Exchange Program

  When it comes to exchange programs, students also study abroad in another university to experience a different studying environment. However, the duration is usually shorter, usually one or two semesters. Students will not obtain the degree from said university, but can obtain the credits for studying the courses there. In that case, why do some students choose an exchange program instead of a dual degree program?

  The major benefit of participating in an exchange program is that students usually do not have to pay tuition at the host university which they are exchanged to. They do not have the pressure of meeting the graduation requirements since the goal is not to obtain a degree in that university. That means the focus is more on experiencing the country especially through traveling, or on studying if students are more interested in the courses. It can also be a “trial” where students could decide if they wish to further their studies in that university as well.

  These benefits sound too good to be true, but what’s the catch? Well, unlike dual degree programs, exchange programs have a limited number of spots, and some universities might only accept one student! Because of this, students may be competing with each other to be selected for the program. Even if they have met the minimum requirement for the university, students with better academic performance might be chosen instead. Since the quota is limited, competition can be fierce and students will compete for the exchange program.

  Despite the competition, we encourage students to participate in an exchange program to experience the lifestyle in another country stress-free. For more information about the exchange program, click here for universities offering the exchange program.