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Angers, France

ESSCA School of Management

Explore Angers, a recognized World Heritage Site and learn more about the French culture while receiving a top-level business education at ESSCA, a grande école specializing in business.

Fall Term: August to December
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Strasbourg, France

EM Strasbourg Business School

Ranked in the top 15 business programs in France, EM Strasbourg hosts over 500 international students from 200 different colleges around the world. Strasbourg is located in the province of Alsace.

Fall Term: September to December
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Wiesbaden, Germany

EBS Business School

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Rhine-Main region, a major economic and cultural center of Europe. EBS is a highly-rated private business school in Germany. which holds the prestigious EQUIS accreditation.

Fall Term: August to December
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Tokyo, Japan

Waseda University School of Commerce

Located in Tokyo, Waseda University is one of the most academically-selective and prestigious universities in Japan. Be at the center activity and innovation that is taking place in the world’s most populous metropolis.

Fall Term: September to February
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The deadline to submit an exchange application is March 15 for Fall 2022 and September 1 for Spring 2023.

Speak with your advisor to explore how a study abroad program could fit with your coursework. Exchange applications are reviewed as they are received and admission is made on a rolling basis; therefore we strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible during the application period.

Step 1Complete the UTSA Application

Select your program of interest below or visit the UTSA Education Abroad Application Portal and search Abroad UTSA – Exchange: Business.” for the list of all available business exchange program.

- Abroad UTSA - Exchange: Business at ESSCA – France

- Abroad UTSA - Exchange: Business at EM Strasbourg – France

- Abroad UTSA - Exchange: Business at EBS Business School - Germany

- Abroad UTSA - Exchange: Business at Waseda University, Tokyo - Japan

 Step 2COB Reviews Application and Submits Nomination

Once you complete your application, you will receive an email from the experiential learning program manager in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business to confirm your eligibility and schedule an interview. If accepted to the program, you will be sent directions on how to accept (or decline) your nomination, which will be submitted to the host university. 

Step 3: Credit Verification Form

While waiting for a program decision from the college, please review the host university’s deadlines and information. It is recommended that you also meet with your academic advisor and the Education Abroad office to complete the Credit Verification Form during this time. Being prepared with course transfer approvals will speed up the process when applying and registering for classes at the host university.

Step 4Complete the Host University Application

Once you have been nominated by the college and accepted by the host university, you will receive email details directly from the host university on how to complete the application process. Ensure you review this email thoroughly and submit all required documents by the specified deadline dates.

Step 5: Attend a Pre-departure Orientation

Attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation hosted by the Education Abroad office.

To participate in an exchange program through the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, you must: 

- Have a minimum Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or Graduate GPA of 3.0
- Attend UTSA for at least one full semester after participating in an exchange
- Minimum credit requirements vary by program, review step 1 in the application process tab for program-specific details

Tuition Cost  

- Pay UTSA Tuition and Fees (between 12 to 15 credits) 

 Additional Expenses To Consider

- Airfare (round trip)
- Food/Meals
- Housing
- Visa fees 

Contact the Financial Aid office for details on applying scholarships to your semester abroad. The Study Abroad Funding section of the Education Abroad website has additional information on scholarship opportunities.

Health Insurance

You will be automatically enrolled under the Student International Travel Accident and Sickness Policy through ACE American Insurance Company/Chubb. Visit the Education Abroad Resources and Tips for more information on Health Insurance.


All students participating in an exchange program are required to have a valid passport. It is recommended that your passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay.


Transcripts may take several weeks to be received and processed. This may delay graduation for graduating seniors who studied abroad during their final term.


You are responsible for confirming if your exchange destination requires a visa and taking the necessary steps to submit information with the respective embassy. 

Visit the Education Abroad Resources and Tips on the Education Abroad website for more information.