J-1 International Exchange Partners

Education Abroad facilitates the admission and enrollment of select J-1 exchange students coming to the United States through the University's established international exchange partnerships.  We are proud to partner with nearly 30 institutions around the world to provide incoming students--nominated by their home institution and supported by FAU Education Abroad and International Services-- the opportunity to engage in cultural and educational exchange at Florida Atlantic University.

Students who are interested in applying to a degree-seeking program or who's institution is not an FAU exchange partner should contact International Services for more information.


Interested in becoming an FAU exchange partner?  Please contact the FAU Director of Education Abroad to learn more!

In order to apply under a current agreement interested students must contact the International Office or faculty member managing the agreement at their home institution. Only students nominated by their institutions can apply under the agreements.

Once your home institution has selected you for study at FAU all students must complete either the undergraduate or graduate application (if degree seeking) or non-degree application packet (if not seeking a degree from FAU) and submit it to their home institution. Your institution will forward your application packet on to Education Abroad once it is complete and contains all supporting documents.

When Education Abroad receives your application packet it will be processed with the respective offices. You should check the email address you listed on your application frequently, as that is the way Education Abroad will communicate with you. If any documents are missing or incomplete you will be notified. We will do our best to keep you informed every step of the way. Please contact Tania Tucker, Assistant Director at trtucker@fau.edu or 561-297-3227 any time if you should have a concern or question.

Please note that it takes time to process an application from the time it is received to the time a J1 or F1 is issued. Applications do not get evaluated until ALL paperwork is in. For example, if you did not turn in your bank letter, your application cannot be processed until it is received. It is important that you do not leave anything blank on your application as this can delay processing as well.

FAU and Education Abroad look forward to working with you to make your overseas study experience a smooth and exciting one.

International Cooperative Students: Click on this link to pay your Affiliation/Application fee online.

Mandatory Orientation

International exchange and cooperative students studying at FAU under a current exchange or cooperative agreement are required to attend one of the Education Abroad orientation sessions prior to the start of classes. Orientation dates are found in Fluidreview.


International Student Exchange Guidebook


Directions for students applying to FAU under an exchange or cooperative agreement can follow apply through Fluidreview after being nominated to FAU. You must be nominated before you can apply. Click these directions to Apply: International Exchange/Cooperative Student Non-degree Application Instructions. Below are samples of the forms found in Fluidreview.

Fluidreview International Exchange/Cooperative Student Non-degree Application samples. Note these are just samples and your information may be different:

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