Establishing International Partnerships


Developing an Agreement

Step 1: VCU Initiating Unit completes the International Collaboration Request Form
Step 2: GEO reviews form and facilitates discussions between relevant units for language/term negotiations.
Step 3: GEO coordinates the finalization of an appropriate agreement
Step 4: GEO obtains final signatures, distributes and retains electronic/hard copies of fully-signed agreement as appropriate.


Types of International Partnership Agreements

There are nine principal types of international agreements depending on the scope and details of the partnership.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Student Exchange Agreement (SEA)
2+2 Undergraduate Transfer Agreement
Masters Enrollment Agreement
Agreement for Faculty/Staff Exchanges
Short-Term Study Abroad Agreement
Consortial Academic Agreement
Other International Agreements


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