Programs

Program A is an exchange program through which UMAP participating institutions send and receive up to two students with tuition waivers each semester.

Program B is a negotiated bilateral exchange between two institutions that have agreed to exchange more than two students per semester.

Programs A and B follow a timeline that has two application cycles. Programs that are open for application only during the early or First application cycle are marked with .

Programs that are open for application only during the late or Second application cycle are marked with .

Programs that are open for application during both early/late or First and Second application cycles are marked with .

Program C consists of short-term programs of one to eight-weeks, for which tuition may be charged.

Virtual Programs are offered entirely online and may include both short-term and semester-long programs.

For more information please visit: https://umap.org/program-definitions/.

Program Program Description Program Dates

September 2024 Virtual Language and Culture Program

University of Regina

Regina, Canada
English Requirements: Other
In this virtual English Language and Culture program, participants will both practice English communication and have a virtual experience of Canada, Saskatchewan, Regina and the University of Regina. Participants will engage in a variety of activities and sessions, including live classes with an instructor, interactive asynchronous assignments and activities, and live conversation and culture sessions with University of Regina students. Applicants can also add a virtual local contact, a one-on-one conversation partner.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 30/Jun/2024

Program Dates: 31/Aug/2024 - 19/Sep/2024

Global Business Expertise

Vancouver International College

Vancouver, Canada
English Requirements: TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other
Choose from one of 6 courses: Human Resources Strategies; Public Relations Strategies; Legal Administration; Cost Control Strategies; Global Marketing Strategies; Business Economics; Each course is 4 weeks. Intake every month.
Program C

Application deadline: 09/Aug/2024

Program Dates: 13/Jun/2024 - 09/Aug/2024

General ESL

SSLC Sprott Shaw Language College

Vancouver, Canada
English Requirements: Other
Learn English in Vancouver, Victoria or Toronto. Our immersive courses offer language training, integrating English skills with the 21st Century skills of communication, creativity, collaboration, and criticial thinking. Think beyond
Program C

Application deadline: 05/Jul/2024

Program Dates: 20/Jul/2024 - 09/Aug/2024

Brock University Exchange Program

Brock University

St. Catharines, Canada
English Requirements: TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other
English Score: https://brocku.ca/admissions/english-proficiency/
Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 04/Oct/2024

Semester 2 dates: 06/Jan/2025 - 30/Apr/2025

E-Commerce Micro-credential

Vancouver Community College

Vancouver, Canada
English Requirements: Other
English Score: Not Applicable
The micro-credential is offered fully ONLINE. Students will be required to complete 3 courses from September 2024 to March 2025 (69 hours in total. Classes are Wednesdays from 18:00-21:00 Pacific Time) to obtain this credential. Graduates will be able to: - Develop your ecommerce skills as you learn how to launch your own webstore considering a variety of ecommerce platform options, website structure, design principles, branding, sales, and contractor hiring. - Gain the actionable skills needed to optimize and enhance the day-to-day operations of an ecommerce business through cart functionality manipulation and data analysis. - Learn the technical skills and design elements needed to create a high converting ecommerce website, including how to implement online sales strategies to increase revenue, formulate forecasting strategies for increasing traffic, and interpret complex website metrics and use them to make data-driven decisions. Explore the interdependencies between people and processes within studio organizations.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 30/Jun/2024

Program Dates: 11/Sep/2024 - 31/Mar/2025

KPU Student Exchange Program (Spring 2025)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Surrey, Canada
English Requirements: TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other
Come study abroad for an exchange semester on the west-coast of Canada in a multicultural area near the mountains and ocean. Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) takes its name from the Kwantlen First Nation. We have small classes and supports here for inclusion.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 04/Oct/2024

Semester 1 dates: 06/Jan/2025 - 29/Apr/2025

2024 Global Youth Camp

Sias University

Xinzheng, China
English Requirements: Other
Sias University is welcoming international students (non-Chinese Citizens) to take part in “2024 Global Youth Camp” in Zhengzhou city, Henan Province, China. This program will focus on cross culture communication and leadership building program. Through a week in Sias, participants could enjoy peer dialogues, leadership building programs, social networking events, and lectures on Chinese history, culture, economics, music and UN SDGs.
Program C

Application deadline: 08/Aug/2024

Program Dates: 28/Oct/2024 - 02/Nov/2024

Intercambio Virtual

Institucion Universitaria Politecnico Gran Colombiano

Bogota, Medellin, Colombia
El Intercambio Virtual es un programa que da la posibilidad a los estudiantes de modalidad virtual del Poli cursar una materia virtual en una universidad aliada en el exterior; a su vez, en el Poli recibimos periódicamente estudiante de esas universidades; siempre buscamos que haya reciprocidad en el proceso.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 30/Jun/2024

Program Dates: 01/Oct/2024 - 12/Jan/2025

Summer course: Climate change, impacts and adaptation in the Tropical Andes.

Universidad EIA

Medellín, Colombia
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other, TOEFL paper-based
English Score: B2
This course is designed to present a comprehensive approach on climate change in the Tropical Andes of Colombia, through lectures on the geography of the Andes, its physical conditions (climate, atmospheric dynamics, glaciers, ecohydrology) and biotic aspects (ecosystems and vegetation), how these respond to climate change, and some of the adaptation strategies to be considered. It will be complemented with guided visits to representative places in Medellin and its surroundings, and a final field trip to a representative mountain area near the city of Manizales (National Park Los Nevados), to apply the theory from lectures and recognize scientific research conducted in the zone.
Program C

Application deadline: 12/Jul/2024

Program Dates: 12/Aug/2024 - 25/Aug/2024

Discovery Camp: Airlangga Adventure

Universitas Airlangga

Surabaya, Indonesia
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other, TOEFL paper-based
Universitas Airlangga is reopening opportunities for international students (non-Indonesian Citizens) to take part in AIRVENTURE 2024. This program will focus on preserving marine habitats with the theme "Protecting Marine Biodiversity". Through AIRVENTURE, participants are expected to be able to observe and explore the protection, preservation, management and restoration of biodiversity as natural resources that should be taking care for. This program raises an SDG theme, namely “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”
Program C

Application deadline: 12/Jul/2024

Program Dates: 25/Aug/2024 - 04/Sep/2024

Student Exchange Program at ITS Surabaya - Indonesia

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

Surabaya, Indonesia
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS
English Score: TOEFL iBT: 57 - 71, IELTS: 5 - 5.5, TOEFL ITP: 485 - 525, TOEIC: 670 - 785
Studying abroad will be an interesting and exciting experience in your life. Your study period will bring you more than study credits. You will learn to study and work with students of different nationalities and you will have to express yourself in a foreign language while experiencing a different culture. ITS Surabaya welcomes prospective student to join student exchange program for Bachelor and Master.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 04/Oct/2024

Semester 1 dates: 24/Feb/2025 - 20/Jun/2025

CULTURA 2024

Sultan Agung Islamic University

Semarang, Indonesia
Course of Language and Culture of Indonesia (CULTURA) 2024 is a 6 weeks online program/course (via Zoom) to study Indonesian language and culture. By the end of the program, participants should be able to use some expressions and basic phrases for daily conversation in Indonesian language. Not to mention, participants are also expected to develop their cross-cultural understanding through learning Indonesian culture.
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 28/Jun/2024

Program Dates: 08/Jul/2024 - 12/Aug/2024

Ryukyus International Student Exchange Program (RISE program)

University of the Ryukyus

Nishihara, Japan
This program provides students with a deeper understanding of both Okinawan and Japanese cultures and customs. It also gives students the opportunity to return to Japan in the future to pursue graduate studies or research. 1. Japan-Okinawa Studies Course 2. Glocal Leadership Course 3. Japanese Language Teacher Training Course 4. Major Studies Course
Program A/B

Application deadline: 05/Aug/2024

Semester 1 dates: 01/Apr/2025 - 30/Sep/2025

Semester 2 dates: 01/Oct/2025 - 31/Mar/2026

OIT International Student Exchange Program

Osaka Institute of Technology

Osaka, Japan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other, TOEFL paper-based
English Score: CEFR B2 level or above--No. 2 - Research/Internship Program (for Graduate)
Based on the agreement with the UMAP, Osaka Institute of Technology accepts international students from the UMAP participating institutions every year. No. 1 - Coursework Program (for Undergraduate and Graduate) Taking regular courses given in Japanese Language: Japanese Admission: April and late September Duration : 6months(1 semester) or 1 year(2semester) Japanese proficiency: JLPT N2 level or above No. 2 - Research/ Internship Program (for Graduate) Conducting research/internship without taking courses - no credits given Language: English or Japanese Admission: negotiable Duration: negotiable (up to 1year) English proficiency: CEFR B2 level or above/ Japanese proficiency: JLPT N2 level or above
Program A/B

Application deadline: 04/Oct/2024

Semester 1 dates: 01/Apr/2025 - 20/Sep/2025

Semester 2 dates: 22/Sep/2025 - 28/Feb/2026

Student Exchange Program

Kansai University of International Studies

Amagasaki, Japan
Kansai University of International Studies welcomes you to study a semester or a year long program in any of our five departments; Global Studies (provisional name), Sociology, Psychology, Child Education and Social Welfare, and Management. Kansai University of International Studies is located in Hyogo prefecture with lots of tourist destinations.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 04/Oct/2024

Semester 1 dates: 01/Apr/2025 - 31/Aug/2025

Semester 2 dates: 01/Oct/2025 - 28/Feb/2026

Shokei Gakuin University UMAP student exchange program

Shokei Gakuin University

Natori, Miyagi, Japan
English Requirements: Other
English Score: N2 or N1
Exchange students can learn courses offered in the College of Humanities and Social Studies. Please note that we do not offer Japanese language courses for international students.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 04/Oct/2024

Semester 1 dates: 07/Apr/2025 - 08/Aug/2025

Semester 2 dates: 22/Sep/2025 - 06/Feb/2026

Meijo Exchange Program in English

Meijo University

Nagoya, Japan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other, TOEFL paper-based
English Score: TOEFL iBT 68 or IELTS 5.5 or TOEIC 785(400 Listening+385 Reading)
This program provides opportunities to understand more about Japan in English while participants are learning basic Japanese. ? Japanese language subjects MU provides multiple level courses currently in 3 levels. Please note that ES cannot decide the courses by him/herself and the decision will be made by Meijo University. Each semester for our ES and these courses will be held on Tempaku and Dome-mae Campus. One subject includes two 90-minute lectures/lessons in a week. According to our academic calendar, a semester consists of 15 weeks. - Elementary Japanese I to IV (8 credit points for the 4 subjects) - Intermediate Japanese I to IV (8 credit points for the 4 subjects) - Advanced Japanese I to IV (8 credit points for the 4 subjects) *The number of subjects may change from the 2025 academic year onward ? International Japanese Studies subjects (available only for MEP-E students) Japanese Studies will be taught in English to learn more about its culture, history and Chubu area around us. From history of Japan to a part of Japanese Literature, you can explore wide variety of fields about Japan. Depending on which term you are participating, subjects that you can study varies. One course includes one 90-minute lectures/lessons in a week. With 15 weeks of your study, you are studying 22.5 hours and 2 credits will be awarded for each subject. Please note that some of the Japanese Studies subjects are compulsory but the others are selective.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 04/Oct/2024

Semester 1 dates: 27/Mar/2025 - 31/Jul/2025

Semester 2 dates: 29/Aug/2025 - 31/Jan/2026

UF Student Exchange Programs

University of Fukui

Fukui-shi, Japan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other, TOEFL paper-based
English Score: 600
Program A Language : English Admission : April and October Undergraduate students: Take Common Courses (Japanese language and Japanese Affairs), Specialized Courses in the following six fields: 1) Culture and Society; 2) Mechanical and System Engineering; 3) Electrical, Electronic and computer engineering; 4) Architecture and Civil Engineering; 5) Materials Science and Biotechnology; 6) Applied Physics, and other courses in English offered by the School of Global and Community Studies. Graduate students: Receive research instruction in the fields of engineering in English. No credit given. Program B Language : Japanese Admission: April and October Undergraduate and Graduate students | For Auditing Take regular courses with Japanese students and register 10-class hour/week worth of course per semester. Graduate students | For Research Enroll as Research Students and conduct research without taking courses. Research students cannot earn credit.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 05/Aug/2024

Semester 1 dates: 01/Apr/2025 - 30/Sep/2025

Semester 2 dates: 01/Oct/2025 - 31/Mar/2026

Kansai University Exchange Program

Kansai University

Suita, Japan
English Requirements: TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other
Based on the agreement with the UMAP, Kansai University accepts international students from the UMAP participating institutions every year. UMAP students at Kansai University follow the "KUGF (Kansai University Global Frontier) Curriculum", and students whose Japanese language proficiency is sufficiently high can also enroll in other specialist subjects.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 05/Aug/2024

Semester 1 dates: 01/Apr/2025 - 20/Sep/2025

Semester 2 dates: 21/Sep/2025 - 31/Mar/2026

Aichi Prefectural University Exchange Program

Aichi Prefectural University

Nagakute, Japan
Participating students can expect to improve their communication skills in Japanese by completing tasks in courses exclusively for exchange students. In addition, involvement in some of our regular undergraduate courses provides motivated students with a rich academic experience, making this program ideal for studious students. In this program for international students, both Japanese language and cultural understanding courses are offered.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 05/Aug/2024

Semester 1 dates: 01/Apr/2025 - 30/Sep/2025

Semester 2 dates: 01/Oct/2025 - 31/Mar/2026

Spanish and Mexican Culture Program

Universidad del Valle de Atemajac

Zapopan, Mexico
Offer Spanish classes. A short in-person program of 4 weeks.
Program C

Application deadline: 30/Jun/2024

Program Dates: 06/Jan/2025 - 12/Feb/2025

Exchange Program Chung Yuan Christian University

Chung Yuan Christian University

Taoyuan City, Taiwan
English Requirements: TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Other
English Score: TOEFL ibt 64, IELTS 5, TOEIC 700 or HSK4
Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) was founded in 1955, located in Taoyuan, ChungLi, near the traffic hub of northern Taiwan. We are accredited with the AACSB, IEET, and many other MoE awards. CYCU provides various fields for students to select. Inbound exchange students should complete 9 credits min to 21 credits max (undergraduate students); and 3 credits min to 21 credits max (Graduate or Ph.D. students). Exchange students can not enroll in the courses delivered in the service master's program. The Mandarin Learning Center at CYCU is responsible for offering various Mandarin courses, providing long-term Mandarin courses, one-on-one courses, and short-term Mandarin camps. Both one-on-one courses and short-term camps can be customized according to your specific needs. Mandarin Learning Center offers both online and in-person course options.
Program A/B

Application deadline: 04/Oct/2024

Semester 1 dates: 14/May/2024 - 14/Jun/2024

Semester 2 dates: 30/Sep/2024 - 30/Oct/2024

Thailand UMAP Micro-Credential

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

Thung Khru, Thailand
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) is delighted to introduce the Thailand UMAP Micro Credential program which is aimed to fulfil the needs of learners who seek to upskill and reskill, develop needed specific competencies, or lifelong learning. The learners from this side will get a Certificate as a transcript to verify which Learning Outcome they have passed. Strand B offers for 3 programs as follows; Program A: Data Visualization Program B: Cultural Dimensions in Communication Program C: Persuasive Presentation
Virtual Program

Application deadline: 30/Jun/2024

Program Dates: 01/Aug/2024 - 31/Aug/2024