Incoming Exchange Program
Auburn University has developed a number of exchange partnerships with universities around the world. Auburn students are able to pay tuition and fees to their home university while studying at a partner institution, and students from partner institutions are able to take courses at Auburn. The exchange program at Auburn is available during the fall and spring semesters and allows students to study their field from an American perspective.
Students must attend an institution with whom Auburn University has developed an exchange agreement. Successful candidates will be nominated by their home university faculty advisor and will be approved by the Auburn faculty advisor for the respective exchange program.
Note: A TOEFL score of 750 is highly recommended.
- 5 or 6 January 2019: Date of arrival for Exchange Students
- 7 & 8 January 2019: Mandatory Student Orientation
- 9 January 2019: First day of classes
- 26 April 2019: Last day of classes
- 29 April - 3 May 2019: Final exam period
- 4 May 2019 (or after): Exchange Students may depart Auburn
Courses will vary depending on your academic major. For a tentative listing of courses available during the term you will be at Auburn, please visit Dynamic Schedule. The language of instruction is English (with the exception of foreign language courses.) Please refer to this guide for selecting Auburn classes: Class Selection Guide
As per the exchange agreements, you will not be charged tuition at Auburn University, but you will be responsible for housing, meals, textbooks, airfare, and health insurance. Please see below for a breakdown of estimated costs: Estimated Semester Expenses
Exchange students will be contacted by a representative from Auburn Abroad shortly after admittance to discuss housing options.
Auburn, Alabama, USA
Auburn University is located in the city of Auburn in the eastern part of Alabama and is situated between the major cities of Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. The University’s main campus is composed of 426 buildings, including 206 academic buildings, and occupies the space of 1,841 acres. As of Fall Semester 2018, Auburn University has a total enrollment of just over 30,000.
The City of Auburn was founded in 1836. Today, it is known as one of the more progressive cities in the South with a nationally ranked public school system and diverse population. Auburn University creates a significant international presence with over 2,700 international students enrolled. Many other foreign nationals also live and work in the community, and it is estimated that two of three Auburn residents are from other parts of the country, creating a cosmopolitan feel.
A sense of community pride is created from the University as Auburn citizens and local alumni proudly identify themselves as being from Auburn. As a member of one of the nation’s top collegiate athletic conferences (SEC), the University hosts major sporting events year-round. These events generate a tremendous amount of excitement and entertainment for area residents.
Downtown Auburn is lively with thriving retail that includes unique shops, fine and casual dining, quaint coffee shops, bookstores, banks, and hot night spots. Toomer’s Corner, an Auburn tradition since the late 1800’s, is the focal point of downtown. Located at the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue, Toomer’s is known as the gateway from the Auburn community to Auburn University.
The Auburn Abroad Office coordinates a variety of activities for incoming exchange students to help them become acquainted with the University, the city, and American culture. While these activities may vary semester to semester, they have in the past included a Southern Style Welcome Lunch and an Exchange Student Game Night sponsored by the study abroad alumni student organization called Global Tiger Peer Advisory.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
A valid passport is necessary to enter the United States. Please be sure to verify that your passport will not expire before the end of your program at Auburn. A J-1 visa will also be required. More information on this process will be available after your acceptance at Auburn.