Michigan Tech University has exchange agreements with many universities around the world that allow Michigan Tech degree-seeking students to enroll in a foreign university and receive transfer credit that applies to their degree at Tech. In return, an international student comes to Michigan Tech on exchange to take courses to transfer to their home institution.
You may choose to stay for one semester or a full academic year. This reciprocity system allows students to attend the host university by paying Michigan Tech tuition and fees. Costs also include a Study Abroad Registration fee but do not include your personal living and travel expenses. You will arrange your own housing, international travel and course registration; research and arrange foreign entry requirements and health insurance and research information about the local culture, transportation and activities/attractions.
Benefits of International Exchange Programs
The benefit of direct exchange programs is that Michigan Tech has already set up an agreement with the school abroad. What does that mean for you? Most likely all of your academic credit and financial aid will most likely transfer between Tech and the school abroad flawlessly.
With direct study abroad exchanges there is also a greater chance that you’ll be able to take upper division classes from your major because of the agreement between the two schools. Be sure to check with the study abroad advisor and an advisor for your major to make sure the classes you take abroad will transfer back.