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:

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/COSTA_RICA.html.

For more information about courses that may be available in Costa Rica, please consult this page: http://www.mlsa.com/COSTA_RICA__Classes.html.

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 2014
  • 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.

For more information on summer programs or foreign exchange and other study abroad opportunities, please contact:
Dr. Terri Schroth
Director of International Program
tschroth@aurora.edu
630-844-6193
Office location: Alumni 106
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506