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 and notified Education Abroad of your nomination you will complete either the undergraduate or graduate application (if degree seeking) or non-degree application (if not seeking a degree from FAU) through the online portal that will be supplied to you. After  Education Abroad receives notification that your application is ready for review it will be processed through the respective office. 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 Education Abroad at goabroad@fau.edu or 561-1208.

Please note that it takes time to process an application from start to finish. Applications do not get evaluated until ALL paperwork is in. Be sure not to miss any deadlines and do not leave anything blank on your application as this can delay processing. FAU and  Education Abroad look forward to working with you to make your overseas study experience a smooth and exciting one.

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Students applying to FAU under an exchange or cooperative agreement can do so through our online application portal after being nominated to FAU. You must be nominated before you can apply or your application will be withdrawn. Students will apply through SMApply. Be sure to keep your username and password in a secure location.  There will be two parts to the online application.

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