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Incoming Exchange Students: How to Apply

Incoming Exchange Students: How to Apply


Office of Global and Multicultural Education
236 Student Services Center
570-389-4199 | Fax: 570-389-4830

Director of Global Education:
Nawal Bonomo

Welcome! We are very pleased that you are interested in studying at Bloomsburg University.

Start the process by contacting the International Office at your home university. If there is an exchange agreement between Bloomsburg University and your home institution, and they have submitted a nomination on your behalf, please apply to the exchange program following the instructions below.

Exchange students play an important role in the globalization of our campus. The key to a successful exchange will be for you to reach out and connect with your new environment. We’re here to help you with that transition.

Here are some useful links to help prepare you for study in the United States:

If you wish to apply to study at Bloomsburg University, please follow these directions:

  1. Go to this webpage: Study Abroad.
  2. Click on "PROGRAMS".
  3. Change the button "Show: Outgoing" to "Show Incoming".
  4. Click on the "search" button on the lower right of the page.
  5. Find your home university on the list and click on the Program Name.
  6. On the brochure page, click on the button "Apply Now".
  7. In the login window, click on "I do not have login credentials for this site" and submit.
  8. Fill out the form and submit. A password is then sent to your email.
  9. When you receive your login information, go back to Study Abroad and click on the "NON-BU LOGIN" in the menu on the top. Do this promptly, because your temporary password will be valid only for 24 hours.
  10. The page will show the message "No applications on file - view programs." Click on the link, which will take you back to the search page. Make sure the button is set on "Incoming" and click "search" on the lower right again.
  11. Select the link to your home university. When the page opens, click on "Apply Now".
  12. You can then begin completing the application. Everything is on-line. The only original document required to be mailed is the proof of financial support.

Take a look at our 2017 Celebration of Cultures on the BU academic quad

  1. Celebration of Cultures 2017 video