Self-Motivated? Mature? Adaptable? Maybe You're an Exchange Student!
On Exchange, a student enrolls directly into a university in another country. You'll be taking classes mostly with local students from that country, oftentimes in the native language. The amount of student services available (both during the application process, as well as while abroad) is quite different from what you're used to at Rhodes: exchange students are frequently most successful when they are prepared to be independent, outgoing problem-solvers who can be flexible and very determined to succeed at their coursework.
There are two ways to study abroad on exchange: on one of our Bilateral Exchanges, or on ISEP Exchange.
On bilateral exchange, a student pays Rhodes tuition and fees, just as in any given semester or academic year spent at Rhodes, using any institutional and federal aid for which the student may be eligible. In most cases, room and board are paid to the host institution. Credit is treated as transfer credit.
Click these pages to read more about our bilateral exchange partners:
- The University of Antwerp in Belgium
- The University of Poitiers in France
- The Eberhard-Karls-Universitat, Tubingen, Germany
- The Universitat Koblenz-Landau, Germany
- The Universidad Iberoamericana in Pueblo, Mexico
- The University of Lima in Peru
- The University of Aberdeen in Scotland
- Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa
- The Universitas Nebrissensis in Madrid, Spain
How To Apply
- Carefully review the specific website for the Exchange school that you are considering, paying special attention to courses available
- Schedule a meeting with Rhodes' Exchange Coordinator, Dr. Erin Hillis, in the Buckman Center, Burrow Hall, lower level
- Complete the application for the specific exchange program that you are considering. Include an official transcript from Rhodes, 2 Passport-Quality ID Photos, and a letter of recommendation (Dr. Hillis will tell you which faculty member writes letters for specific exchange programs)
- Complete the Rhodes Off-Campus Study Application, through our Online Portal
- Submit all documents for both applications directly to Dr. Hillis by the deadline specified below
Rhodes College is a member institution in the International Student Exchange Program, ISEP. Through ISEP, Rhodes students have access to exchange programs in over 300 colleges and universities in 42 countries. Students going on ISEP exchange will be billed by Rhodes for Rhodes′ tuition, room and board. You'll pay these charges as you usually do, using any federal, state, and institutional aid which may apply.
How To Apply
Carefully review the ISEP application website
Schedule a meeting with Rhodes' Exchange Coordinator, Dr. Erin Hillis, in the Buckman Center, Burrow Hall, lower level
Complete ISEP's online "US Student Application"; supply all required documents
Complete the Rhodes Off-Campus Study Application, through our Online Portal
Submit all documents for both applications directly to Dr. Hillis by the deadline specified below
- Fall Semester programs (all programs starting in July, August, or September): The application deadline is 11:59 pm, January 15
- Spring Semester programs (all programs starting in January, February, or March): The application deadline is11:59 pm, August 1