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Types of Programs

Study Abroad Programs Sponsored by the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement

All programs offered by TCNJ have been approved by the TCNJ faculty because they share The College of New Jersey’s dedication to academic excellence. The College of New Jersey sponsors programs which are indicated by “TCNJ” in the Sponsor column on the study abroad programs page. TCNJ sponsored programs are broken down into two types: Exchange Programs and Direct Enrollment Programs. Students at TCNJ can also study abroad through these other program sponsors: AustraLearn, CAPA, CIEE, EuroLearn, IFSA-Butler, ISA, OSAP, School for Field Studies, and TEAN. Finally, there is an option for students to petition the International Education Program Council for approval of their desired study abroad program that has not been placed on our approved program list.

TCNJ Exchange Programs and Payment

By agreement, TCNJ and an institution abroad each collect and retain tuition from their students. Each institution then exchanges students on an even basis. Typically, students will pay room and board at the host institution (school abroad). Such exchange agreements allow the TCNJ community to enjoy the benefits of having international students on the campus for a semester or a year. By going on an exchange program, you are giving the opportunity to a student from your host school to come to TCNJ and to enrich the diversity of the TCNJ campus! Exchange programs that are currently offered are:

  • Argentina: Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires
  • Australia: La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • Australia: University of Newcastle, Newcastle
  • Australia: Victoria University, Melbourne
  • England: Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • France: Universite Blaise Pascal, Vichy/Clermont-Ferrand
  • Germany: Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
  • Ireland: University of Limerick, Limerick (Psychology Majors)
  • Japan: Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata/Osaka
  • Spain: Universidad Europea, Madrid
  • Tajikistan: Technological University of Tajikistan, Dushanbe
  • Thailand: Mahidol University International College, Bangkok

New relationships are in development, and we will announce new exchange opportunities on our website and in other campus media.

(NB: TCNJ students whose parents work at TCNJ/who attend TCNJ on tuition waivers may use those waivers for exchange programs ONLY. STARS II scholarship students may also use their scholarships for exchange programs ONLY.)

TCNJ Direct Enrollment Programs

TCNJ directly places students at institutions abroad without going through a third party. For most of the TCNJ Direct Enrollment programs students will pay the host institution’s tuition directly to the host university. For all TCNJ Direct Enrollment programs students will pay the host institution’s room and board directly to the host institution. Please be sure to ask about payment for your particular direct enrollment program. Direct Enrollment Programs currently offered are:

  • China: TCNJ Study Center – CAPA International Education in Beijing
  • Czech Republic – The University of Economics (CESP Program) in Prague
  • Egypt – American University of Cairo
  • England – TCNJ Study Center – Foundation for International Education in London
  • England – Oxford Study Abroad Program (OSAP) in Oxford
  • France – American Business School, Paris
  • Israel – TCNJ Study Center – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva
  • Italy – TCNJ Study Center – CAPA International Education in Florence
  • Italy – Universita per Stranieri di Siena in Siena
  • Japan – Genki JACS Language Institute in Fukuoka
  • Japan – KCP Language Institute in Tokyo
  • USA – The Washington Center in Washington, DC

Sponsors/ Program Providers

Program providers are independent agencies that offer study abroad programs at universities abroad for an all inclusive fee that covers tuition, housing, and in some locations meals; administrative costs for on-site staff, arrangement of special classes, field trips, and excursions; and student services such as academic advising, counseling, orientations, group activities, and access to computer facilities. Please be sure to ask about payment for your particular sponsored program of interest before filling in your Financial Aid form for your TCNJ application. Programs are currently being offered through the following program providers: CIEE, NJSCIS, ISA and The School for Field Studies.

Click on the links below to find out more about these sponsors/program providers. Please note that TCNJ has not approved all the programs that each of these sponsors offers.

  • AustraLearn
  • CAPA International Education
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
  • EuroLearn
  • International Studies Abroad (ISA)
  • Oxford Study Abroad Program (OSAP)
  • The Education Abroad Network (TEAN – Asia Programs Only)
  • The School for Field Studies (SFS)


If none of these programs provide you with what you are looking for, you may petition to the International Education Program Council to have your desired program approved. Here is the petition process outlined for you. Please contact a member of the TCNJ Center for Global Education staff for assistance in developing a petition for program approval.