Departmental Exchange-Study Abroad - Carnegie Mellon University

Departmental Exchange

Departmental Exchange Programs function similarly to University Exchange Programs, except that the exchange is department-to-department instead of university wide. Many departments at Carnegie Mellon have exchange partners abroad. These programs are based on faculty relationships between the two departments and have been evaluated for academic compatibility.  Students interested in a Departmental Exchange should reach out to the appropriate departmental contact, listed below, to receive information about the application process. Some exchanges may not permit the use of federal aid for payment towards exchange.

**Countries where the US State Department has a Travel Warning in effect are not typically eligible for Exchange status.  In cases where the travel warning is location-specific within a country, the request will be reviewed by the University on a case by case basis.

Chemical Engineering Department

School of Design

School of Drama

Economics Program - Undergraduate

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

English Department

Heinz College

Information Systems Department

Materials Science and Engineering Department

School of Computer Science

Tepper School of Business

Exchange Programs: How They Work

Carnegie Mellon continually seeks opportunities to partner with institutions abroad to exchange students, faculty, and researchers. Because of Carnegie Mellon's active approach to making international connections, we have several exchange partners abroad. These programs are based on faculty relationships between the two institutions and have been evaluated for academic compatibility.

Exchange Programs allow students, in most cases, to use their Carnegie Mellon funding while attending a university abroad. These programs are reciprocal. We also receive students from the institutions to which we send students. This allows Carnegie Mellon students to build friendships with the students from that institution both prior to and during the study abroad experience, providing a true cultural exchange.

Carnegie Mellon students participating in these programs continue to pay tuition (billed at the junior/3rd-year level) directly to Carnegie Mellon and receive, in most cases, the same financial aid package. Students are responsible for paying all other fees, such as room and board, directly to the exchange institution.