If you’re looking to study abroad through an organization that provides a variety of program and educational options, then you’ve come to the right place. At USAC, we provide students with two types of program models: Specialty and Partnership. Our 26 specialty programs are located in 16 countries and are designed and operated by USAC staff. We also offer 25 Partnership program locations in 13 countries. On our Partnership programs, we collaborate with a partner university abroad and USAC functions as the intermediary between you and the overseas university, helping you become a foreign student enrolled at a partner university.
Partnership programs allow students to earn overseas credit and integrate into classes with local students and staff. At many places, you have access to the full university curriculum in addition to courses taught specifically for visiting students. We recently had the chance to visit with 12 of our Partnership universities and hear about their university, including what is available to USAC students.
If you’re considering studying abroad at one of our Partnership locations, we recommend checking out the presentations below.
Chonnam National University
When you study abroad in Gwangju, Korea, your curriculum will be filled with cultural field trips and classes at the historic Chonnam National University which stretches across 300 acres. One of Korea’s most innovative universities, CNU’s growing reputation in research, teaching, and impact for local communities includes its comprehensive services to 35,000 students (including 1,200 international students from 40 countries)
When you study abroad in the Gold Coast, Australia, you’ll study at one of four campuses, depending on which classes you take. Griffith University has more than 43,000 students, including 10,000 international students from over 123 countries. It has been ranked as a top 10 Australian research university. Griffith is a leader in research, environmental science, international business, Asian studies, tourism and hospitality, sports management, exercise science and nutrition, visual and creative arts, criminal justice, social enterprise, multimedia, coastal and environmental engineering, and politics and public policy.
Living in Seoul, Korea, means you get to experience classes at the seventh-largest university in Seoul. Located adjacent to Bukhansan National Park nature reserve, this campus is green, clean, and features the most up-to-date educational facilities.
Located in Sweden, Linnaeus University is the second largest university in south Sweden with approximately 35,000 students. When you study abroad in Växjö (pronounced Vĕck-qŭh) / Kalmar, you have the ability to take a variety of classes in English and courses run consecutively, meaning you take one class at a time, and the semester runs from September to January.
London Metropolitan University
When you study abroad with USAC in London your classes will take place across two campuses at the London Metropolitan University. This modern University has the biggest science lab in Europe and you will take classes alongside local full-degree students. Aside from its futuristic architecture, the London Met has restaurants, cafes, barbecues, and plenty of excitement on campus in the heart of one of the best cities in the world.
When you decide to study abroad in New Zealand, you can choose to study at one of Massey University’s three campuses on the North Island. The University is one of New Zealand’s leading educational institutions and is known for agriculture, aviation management, journalism, marketing, food technology, sport & exercise science, and a variety of other unique areas of study. New Zealand is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and safe and welcoming environment, making it an ideal place to study abroad.
Maastricht University has a decentralized, urban campus that is integrated into the city itself. Courses are held in a variety of historical buildings in the oldest part of the city. When you study abroad in Maastricht, you can walk, bike, or take public transportation to travel between your housing and classes, allowing you to engage and familiarize yourself with your host city.
University of Bristol
Studying abroad in Bristol puts you 90 minutes away from London in a quaint city voted the best place to live in Britain. Thriving with young people the University of Bristol is well-known for STEM but students are not confined to a single subject area. This means you can mix and match your class choices across different industries. Did you know that you’ll be studying in the hometown of Bansky, the famous graffiti artist? Bristol is the perfect town for strolling through the streets looking for some of his original works!
University College Cork
Deciding to study abroad in Cork means taking classes at one of the oldest universities in Ireland. The university is made up of four colleges; Medicine and Health; Business and Law; Science, Engineering, and Food Science; and Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences. The campus is a combination of early and modern architecture located in a wooded riverside setting close to the city center. You’ll also enjoy living in the festival and events capital of Ireland!
University of Reading
The University of Reading was originally an extension college of Oxford University, and in 1926, it was the only institution to gain university status between the two world wars. All classes and facilities are located on the beautiful 300-acre Whiteknights campus, allowing you to directly experience the British way of life and interact with local students. One of the most attractive campuses in the UK, the main Whiteknights campus is home to a lake, rare trees and wildlife, and beautiful green open spaces.
University of St. Andrews
When you study abroad in St. Andrews, Scotland, you’ll take classes at the oldest university in the country, which was established in 1413. Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of St. Andrews is known for attracting world-renowned scholars and the brightest students from every continent.
University of Stirling
Ranked number one in an international student satisfaction survey, The University of Stirling is set on a wooded and landscaped site, which includes a small loch (lake) and Airthrey Castle, and an 18th-century baronial residence. When you study abroad in Stirling, Scotland, USAC students are members of the Students’ Association and can participate fully in university activities, student organizations, and sports, as well as have full access to the library and computing facilities.
If you’re ready to apply to study abroad, or just want to learn more about our programs, visit the USAC website or give us a call at 1.775.784.6569.