Cornell University

International Programs

117 Ives Hall, 607-254-7255

ILR Student Exchange Programs

\\ilrILR Exchange Programs provide a unique opportunity for ILR students to study abroad at a partner institution.  Students can study for a semester, full-year, or during the summer in China.  Our partner institutions offer courses that are similar to ILR’s, which makes it possible for students to earn ILR elective credits while abroad.  Exchange programs are reciprocal with ILR students going abroad and international exchange students coming to ILR, Cornell University. Currently the ILR School has student exchange programs in Australia, China, Spain, and the UK.

In addition to Exchange Programs, ILR students can study overseas through Cornell Abroadthe UCD Semester in Dublin Program, and the Credit Internship Program .

FAQs About ILR Exchange Programs


Who is eligible to go on exchange?

Any ILR junior or senior in good academic standing (3.0 or above at the time of departure) with all ILR core requirements completed.  Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to attend to learn about the opportunities. Note:  Students interested in the URV (Spain) Exchange Program must have minimal Spanish language ability.

How is an Exchange different from Study Abroad?

An ILR Exchange is a study abroad opportunity with a specific ILR international partner university and is ONLY open to ILR students.

How are the exchange courses transferred? 

The course selections will be similar to ILR courses so many of them can be applied towards ILR elective credits.  This can be an important factor for transfer students.

How much does it cost? 

Students on Exchange pay ILR tuition with NO additional fees (this can be a very good deal for in-state students).  Room & board, books, air fare, in-country travel, visa fees, and all other personal expenses would be additional.   Financial aid would apply.  Students studying in Australia may apply for the Brooke and Glenn Grindlinger Australia Travel Award, a $2,500 award to cover travel costs.  Details will be provided at the info session, Monday, February 3rd, 5-6pm, 116 Ives Hall.