Affiliate providers are study abroad organizations that offer package programs to various destinations. Program providers have done much of the work for students and offer housing options, a variety of courses, student activities, excursions, and occasionally flights. Students pay the providers directly for all program costs.
Exchange programs are based on the principle of student-for-student, one-to-one exchange. UND students pay UND tuition and fees for exchange programs. Student are responsible for the cost of airfare, room and broad and additional personal expenses while abroad. Available exchange programs are marked with an asterisk (*) in the table below.
Direct Enroll Program
UND has established a number of relationships with Universities around the world that have agreed to allow UND students study there for one or two semester. Students typically pay the University directly for tuition, fees, program fees and accommodations.
|University of South Australia||Australia||Spring 2013|
|University of the Sunshine Coast||Australia||Spring 2013|
|Victoria University||Australia||Spring 2013|
|PENEMICE Exchange* (Entrepreneurship focus)||Canada||Spring 2013|
|Alliance for Global Education||China||Spring 2013|
|University of Oulu*||Finland||Spring 2013|
|ICN Business School*||France||Spring 2013|
|University of Caen*||France||Spring 2013|
|University of Regensburg||Germany||Academic year 2013|
|American College of Thessaloniki||Greece||Spring 2013|
|University of Iceland*||Iceland||Spring 2013|
|Alliance for Global Education||India||Spring 2013|
|American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)||Ireland||Spring 2013|
|American College of Norway*||Norway||Spring 2013|
|BI Norwegian Business School*||Norway||Spring 2013|
|University of Oslo||Norway||Spring 2013|
|University of Oslo International Summer School||Norway||Summer 2012|
|American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)||South Africa||Spring 2013|
|Ajou University*||South Korea||Spring 2013|
|Hanyang University*||South Korea||Spring 2013|
|Konkuk University*||South Korea||Spring 2013|
|Korea Aerospace University*||South Korea||Summer 2012|
|Avila University (Summer)||Spain||Summer 2012|
|University of Castilla-la Mancha Lector*||Spain||Academic year 2013|
|University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)||Spain||Spring 2013|
|University of Karlstad*||Sweden||Spring 2013|
|University of Leicester||United Kingdom||Spring 2013|
|London School of Economics||United Kingdom||Summer 2012|
|University of Stirling||United Kingdom||Spring 2013|
|Swansea University||United Kingdom||Spring 2013|
How do I finance a study abroad trip?
The major concern that many students and parents have is financing studying abroad. There are many options that are available to help finance a study abroad trip. If this is the reason that you or your child is contemplating whether or not to study abroad, make sure you look at the following options. These will help make studying abroad more affordable.
2. Direct Exchange Program
3. Financial Aid
A great way to help fund studying abroad is by applying for scholarships. There are thousands of scholarships out there if you take the time to look and ask. Ask professors what scholarships are offered in their department that can be applied towards studying abroad. View Scholarship page.
Direct Exchange Program
A direct exchange program is based on the principle of student-for-student, one-to-one exchange. UND students pay UND tuition and fees and in some cases housing for exchange programs. This option is not available with all study abroad programs. Be sure to ask the study abroad advisor about UND’s exchange programs. It’s one step that can help make the study abroad experience more affordable.
If your child has federal financial aid it can be applied to studying abroad. They have the option to re-evaluate how much they receive as well. To figure out how to re-evaluate financial aid your child can contact the Financial Aid Department in Twamley Hall. They can apply their financial to their tuition, room and board, plane tickets, food, and traveling they may do while abroad. For more information contact Loretta Prather at Student Financial Aid at 701-777-3121.
If you receive federal financial aid it can be applied to costs of studying abroad. You have the option of re-evaluating your aid to meet the costs of studying abroad.
Please use this form to calculate the costs of studying abroad. Please fill out this worksheet BEFORE your appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor. Bring your program cost sheet as well (see above).
For more information please contact Student Financial Aid at 701-777-3121.
There are many other ways to help finance studying abroad. If your child has a job, we recommend trying to save a certain percentage of each paycheck that they can apply to their expenses. In addition, with the holiday season coming, students really appreciate anything that can help them out before they leave to go abroad. Some ideas for gifts include: power converters and power adapters, toiletries, snacks, traveler’s checks, etc.
How much spending money is needed?
“The amount of money that will be needed for the trip depends on the expenses that the student may be required to pay while abroad. It is a good idea to create a budget prior to departure that separates any known living and school expenses such as food, housing, transportation and text books from general spending money that can be used for independent travel, tourist attraction entrance fees and souvenirs. Keep in mind that having a budget does not mean that the student needs to have to carry cash around for each of these expenses - just know about how much is allotted to each so money for meals is not spent carelessly on souvenirs!” View a useful link pertaining to spending.
"Traveling with large amounts of cash is not recommended." - 'It's Your World' handbook.
The student should consider using several different forms of payment for expenses. Traveler's checks, credit cards, ATM cards and cash are accepted almost everywhere. Although U.S. dollars are also widely accepted throughout the world, the student should make every attempt to use the local currency” View a useful link pertaining to spending.
Chip-and-Pin Credit Cards
For the last couple of years most banks throughout the world have switched their credit card systems from the “stripe and sign” system popular in the U.S., to the newer “chip and pin” system. Instead of having a merchant or machine read your credit card information from the stripe on the back of your card, the merchant hands the customer a card reading machine, the customer inserts their card and the machine reads the information from the chip, the customer then verifies the information with a four-digit pin number. Nearly all of Europe has embraced the chip-and-pin system, as have many countries in Asia and South America. Currently you can still use your stripe-and-sign card in a chip-and-pin country for purchases that require you to work directly with a merchant. The major problem arises when you are in a situation when it is the norm to use an automatic machine, for example at a train station, ticket vending machine, toll system etc.
As most U.S. bank cards are not compatible with the chip-and-pin system, students may want to consider using a Travelex card to counteract this problem, see the Travelex website here for more information