Exchange partners and study abroad affiliates

Reciprocal exchange programs

For each of these programs, all financial and institutional aid applies, with the exception of work study. Additional loans may also be available.

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

  • Eckerd College the only participating school in Florida
  • Over 100 institutions to choose from around the world
  • Student pays Eckerd College tuition, housing, and board
  • Total immersion
  • Courses available in all disciplines
  • Instruction in English and other languages * Semester and academic year exchanges

Kansai Gaidai University, Japan

  • Wide variety of courses focusing specifically on Japan and Asia
  • Instruction in English * Japanese language courses from beginning through advanced levels
  • Homestay or on-campus housing

Nanzan University, Japan

  • Instruction in English
  • Japanese language courses
  • Seminars in Japanese for more advanced students
  • Courses in Japanese area studies and traditional Japanese arts
  • Homestay or dormitory housing

EWHA Womans University, Korea

  • Co-educational
  • Asian studies: Korean culture, language, art, art history, sociology, religion, politics, history, international relations, and literature
  • Instruction in English
  • Housing in International House on campus

University of Plymouth, England

  • Broad spectrum of programs, but particularly strong in business, science, and technology
  • Housing in residence halls

Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

Courses offered in English and Spanish with a focus on Marine Science.

Study abroad affiliates

Federal financial aid applies, except work study. No institutional aid applies. Additional loans may be available.

Council on International Educational Exchange

  • Affiliated with universities in over 30 countries
  • Instruction in English and other languages
  • Semester, academic year, and summer options
  • Total immersion
  • Housing on or off campus

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

  • Affiliated with institutions in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji
  • Courses available in all disciplines
  • Semester, academic year, and summer options
  • Total immersion
  • Housing on or off campus
  • Internships

Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS)

  • Spanish language immersion courses
  • Focus on history and culture, environmental problems, and women’s studies
  • Internship in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, or Belize
  • Field course in resource management and sustainable development
  • Research in three different ecological zones in Costa Rica
  • Summer internship
  • Open to social science and natural science students
  • Homestay

Sea Education Association (SEA Semester)

  • Students in any academic major are eligible to apply
  • Variety of courses in maritime studies, nautical science, and oceanography
  • First half of semester on shore in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, second half at sea for practical laboratory experience
  • No prior sailing experience required
  • Semester or summer
  • Scholarships
  • Interest-free loans

IAU College (formerly Institute for American Universities)

  • Three programs located in Aix-en-Provence, France
    • School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Courses in English in archeology, art history, business and economics, history, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology and studio art, French language, and literature.
    • The Marchutz School of Fine Arts: Courses in English in painting, drawing, art criticism, and art history.
    • French Honors Program: Courses and homestays exclusively in French for students with a higher demonstrated ability of language proficiency; additional excursions and events.
  • Semester, academic year, and summer options
  • Homestay

Arcadia University

  • Affiliated with universities in England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, Austria, Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Mexico
  • Semester, academic year, and summer options
  • Housing on or off campus
  • Total immersion

Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)

  • Affiliated with institutions in England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and Costa Rica
  • Semester, academic year, and summer options
  • Orientation and excursions
  • Total immersion
  • Internships
  • Housing on or off campus
  • Scholarships

International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL)

  • Semester, academic year or summer programs in ten countries
  • Courses combined with community service
  • Disciplines include history, political science, language, literature, sociology, economics, and anthropology
  • Homestay or on-campus housing


Applications for Fall semester are due by March 15, 2022. Follow these steps to apply for a Fall semester abroad program. Before you begin your application, be sure you are logged into your Eckerd email account.

Step 1 – Due by March 15, 2022

Step 2 – Due by April 15, 2022

Once you are accepted to the program complete the following :