Exchange Students


Choosing to Study at Goucher

We look forward to hosting you on our campus.  Please review the information below and contact us if you have any questions about participating as an exchange student at Goucher.

Who can attend as an exchange student

Direct Exchange


Students from partner universities with established agreements may apply through their home institution to spend a semester or a year at Goucher.  Our partner institutions include:

  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Lignan University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)


Students who are at ISEP member institutions can request to be place at Goucher.

Why you should study at Goucher

Learning more through Goucher Social Media

 

Placements Through ISEP and UGRAD Pakistan

Congratulations on your placement at Goucher College!   We look forward to welcoming you to campus.  

Students Placed Through ISEP

We will receive a copy of your application, course preferences, and transcripts through the ISEP portal.  You will receive an email from Goucher prior to April 1, 2022 requesting you to complete an "application." (This will insert your information into our campus systems). 

Further instructions about course registration, housing, immunizations, arrival and orientation will be emailed to you throughout the summer.

Students Placed Through UGRAD Pakistan

We will receive a copy of your application, course preferences, and transcripts directly from IREX.  You will receive an email from Goucher prior to April 1, 2022 requesting you to complete an "application." (This will insert your information into our campus systems). 

Further instructions about course registration, housing, immunizations, arrival and orientation will be emailed to you throughout the summer.

 

Nominations from Direct Exchange Partners* 

Congratulations on your placement at Goucher College!   We look forward to welcoming you to campus.  

*Our partners include:  Aoyama Gakuin University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Lignan University, University of East Anglia, University of Roehampton, and University of the Sunshine Coast

Application Process

Students who are enrolled through our partner institutions will receive an email from Goucher prior to April 1 requesting you to complete an "application" and submit the additional documents needed to issue your immigration Form I-20 and collect your course preferences.   Additional details about the requirements will be in the email.  Here is an overview:

  • Exchange Student Supplemental Application(s)
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Declaration of Finances Overview Form
  • Financial support documents
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if English is not your native language (TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo)

Further instructions about course registration, housing, immunizations, arrival and orientation will be emailed to you throughout the summer.

Deadlines

Fall Semester April 15
Spring Semester October 15

We are willing to maintain flexibility through the pandemic and act in the best interest of the students and our exchange partnership.

Financial Support

The exchange agreements vary, so please contact your home university or the Associate Director in the Office of Global Education at Goucher for the amount of financial support to be documented for immigration purposes.

  Semester Full Year
Tuition Covered Covered
Room $4,000 $8,000
Meals $3,700 $7,400
Travel $1,200 $1,200
Books $600 $1,200
Miscellaneous $1,000 $1,700
Total $10,500 $19,500
* Please note that health insurance is not included in this estimate, as most exchange students obtain adequate health insurance through their study abroad offices.  The Goucher-negotiated health insurance policy is approximately $3,000, if you choose to purchase that option.

Obtaining Your Form I-20 and Visa

Please visit Immigration Information for Incoming Students for information about these matters.