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Student Exchange Programs

CUNY Students who participate Exchange programs will attend an overseas institution for a semester or academic year as full-time students. Students may have to meet certain requirements for acceptance into some programs. Students pay their tuition to the sponsoring CUNY College prior to departure. Students are eligible for Pell tuition assistance grants, State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and/or federal student loans as long as they meet their normal requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must have attended Lehman College for one year at the end of the semester in which they apply for the exchange program and a minimum GPA of 2.7.
  • Lehman students participating in these exchange programs pay Lehman tuition, and continue receiving financial aid for which they are eligible.
  • Students are responsible for costs of student visas, housing, books, living expenses and courses that are not included in the regular semester offerings at the host schools.
  • Students are responsible for contacting their traveling country's consular offices in the U.S. to obtain their student visas.
  • No specific major is required to apply to any program, but applicants should consult their academic advisors regarding courses they should be taking while abroad.
  • Transfer students who have completed at least one full semester (minimum of 12 credits) at Lehman before the start of their program are eligible to apply for our exchange programs. Qualified transfer students with fewer than 12 completed Lehman credits may be considered on a case-by-case basis. All students who have transferred to Lehman must provide an official transcript from their previous institution(s) with their application.

France

University of Montpellier| Montpellier, France

University of Montpellier| Montpellier, France

Experience the fastest growing city in France! Travel to the South of France and experience the rich, lively culture of Southern France. Established in 1289, the University of Montpellier is one of the oldest in the world, located in one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Nearly one third of its population is composed of university students. The university is to students, including Lehman students. Lehman students will be able to take a variety of business courses while diving into French culture through the Institut d’Administration des Enterprises at the University of Montpellier. Business Students are encouraged to apply!

Language of Instruction English
School Website https://iae.umontpellier.fr/en/institut/exchange-students
Semester Dates

Spring Semester– January to May

Fall Semester–September to December

Disciplines International Business, Business Management, Marketing, French Language, and more!
Housing

Students receive help in finding two types of housing options in Montpellier. They can stay in the school's public dormitory where they can opt to share a space with other students or have their own personal studio. The school also helps students find private housing.

Estimated Costs
  • Students pay their tuition to CUNY prior to departure. No additional tuition will be charged by Montpellier University. Those eligible TAP and PELL tuition assistance grants continue to receive this aid while abroad. Students must pay their own airfare and living expenses.
  • Airfare $1500, Housing $1640 (4.5 months), Food $1800, Insurance $243, Fees $240, Personal $2000, Transportation $500
Deadlines

Spring Semester – October

Fall Semester– April


CUNY/Paris Exchange Program | Paris, France

CUNY/Paris Exchange Program | Paris, France

For over thirty years, the CUNY/Paris Exchange Program has been promoting cultural exchange between thousands of CUNY and Parisian students. The New York/Paris Exchange Program offers all full-time CUNY students -undergraduates nd graduates of all disciplines— the opportunity to study at one of the Universities of Paris for one semester or a full academic year in the City of Lights.

Language of Instruction French. Students must have three semesters of college-level French or the equivalent proficiency.
School Website https://www.qc.cuny.edu/Academics/GlobalEd/StudyAbroad/Pages/CUNYParisExchange.aspx
Semester Dates

Fall Semester–September to January

Spring semester– February to June

Disciplines All Disciplines
Housing

Students receive help in finding two types of housing in Paris. They can be au pairs for French families, which involves 12 to 15 hours of service to the family — usually in the form of offering English conversation or help with English homework to the children of such families — in exchange for room and board. They can also share rented apartments in Paris with other students.

Estimated Costs
  • See School Website
  • Students pay their tuition to CUNY prior to departure. Those eligible TAP and PELL tuition assistance grants continue to receive this aid while abroad. Students must pay their own airfare and living expenses. Along with the application, you must submit a $400 check made out to Queens College Foundation. This is a non-refundable application fee.
Deadlines

Fall Semester –April 1st

Spring Semester– October 15th


Italy

CUNY/ Italy Exchange Program| Italy (Various Cities)

CUNY/ Italy Exchange Program| Italy (Various Cities)

The CUNY/ITALY program is a student exchange between The City University of New York/CUNY and selected Italian Universities. This reciprocal exchange program aims to provide undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in CUNY with a focused core of knowledge and skills in their discipline while enabling them to experience life in Italy at the same tuition cost as a semester at CUNY. In addition, the students will gain a global perspective that helps them to achieve career goals in an increasingly interdependent world.

Language of Instruction Italian. Students must have four semesters of college-level Italian or the equivalent proficiency.
School Website

https://www.qc.cuny.edu/Academics/GlobalEd/StudyAbroad/Pages/CUNYItalyExchange.aspx

Semester Dates

Spring semester– February to July

Fall Semester– September to February

Disciplines All Disciplines
Housing

The Italian University will assist students in finding room with shared kitchen facilities at the university residences or student apartments. Students will pay a housing fee directly to the host university one month prior to departure. The housing fee will vary for each university.

Estimated Costs
  • See School Website
  • Students pay their tuition to CUNY prior to departure. Those eligible TAP and PELL tuition assistance grants continue to receive this aid while abroad. Students must pay their own airfare and living expenses. Along with the application, you must submit a $400 check made out to Queens College Foundation. This is a non-refundable application fee.

Deadlines

Spring Semester–  October 1st

Fall Semester– April 1st


Japan

Sugiyama Jogakuen University| Nagoya, Japan

Sugiyama Jogakuen University| Nagoya, Japan

Immerse yourself in Japanese lifestyle and gain real world language experience.  Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan and sits in the charming Aichi region of the country. It known for being the center of the automotive industry in Japan, home to big name factories here such as Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi. Wear Kimono, learn tea ceremony, visit historical sites, etc. Coupled with courses on Japanese language and culture, your language skills are to improve tenfold.

Language of Instruction Japanese. Students must have three semesters of college-level Japanese or the equivalent proficiency.
School Website

http://www.sugiyama-u.ac.jp/en/about-u/exchange/exchange-programs/

Semester Dates

Spring Semester– April to July

Fall Semester– September to January

Disciplines Japanese Language and Culture, English Literature, Linguistics. Other disciplines available based on student’s proficiency in Japanese.
Housing

Students reside in the school’s dormitories. Furnished studio apartments are assigned to each student. Dormitories are a 5min walk away from the nearest train station, and a 10min train ride to the university. A free shuttle service is available from and to the dormitories and Sugiyama campuses.

Estimated Costs
  • Students pay their tuition to CUNY prior to departure. No additional tuition will be charged by Sugiyama Jogakuen University. Those eligible TAP and PELL tuition assistance grants continue to receive this aid while abroad. Students must pay their own airfare and living expenses.
  • Airfare $1500, Housing $1640 (4.5 months), Food $1800, Insurance $243, Fees $240, Personal $2000, Transportation $500
  • There are a limited number of scholarships through JASSO available for exchange students studying in Japan. Accepted students will be automatically considered for this award.
Deadlines

Spring Semester – January

Fall Semester– April


Singapore

Nanyang Polytechnic | Singapore, Singapore

Nanyang Polytechnic | Singapore, Singapore

Spend a semester in one of the world’s leading financial centers!

With Chinese, Malay and Indian influences, Singapore is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Indulge in a variety of different cuisines. At Nanyang Polytechnic, students can take a variety of courses in different subjects including Business Administration, Accounting, and Finance.

Business Students are encouraged to apply!

Language of Instruction English
School Website

https://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/home.aspx

Semester Dates

Spring Semester– April to September

Fall Semester– September to February

Disciplines Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Sports & Wellness
Housing

Students reside in the school’s dormitories. Fully furnished residencies on single or twin sharing basis.

Estimated Costs
  • Students pay their tuition to CUNY prior to departure. No additional tuition will be charged by Nanyang Polytechnic. Those eligible TAP and PELL tuition assistance grants continue to receive this aid while abroad. Students must pay their own airfare and living expenses.
  • Airfare $1500, Housing $2400 ($400 for 6 months), Food $2400, Insurance $336, Fees $240, Personal expenses $3000, transportation $1500
Deadlines

Spring Semester – December

Fall Semester– June


South Korea

Sungshin Women’s University| Seoul, Korea

Sungshin Women’s University| Seoul, Korea

Fond of Korean pop culture, and language? This is the program for you!
Located in Seoul, South Korea, Sungshin offers courses in English in various disciplines. Students can also enroll in Korean Language courses! At Sungshin University, Students will have the opportunity to experience Korean traditional culture first hand, including wearing Hanbok, learning Janggu dance, Korean etiquette, and more! Students from all majors are welcomed to apply.

Language of Instruction English
School Website

http://www.sungshin.ac.kr/senglish.html

Semester Dates

Spring Semester– February to June

Fall Semester–August to December

Disciplines Korean Language, English Literature, Political Science, Economics, Business Administration, Media Communication, and more!
Housing

Students reside in the school’s dormitories. Residences for 2 to 4 students will be assigned. The dormitories are fully furnished and within a walking distance of 10minutes from the university.

Estimated Costs
  • Students pay their tuition to CUNY prior to departure. No additional tuition will be charged by Sungshin University. Those eligible TAP and PELL tuition assistance grants continue to receive this aid while abroad. Students must pay their own airfare and living expenses.
  • Airfare $1500, Housing $1640 (4.5 months), Food $1800, Insurance $243, Fees $240, Personal expenses $2000, Transportation $500
Deadlines

Spring Semester – November

Fall Semester– April