The University of Memphis' Study Abroad Office provides the opportunity for students
to study in 50 countries abroad and over 200 study sites. Our programs are labeled
as bilateral exchanges, faculty-led programs or U of M sponsored programs. Students
participating in any of the U of M programs may apply their financial aid and academic
scholarships towards the program.
U of M bilateral exchange programs are programs that offer students the opportunity
to study at one of our partner schools abroad for a semester, academic year or summer.
A student from the partner school will have the opportunity to study at the U of M.
Students participating in an exchange program pay U of M tuition and the application
fee. Students are responsible for paying their housing fees directly to the host institution.
U of M faculty and academic departments organize UM study abroad programs for students.
Students participating on a faculty-led program earn U of M credit. Course credit
varies by program. Our faculty-led programs are offered during winter and summer sessions
as well as fall and spring break. Some faculty-led programs are designed as residency
programs while others are travel seminars that provide an in-depth introduction to
the country. Since these programs are led by U of M faculty, they provide a wonderful
opportunity for students to interact with faculty and share an international experience.
U of M Sponsored Programs
To enable us provide more options for study abroad locations the U of M has affiliations
with some study abroad program providers. Students may apply to study abroad on any
of our affiliated programs. Program costs, application fees and requirements for sponsored
programs vary and students should contact the study abroad office for information
on the individual sponsors. Students participating in a sponsored program will need
to complete the U of M application as well as the program sponsors' application.
If you are participating in a UM sponsored program do not contact the program sponsor
before contacting us.
Sponsored programs include the following:
CEA provides study abroad programs to U.S. students in 15 countries and 27 cities
across the globe. One of the strengths of a CEA program is its strong student support
services. It maintains offices at all study sites with a staff of experienced professionals
to help you throughout your study abroad experience. The on-site staff organizes airport
pick-up and transportation, serve as academic advisors, cross-cultural counselors
and excursion coordinators.
CCIS is a partnership of two and four year colleges and universities. CCIS members
sponsor 90 study abroad programs in 29 countries around the world. CCIS provides an
opportunity for students without any foreign language skills to study in non-English
language destinations with instruction in English. In addition, most CCIS programs
provide students with the option of living with a host family and have very competitive
Founded in 1990 as AustraLearn, Globalinks has more than 20 years of experience and
over 26,000 alumni. They are partnered with hundreds of universities and provide a
wide variety of quality programs, strong on-site support, and personalized attention.
IFSA-Butler is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 at Butler University. They
maintain offices in all their program study sites to provide student support services.
IFSA-Butler currently operates in 11 countries. IFSA-Butler partner institutions are
highly recognized academic institutions such as the University of Oxford and the London
School of Economics in England.
ISEP is a network of 275 colleges and universities in 39 countries cooperating to
provide affordable exchange programs. ISEP students have the unique opportunity to
immerse themselves into their host institution and host culture.
ISEP offers students two options:
ISEP-Exchanges: reciprocal exchange among ISEP Member institutions. Exchanges are
between US and International Members. Thus for every U of M student who participates
in an ISEP program, an international student from one of the ISEP network of schools
will study at the University of Memphis. Students participating in an ISEP-Exchange
program pay U of M tuition, housing and a stipend for meals and receive the same benefits
from the host institution abroad.
ISEP-Direct: study abroad programs at ISEP Member institutions abroad open to students
from ISEP Member and Affiliate institution. Students participating in an ISEP-Direct
program pay ISEP direct fees.
Founded in 2006, TNCIS is a consortium of colleges and universities within the TBR
system. Members sponsor and develop programs for students in TBR schools. Credits
earned on TNCIS programs will appear as U of M issued grades on your transcripts.