The purpose of the program is to assist students in the awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of both the diversity and commonality of cultures. The program enables students to take a few classes at ‘host’ institutions, but not to study for the whole degree program. All course credits earned at host institutions are transferred to students’ ‘home’ institutions’ transcripts.
The Student Exchange is open to undergraduate students only in their Sophomore, Junior or early Senior years (with 30 units or more). A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required with a good standing in Academics & Financial status. The prospective student must also have no history of disciplinary issues.
Students pay Tuition fee and Room and Board fee (housing & meals where applicable) at ‘home’ institution. Students then 'exchange' – so the USIU-Africa student on the exchange program goes to the ‘host institution’ and utilizes the resources deposited by the exchange student at that institution, and the visiting exchange student comes to USIU-Africa to utilize the resources deposited here by ‘partner’ USIU-Africa exchange student. Monies deposited are non-refundable to exchange students.
Please note: The arrangement above is the only way USIU-Africa students afford to go study abroad using resources deposited at USIU-Africa. In normal circumstances, it would be too expensive for USIU-Africa students to go study abroad in countries like USA, Sweden, Germany, etc.