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Exchange Program


Exchange programing offers you the most comprehensive and culturally immersive international collegiate experience. International Student Services (ISS) has partnered with over 30 universities around the world to offer you the chance to participate in long term and summer study abroad as an exchange student.

Participating in study abroad on exchange is a unique experience because it offers UCM students and students from our exchange partner universities the chance to study abroad while still paying their home institution rate. This make long and short term study abroad both cost-effective and efficient!

What is an Exchange Program?

An exchange program is an agreement made between UCM and a university in another country to "exchange" students, faculty and ideas to foster international understanding and education. Exchanges are mutually beneficial because UCM gets to send student to our foreign partner universities and those universities get to send student to UCM.

Nominate a Student

Exchange partner Home University Coordinators: please fill out this electronic form to officially nominate one of your students. You can nominate a student to study at UCM for one or two semesters at the undergraduate or graduate level.  After nomination the student will be contacted by our Admissions team with information about the application process.  As the Home Coordinator, you will be copied on that email.

View our current list of Exchange Institutional Partners.

Please contact directly if you have any questions about the Exchange Program.


The Form DS-2019 or "Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status" is the basic document used in the administration of the exchange visitor program.  This form permits a prospective exchange visitor to seek an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate in order to obtain a J visa to enter the United States. The Form DS-2019 identifies the exchange visitor and their designated sponsor and provides a brief description of the exchange visitor’s program, including the start and end date, category of exchange, and an estimate of the cost of the exchange program. 
Exchange partner Home University Coordinators will receive the DS-2019 on behalf of their student along with an admissions packet once the student has completed the UCM application and been admitted.


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