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International Exchange

International Student Exchange Program

Xavier offers the opportunity for its students to spend a semester at another institution without any extra tuition expenses. In addition, students from partner institutions have the opportunity to take courses at Xavier and experience New Orleans.

Currently, Xavier has student exchange agreements with the following institutions: 

London South Bank University

American Business School in Paris

University of Alicante in Spain

University of the Antilles, Martinique and Guadeloupe

Only qualified sophomore or junior students will be allowed to take courses at these institutions during the spring semester. Students accepted into the program will reside in on-campus housing and will have access to all of the host campus activities and student privileges in which they are qualified.


Information for Xavier Students

 How Does the Program Work?

 Xavier students pay Xavier tuition and fees for the semester as they would normally do using their scholarships, financial aid, and financial means. Students will also be required to pay room and board fees for St. Martin DePorres Resident Hall (two residents, private bath), and satisfy the student health insurance requirement. Students at the host institution will pay their institution's tuition and fees. The students are then exchanged between the two institutions. The courses taken at the host institution will transfer to Xavier if the grade of "C" or better is earned. Students are responsible for their travel to and from the institution, materials such as textbooks, and all other personal items that may be required.

*Students should make sure that their health insurance policies cover them at the host institution.
*Grades earned at the host institution do not affect the student's Xavier grade point average.


What are the Qualifications?

  • Full-time students in good standing with the University.
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00.
  • Junior standing (but exceptional Sophomores will be considered) majoring in any discipline.

How to Apply

Completed application consists of:

  • A completed application form (obtainable online here) or in Room 312 of the St. Joseph Resource Center),
  • A statement of purpose why you wish to participate in this program, and
  • Two letters of reference from faculty who have taught you (faculty should send their letter directly to Torian L. Lee).

All materials should be hand delivered to St. Joseph Resource Center, Room 312 or submitted by mail to:

Mrs. Karen Lee
Associate Director, Center for Intercultural and International Programs
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive; Campus P.O. Box 127
New Orleans, LA 70125


About Our Student Exchange Partner Institutions

London South Bank University (https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/)

American Business School in Paris (http://www.absparis.org/en/)

University of Alicante in Spain (https://www.ua.es/en/)

University of the Antilles, Martinique and Guadeloupe (http://www.univ-ag.fr/fr/international/venir_a_l_uag.html)


Please pick up application in XULA's Center for Intercultural and International Programs office: St. Joseph Academic & Health Resource Center, Room 312

Xavier University of Louisiana Center for Intercultural and International Programs