VCU professor, Maury Hutcheson, guides students while on study abroad.

Education Abroad

Incoming Exchange Students

Exchange students in China.

In addition to sending students abroad, VCU Education Abroad also coordinates placements for inbound international exchange students from our partnership universities, ISEP and departmental exchanges. These students attend VCU for a semester or year as non-degree-seeking students. We typically work with academic advisers and department chairs in a variety of schools and departments to determine which courses the students will be able to enroll in while studying at VCU.

Sarah Carrier, academic advising coordinator in the Global Education Office (GEO), will work with academic departments to register incoming exchange students for their VCU courses. Prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters, advisers will receive an email or a phone call from Mrs. Young requesting them to review the international exchange students’ transcripts and applications to determine if the students will be able to take the courses that they have indicated on their exchange applications. Advisers should utilize the exchange students’ applications along with a copy of their home university transcripts to determine if they have taken the necessary prerequisites to enroll in the requested courses. Mrs. Young will then register the students for the appropriate courses via Banner and send a copy of the approval email to Records & Registration.

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