Exchange Program / Study Abroad Program 【3rd year or above】

Exchange Program / Study Abroad Program 【3rd year or above】

Furthering the Liberal Arts


Through agreements concluded with 69 universities in 23 countries (as of April 1, 2016), ICU students can study for one year at out partner institutions. Under the same agreements, ICU also accepts students from those universities to study at ICU. Approximately 150 places available for study abroad and ICU expects that around one in four students will take part in the program.

Fruitful study abroad involves taking the same classes in specialized subjects as local university students, and for that reason it is necessary to have the appropriate level of English proficiency. Consequently, the usual procedure for students is to apply themselves properly to the English Liberal Arts (ELA) program until their second year and commence their study abroad in the autumn semester of their third year.

Students taking part in this exchange program remain enrolled at ICU while they study at the overseas university for one year (three ICU terms). As a general rule, students pay regular ICU tuition fees but are exempt from fees at the university abroad.

Other expenses are borne by the student, and the costs required for such studies vary with the particular destination. Credits earned at such institutions, a maximum of 40 credits, are recognized as part of the credit unit requirements for graduation from ICU. As a result, it is possible to study abroad and still graduate after four years.

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List of Partner Universities

North America

Canada University of Alberta
University of Windsor
The University of British Columbia
United States

University of California

(Berkeley/Davis/Irvine/Los Angeles/Merced/Riverside/San Diego/Santa Barbara/Santa Cruz

University at Buffalo The State University of New York
The College of Wooster
Duke University
Georgetown University
Grand Valley State University
Guilford College
Haverford College
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Middlebury College
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Ohio State University
University of Pennsylvania
Pomona College
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Washington and Lee University
Washington State University

South America

Chile Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile



Belgium Universite' Libre de Bruxelles
Netherlands Maastricht Univers
Tilburg University
Denmark University of Aarhus
Russian Federation The Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Finland University of Tampere
Sweden Goteborg University
Linnaeus University
France Universite' Paris Diderot
University of Toulouse II - Jean Jaurès
Germany Free University of Berlin
University of Munster
Iceland University of Iceland
Lithuania Vytautas Magnus University
U.K. Cardiff University
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Essex
The University of Leeds
University of London
The University of Sussex
Newcastle University
The School of Oriental and African Studies
London School of Economics and Political Science
The University of Sheffield
University of East Anglia


Australia The University of Queensland
Queensland University of Technology
The University of Sydney
New Zealand The University of Waikato

List of Study Abroad Program

ICU Students can participate the Study Abroad Programs listed as below.

IES Program (4 countries, 6 programs)

  • Austria (Wien)
  • France (Paris)
  • Italy (Milano)
  • Spain (Madrid, Salamanca, Barcelona)

CIEE Program (9 countries, 9 programs)

  • Thailand (Khon Kaen)
  • Czech Republic (Praha)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • Ghana (Legong)
  • South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Russian Federation (Saint Petersburg)
  • India (Hyderabad)
  • Turkey (Istanbul)
  • United Arab Emirates (Sharja)