Exchange Programs

Northwood University has built partner relationships with educational institutions worldwide. Through these partnerships, individual Northwood students have the opportunity to study at one of the partner institutions for a summer, semester, or year. Credits earned through exchange programs are transferred to Northwood University. Each partnership offers a different curriculum yet the courses still maintain the values and learning goals of those offered through Northwood University on-campus courses.

For more detailed information and application materials: Exchange Program Information Booklet

Exchange Programs (updated 8/2018)

France - Angers - Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA) 
France - Paris - Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA) 
Hungary - Budapest - Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA) 
Netherlands - Hague - The Hague University 
Dominican Republic - Santiago - Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) 
Germany - Wolfsburg - Ostfalia University of Applied Science 
Italy - Rome - John Cabot University 
Italy - Florence - PALAZZI - Florence University of Arts 
China – Shanghai - Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA) 
Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA Study Abroad) - various countries around the world 
Universities Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) - various countries around the world
All programs are taught in English other than PUCMM, which is taught in Spanish.

For more information and to apply, log in to Blackboard and go to Study Abroad - Exchange Programs.

Questions? Contact:
Ms. Katie Kirkland
Director of International Education
(989) 837-4137

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Incoming Exchange Students

Incoming exchange students are students who have been selected by Northwood’s partner universities to study at Northwood for one or two semesters. 

English Language Ability

Northwood University requires all applicants whose institutions language of instruction is not English to demonstrate adequate English language skills.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Incoming exchange students must have a minimum GPA equivalent to a U.S. 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Proof of Financial Support

Proof of financial support for the student's expected length of study must be provided. Evidence of financial support needs to be an original document (Original bank statement received in the mail, an official letter of funds available signed from a financial institution etc.). Two original documents will be needed. One will be sent to Northwood with your application and the other will be kept for the U.S Consular Office and presented during the visa interview. Certified copies, PDF attachments, faxes, and bank website printouts are NOT acceptable.

Immigration Documents

The exchange student’s immigration documents will be prepared by Northwood University when the exchange application is fully completed. The approximate turnaround time is 4-6 weeks. Form I-20 and information packet will be sent directly to the student. The packet will include instructions on how to proceed in order to obtain a visa and general information. After receiving the Form I-20, the international student must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee at All international students must pay the required SEVIS fee to the United States Department of Homeland Security per the instructions sent with the immigration document. It is not possible to pay the SEVIS fee before receiving the immigration documents.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition at Northwood University and general fees (application fee etc.) are waived in accordance with the exchange agreement between Northwood and the partner institution. Housing, Board, and Student fees (parking fee, technology etc.) are NOT waived and will need to be covered by the exchange student. Students are required to have Health Insurance coverage during their stay in the US.

Estimated Semester Expenses

Exchange students will be responsible for any expenses other than tuition and general fees.

Official Transcripts

Exchange students need to fill out a Transcript Request Form requesting an official transcript be sent to their home institute.

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