AAICU Direct Educational Exchange Program
BUDAPEST, Hungary – In April of 2016, the Association of American International Colleges & Universities Direct Educational Exchange Program (AAICU-DEEP) held a conference where representatives requested that all AAICU campuses announce the exchange program to the public. The AAICU-DEEP was approved last year at the Plenary Session in Paris, France, aimed to promote collaboration across the AAICU network via the exchange of students as to promote inter-cultural and international understanding that supports the mission of AAICU.
AAICU is a leadership organization of American international universities, whose members provide responsible delivery and quality assurance of American higher education outside the United States. Member colleges and universities include the American Universities in Bulgaria, Armenia, Bishkek, Sharjah, Paris, Beirut, Cairo, Nigeria, Greece, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Rome as well as the Central European University in Budapest, Franklin University in Switzerland, Haigazian University in Beirut, Lebanese American University, Richmond University in London and Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco among others
Under the approved agreement, undergraduate students at one of the member institutions can study at any of the other campuses of AAICU. Students in the exchange program pay tuition to their home institution, but are responsible for all other costs related to housing, transportation, and fees at the host institution. In addition, students applying must get approval for courses to be taken prior to the semester abroad from their program chair to ensure the proper alignment with GE and major program requirements. All AAIUCU institutions have academic programs based on the American liberal arts model, and transferability of credits between AAICU institutions is guaranteed.
The AAICU-DEEP provides students with opportunities for international and intercultural perspectives through student exchanges, resulting in the awareness of the economic, social and cultural issues in the regions of the world which they are located. Students can apply to the university they wish to study, as a visiting student or study abroad student.
For more information on this Association, please visit: http://www.aaicu.org/aaicu/Pages/index.aspx