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As an exchange student you will push your boundaries by directly enrolling at one of Shepherd’s partner universities while living and learning with students from your host country. Exchanges are one of the most affordable study abroad options and will allow you to take advantage of excellent academic programs around the globe. What’s more, is that you will be part of a growing global community of exchange students, including those who come to study at Shepherd.  Shepherd University has a special student exchange agreement with the following universities:

Anáhuac University is located in the city of Puebla, Mexico and 90 miles from Mexico City and surrounded by the

volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl
.  The pyramid with the largest surface in the world is located in Cholula, ten miles from Puebla’s downtown.  UNESCO recognized the Spanish Colonial architecture of Puebla as World’s Heritage Site in 1987.  The university has seven schools: Business; Communication; Engineering and Design; Law; Psychology; and Tourism and Gastronomy.  They also offer summer programs, Spanish language and culture, and Social Work.

Nanhua University was established in 1996 and it is located in Dalin Township in Taiwan. It is private, medium-sized (5200 students), and offers courses and programs leading to bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in several areas of study. It has five colleges: Management, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts and Design.  The University is situated on a mountain slope in a garden setting with grasslands and towering trees. The unique natural environment has earned the school the name “Forest University.” The rare and protected species and the natural and cultural ecology support the University’s focus in environmental education.

The Chinese Language Center at Nanhua University offers an intensive program for speakers of other languages.  In order
to assist U.S. students with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and to enhance their interest and proficiency of learning Chinese language (Huayu), the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) for American Mandarin/Chinese learners including beginners to study at any accredited Mandarin center in a university or college in Taiwan is available.  Attached is the application and direction on applying.

Osaka University of Commerce founded in 1956 is based in Osaka, a large port city and commercial center on the
Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.

It is a private university (4461 students) focused on four disciplines: Commerce, Economics, Public Management and Business Administration.  Please view OUC Syllabus Collection for International Students.  

University of Nicosia founded in 1980, is located in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, an island which lies at the cross-roads of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa.  It has 160 degree programs at the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate level, hosting more than 10,000 students from all over the world.  The Summer in Cyprus Programs  as well as the Semester in Cyprus Programs may be appealing and worth looking into.  They can also help with curriculum integration and course mapping. 

University of West Scotland With origins dating back to 1897, UWS is
a public university, located in the center of Scotland’s largest town – Paisley – a few minutes’ walk from Paisley Gilmour Street train station, with frequent services to nearby Glasgow and Ayrshire, the campus is lively and urban.  The campus occupies over 20 acres and is home to teaching,
lecture rooms, workshops and laboratories, as well as a library, Students’ Union and some student accommodation. It is a dynamic and contemporary environment, with around 10,000 students.  It is organized into six schools: Business and Enterprise; Computing & Engineering; Education; Health, Nursing & Midwifery; Media, Culture & Society; and Science & Sport.  Please check out UWS Summer Program.

We gratefully acknowledge the U.S. Department of State and its administrative partner, Partners of the Americas, for the award of a Capacity-Building Grant for Undergraduate Study Abroad.

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