Exchange and Study Abroad Opportunities

Imagine living and studying elsewhere while earning credit toward your UAS degree! An academic exchange or study abroad experience allows you to do just that. There are hundreds of universities and program sites to consider for an academic year or semester. Opportunities are available throughout the United States, its territories, Canada, and another 40 countries around the world.

Interested students should begin the process in the fall for a placement the following academic year. There are spring and summer opportunities as well but there may be some limitations. As a freshmen, it’s not too early to start asking questions when you arrive at UAS. Sophomores and juniors are in the ideal position for most programs, and seniors should come in to discuss your options.

Participants must be full-time, degree-seeking students with at least 16-24 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for international sites and 2.5 for national. Program costs are very affordable. In the case of exchanges, the cost is comparable to UAS tuition. Financial aid is available, and Alaska residents can maintain their residency and obtain their PFD.

For more information on exchange and study abroad opportunities, contact the Academic Exchange Office (907) 796-6455, or on the web:, or email