for Financial Aid if the program is not approved by Education Abroad.


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If your UAB course requires international research or practicum, you will need to complete an Education Abroad application. As a UAB course requirement to conduct international research you will earn direct UAB course credit, as identified by your research lead. If no credit is associated with the research, then you will not be eligible for any aid processed by the UAB Office of Financial Aid. Contact UAB Education Abroad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to start your application.


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