|| QUICK FACTS
|| Autumn Semester, Spring Semester, or
|| 20-24 UW credits
|| Registered Foster School students in good standing
|| Global Business Center | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Priority Application: January 15th
Rolling Application: June 15th
| Foster School Study Abroad
|| Exchange programs require a high level of independence. Students should be responsible and show preparedness to participate in this experience.
Click here to view upcoming Foster Exchange Information Sessions.
| Students wishing to know more about applying for this exchange should contact the Global Business Center directly.
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| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Foster School Exchange Program Overview
The Foster School has 19 Departmental Exchange Programs with other business schools around the world. If you are interested in going on a Foster School Exchange, you should apply at the link above. In the application section where you are asked to list ‘alternate exchanges,’ please list one or more of the Foster School Exchange Partners. If you have any questions about the Foster School Exchanges, please email the Foster Global Business Center at email@example.com
or set up an advising appointment by visiting the Global Business Center website
- Study abroad directly at a partner school for a semester and take business course work. One partner is on the quarter system – the rest are semester. See below.
- Most semester long exchange programs allow students to take 18+ credits during the term, including electives in subjects like marketing and finance as well as some core courses.
- Most of our partner business schools offer their courses in English. Only two programs have a language requirement (Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Chile, and Kobe University in Japan).
During semester-long exchange programs, students take 18-24 UW credits during fall or spring semester. Most students take a combination of business core, business electives, and non-business courses while abroad. A typical student will take 1 core class, 2-3 business electives, and 1-2 non-business electives.
Participating in an exchange program requires careful academic planning. Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Adviser and a Global Business Center Adviser prior to applying to an exchange program to ensure that study abroad will fit into their academic plan.
Many students find it helpful to review the Foster School excel document
which lists previously evaluated courses. (Please note: this includes courses that were approved and denied. Also note the expiration date. Finally, most electives are not tracked on this sheet. If you would like to take a course at an exchange school that is not on the list, you can get it reviewed by academic advisers.)
Housing types and availability vary by location but generally include off campus residence halls, apartments, or host family options. You should visit the exchange partner website for more in-depth details.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a UW departmental exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange tuition is determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. In addition to the exchange tuition, there is a UW Study Abroad Fee and a Foster School Study Abroad Fee.
Fee amounts and due dates are available on the Foster School Exchange Program Details page
You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
This useful tool
is a great way to estimate how your cost of living in a particular country might compare with the cost of living you are accustomed to here in Seattle.
Most types of financial aid can be applied to your study abroad experience. Please check with the Office of Student Financial Aid regarding eligibility. You can adjust your financial aid budget for the terms that you will spend abroad by completing a Revision Request for Additional Expenses form
. You will need to attach a program budget, which may be requested by filling out a Budget Request Form
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances
Click the apply now button above to start your application. Students should submit their online application and any requested materials by the January 15 deadline.
Students will complete a 500 word personal statement and upload an unofficial transcript to the online application.
Priority application deadline: Januray 15th
We try to fill all spots during the January application cycle for the following academic year. For example, if you want to study abroad during your junior year, you should apply in January during your sophomore year.
Rolling applications until: June 15th
If there are exchange openings available after the January 15th priority deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Winter/Spring academic terms until the programs fill or until June 15th.
Please apply according to these dates, not the dates that are listed on any of the fact sheets for the individual exchange programs.
for UW program withdrawal policies.
One of the best ways to obtain an idea of what it is like to live and study in another country, is to hear directly from the students who have been there before!
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete an evaluation report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. A composite of Foster School student responses about their exchange experience abroad can be found on the Foster School Undergrads Go Global Blog.
Foster School Study Abroad Advisers can also connect you with a student who formerly participated in this program. Inquire with the Global Business Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.