AU Global — International Exchange Program and Study Abroad

International Exchange

Through its international exchange program, Aurora University sends students to study at partner institutions across the world to give them a global perspective in an increasingly interdependent world. AU also welcomes foreign students from these universities to the Aurora campus, exposing students here to other cultures and creating a global community at home.

The international exchange programs allows students to study at partner universities or Aurora University while continuing to be enrolled and pay tuition at their home institution. The only additional expenses are for housing and travel costs.

The university continues to build relationships with institutions in other countries around the world. AU currently has formal exchange agreements with the following university:

Other customized international semester programs are also available. Please email Dr. Schroth at tschroth@aurora.edu for more information.

Summer Study Abroad Opportunities

Costa Rica (University of Costa Rica, San Jose)

6–12 credits

  • A variety of interactive Spanish immersion classes (all levels available, beginner/intermediate/advanced)
  • Volunteering and service learning opportunities available for credit (intermediate Spanish required)
  • Duration and cost: Four weeks for 6 credits (late May departure to late June return), $2,000
  • Duration and cost: Eight weeks for 12 credits (late May departure to late July return), $4,000
  • Included: Accommodations and two meals/day with a host family, laundry, pick-up from the airport, arrival orientation, tour of the city and a couple excursions, wireless internet on campus, and more
  • Not included: Airfare (group flight might be an option), books (average of $30-60), optional excursions, passport fees, pre-approval fee for courses to transfer to AU ($25), etc.
  • General Education credit available
  • No previous foreign language experience necessary (but recommended)

For more information about the program, please visit http://www.mlsa.com.

NOTE: To ensure transfer of credit to AU, all students must meet with Dr. Terri Schroth before applying to either of these programs. Please email Dr. Schroth at tschroth@aurora.edu. Please do not send any applications or money to either program before you meet with Dr. Schroth.

Quebec City, Canada

4–8 credits, depending on courses and length of study

  • Interactive French immersion classes in the morning (all levels available, beginner/intermediate/advanced)
  • In the afternoon, explore the city, or enroll in optional, for-credit workshops in drama (theater), photography, music or French
  • Volunteering and service learning opportunities available for credit (intermediate French required)
  • Duration and cost: Three weeks (you may stay longer and take more classes for an extra fee), $1500-2000 (depending on afternoon workshop)
  • Included: Tuition, accommodations and two meals/day with a host family, laundry, orientation and tour, wireless internet on campus and more
  • Other housing options are available, for an additional fee
  • Not included: Airfare (group flight might be an option); books (average of $30-60), optional excursions, passport fees, pre-approval fee for courses to transfer to AU ($25), etc.
  • Tentative departure: mid-June
  • General Education credit available
  • No previous foreign language experience necessary (but recommended)

For more information about the Quebec program, please visit http://learningfrenchinquebec.com.

Click 'Summer French for Adults' for more information on intensive French immersion and a variety of workshops in art, music, theater and more!

NOTE: To ensure transfer of credit to AU, all students must meet with Dr. Terri Schroth before applying to either of these programs. Please email Dr. Schroth at tschroth@aurora.edu. Please do not send any applications or money to either program before you meet with Dr. Schroth.

Spain

Several options in Spain are available to students, including university-level Spanish courses. In addition, varying with each summer, a few courses in Spain are offered in English (i.e., Spain Today, International Business, International Communications, Spain and Art, European Union and Political Structures, and the History of Spain). Length of stay varies from 4 weeks (6 credits; $3,900) to 2 months (12 credits, $7,800). Please inquire to Dr. Schroth for more details.

Other summer study abroad options

A variety of programs are available in countries such as Italy, France, and Germany. AU offers individualized and customized study abroad summer options (including volunteer, service-learning, teaching, and experiential-learning opportunities) with credits in several majors, minors, general education and elective credit. Please inquire for more details.

AU also offers an affiliate course (register at AU for this course in Spring; travel in May) in marine and island ecology of the Bahamas through the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) and the Shedd Aquarium.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Terri Schroth
Director of International Program
tschroth@aurora.edu