Third Party Study Abroad Programs
In addition to Exchange Programs and Faculty-Led study abroad courses, UNF has affiliations with a growing number of third party programs that provide you the opportunity to study at a variety of universities abroad. Representatives from many of these organizations participate in the UNF Study Abroad Fairs held at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters
Use the following links to explore third party study abroad opportunities.
1. Florida State University System
Check these sites out first, especially if you are a Florida resident and/or you are receiving Florida financial aid. Although there is some paperwork involved, enrolling as a transient student in another Florida university's exchange program is much simpler than applying as if you were a degree-seeking student. Transient student enrollment for an exchange is contingent upon various factors (available space, etc.) so please contact the UNF International Center first if you are interested in this option.
2. Affiliate Organizations
These are study abroad organizations that UNF has partnered with to provide access to additional benefits and opportunities for UNF applicants.
3. Study Abroad Search Sites
If you haven't found an exchange or faculty-led program you like, these sites have large databases that can let you search for a program by country, field of study, term length, etc.
National Registration Center for Study Abroad
4. Other Study Abroad Organizations
These organizations help students enroll directly at international universities or have their own study centers around the world.
Academic Programs International (API)
Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)
Athena Study Abroad
CAPA International Education
CEA Global Education
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL)
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)
Semester at Sea
The School for Field Studies
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
UNF Students on a
non-UNF or Third Party Provider Study Abroad Program:
providers are independent organizations that facilitate or administer
study-abroad programs. They often act as intermediaries by assisting students
with logistics like course registration, housing arrangements and other support
If you are
participating in a study abroad program offered by a third party provider and
you are planning to use your financial aid, please keep in mind the following
must schedule an appointment to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor in the
International Center to discuss your study abroad plans.
on your study abroad program, your financial aid may or may not travel with
you are receiving an institutional scholarship (UNF scholarship) and you plan
to participate in a semester or academic year program through another
institution or third party provider, you may lose your institutional
you are currently receiving Florida Pre-paid or Bright Futures and you plan to
attend a study abroad program offered by another state
of Florida institution, that institution will determine your eligibility
to receive these funds.
you have applied to participate in a study abroad
program through a US educational institution outside of the state of Florida,
your state aid will not apply, but you may be able to utilize federal grants
and/or student loans.
you are planning to enroll directly at an institution abroad for your study
abroad experience, it is unlikely that any of your financial aid will apply.
a program provider or host institution requires the UNF Financial Aid Office to
fill out a Consortium / Contractual Agreement or other financial forms, please
submit these documents directly to a Study
Abroad Advisor at the International Center. We will facilitate this process with Financial
students attending a Florida public institution, you will need to complete an
electronic application through FloridaShines . If you are a UNF student seeking
to temporarily enroll in another institution, download instructions for assistance. Please note that not
all Florida public schools participate in the FloridaShines program, so please
check the list of schools carefully. If you are not prompted to answer
financial aid questions on the FloridaShines electronic application, you will
have to complete the UNF Financial Aid Consortium Agreement .
Please contact the International
Center for more information.