International Exchange & Visiting Students

Choosing your Program

The University at Albany welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from around the world into its semester and academic year study abroad and exchange program. Your first step towards studying abroad at UAlbany is to select the appropriate program, and then follow the instructions written on the individual program page.

Exchange Student Partnership Program

To participate in the UAlbany exchange program you must be nominated by the international office of one of our partner institutions. As a part of the program, you will come to the United States on a UAlbany sponsored J-1 visa, to pursue a credit-bearing, full course of study as a non-degree seeking student.

*Some of our partner institutions include both exchange and study abroad agreements. It is up to your international office to determine your eligibility for each program.

Study Abroad Student Partnership Program

To participate in the UAlbany study abroad program you must be nominated by the international office of one of our partner institutions. As a part of the program, you will come to the United States on either a UAlbany sponsored F-1 or J-1 visa, to pursue a credit-bearing, full course of study as a non-degree seeking student. Please note, if you are nominated to this program you will be responsible for paying UAlbany tuition and fees.

*Some of our partner institutions include both exchange and study abroad agreements. It is up to your international office to determine your eligibility for each program.

Independent Visiting Student Study Abroad Program

To participate in this program you must be enrolled as a full-time university student that is not a partner of UAlbany. As a part of the program, you will come to the United States on either a UAlbany sponsored F-1 or J-1 visa, to pursue a credit-bearing, full course of study as a non-degree seeking student. Please note, you will be responsible for paying UAlbany tuition and fees.

Short-term Study Abroad Program

Short-term study abroad programs are arranged for specific visiting international student groups. To participate in the UAlbany short-term study abroad program you must be nominated by your home institution:

International Summer Experience at UAlbany

Embark on a journey that will CONNECT you with students from all over the world, to EXPLORE the rich history and beauty of New York State, and to LEARN about exciting topics through hands-on, community-based, interactive seminars, taught by dynamic and renowned educators. In conjunction with our seminars, our International Summer Experience (ISX) includes excursions, community-service activities, peer-led intercultural activities, picnics, and more.

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

This program is designed for international students who want to improve their English language skills. The IELP has many options and levels for you! After successfully completing the IELP, many students enter one of UAlbany’s world-famous degree programs.

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UAlbany Degree Programs

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are designed for students interested in pursuing a full-degree from the UAlbany. Admissions to these programs is managed by the International Admissions office.

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Apply for your Program

Apply for your program by following these easy steps!

  • Select the appropriate program based on the information above
  • Read through the program summary and eligibility requirements
  • Create your Program Account
  • Complete your online application and submit required documents
  • Gain acceptance into your program, submit required documents, and complete the post-acceptance process
  • Prepare for your UAlbany arrival!