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Semester Abroad in Asia

An exchange program is the most traditional type of international experience. WVU maintains exchange relationships with over 50 partner institutions across the globe. These university partnerships allow us to send and receive students through reciprocal exchange. A reciprocal exchange is where a student pays their Tuition & Fees at their home institution, and they receive the same benefits abroad (depending on the exchange, you may pay for housing and meals abroad or here at WVU). These programs provide credit from the partner institution that will be transferred via Global Affairs - Education Abroad.

Nanjing University, China

Over the past century, Nanjing University has been through many vicissitudes and experienced repeated changes in its name and location, but its traditional spirit of honesty, perseverance, self-reliance and unremitting pursuit of truth and creativity has been passed on from generation to generation and will be carried forward into the future. It is such fine tradition and spirit that allow the university to establish itself in the growth of the Chinese and world civilization, enrich its cultural heritage and nurture honest, persistent and self-reliant students. Since its establishment over a hundred years ago, Nanjing University has maintained its youthful vigor and made progress in various undertakings. It has made remarkable achievements in areas such as talent training, scientific research, social work and academic exchanges and has made indelible contributions to China's scientific, cultural and educational undertakings.

Nanjing University Official Website

A Welcome Guide for International Exchange Students

Introduction of International Exchange Programs

International English-taught Courses


Waseda University, Japan

Waseda’s culture and traditions have evolved over more than a century, but its founding principles remain firm, and the Waseda spirit lives in the hearts of over 500,000 alumni. Here we present the changing, the unchanged, the little-known and the lovable about Waseda.

Why Waseda?

Waseda University Brochure

Kinjo Gakuin University, Japan

Kinjo Gakuin was founded in 1889 as a women's private school by an American Presbyterian missionary named Mrs. Annie Edgar Randolph. The Japanese word “Kinjo” means “Golden Castle,” and our school was named so by our founder, Mrs. Randolph. Golden Castle Women’s School has developed over a century into an educational complex consisting of a university, a senior high school, a junior high school, and a kindergarten. It holds approximately 7,400 students and about 400 teachers and administrative staff at the present time.

Exchange Student Program

Kinjo Gakuin University Video

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

In 1956, Hong Kong Baptist College was founded by the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong as a post-secondary college committed to the provision of whole person education. In 1983, Hong Kong Baptist College became a fully-funded public tertiary institution. It gained university status in 1994 and was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).

Today HKBU encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programs, associate degree and higher diploma programs as well as taught postgraduate programs and research postgraduate programs leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. It prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students. Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence and the development of the whole person, and has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning.

Hong Kong Baptist University Website

Student Testimonials

Hong Kong Baptist University Summer Program

Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

As Taiwan’s top international university, MCU welcomes students from all over the world. Whether you are interested in pursuing a degree in Communications, Design, Management, Technology, Languages, Law, or Tourism, MCU offers a unique world class educational experience. Here, we believe in building creative and innovative global citizens who are ready to become world leaders of tomorrow. We wish you a pleasant virtual visit and hope to see you in person on our beautiful campus.

Ming Chaun University Website

Student Testimonials

Ming Chuan University sign

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established on 10 January 1997 and is a leading private university in Malaysia.

The campus is built on a 400 hectare (1,000 acres) site strategically located at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia. The university is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia. UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries, locally and abroad, on six research focus and niche areas. They are self-sustainable building, transport infrastructure, health analytics, hydrocarbon recovery, contaminant management and autonomous system. UTP has produced more than 15,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation students, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 60 countries around the world.

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Website

RMIT University, Vietnam

At RMIT University Vietnam you’ll experience an education that prepares you for success and equips you with the skills and knowledge to excel in your chosen career. We offer a range of student support services and state-of-the art facilities. Join our vibrant and welcoming campus community and enjoy our social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities - there are endless ways to get involved.

RMIT Website

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Vietnam

Korea University, South Korea

Study in Seoul at one of Korea’s leading private universities that’s known for its stunning urban campus. You will have a unique experience of studying at one of Asia’s top universities while taking classes alongside both Korean and fellow international students.

Korea University Website