Types of Programs
- Winter: Two to three weeks
- Summer: Four to six weeks
- Semester: 12 to 16 weeks; does not always follow Baylor's semester schedule
- Academic Year: Anywhere from seven months to an entire year abroad
- Exchange programs are often, though not always, the least expensive options.
- Students from Baylor and the host institution are exchanged, typically on a one-to-one basis.
- Exchange programs have the most competitive admissions process.
- Each student will enroll as an international student at a host university.
- Baylor students are fully integrated with local students.
- Housing is often acquired by the student independently or in cooperation with the host university's international office.
- These programs are typically a semester or academic year in length.
- Affiliate programs are often organized by educational organizations such as CIEE, CEA, SAI, or FIE (note: not all programs on these sites are approved by Baylor).
- The program fee often includes housing, field trips, and some meals.
- Affiliates provide on-site staff to assist students.
- Baylor students may be less integrated with local students; courses usually taken with other U.S. students.
- Many programs offer homestays as one housing option.
- These programs can be over the winter, summer, semester, or academic year.
- Programs organized and led by a Baylor faculty member.
- Courses are taken with Baylor students only.
- Many programs typically focus on a single theme or academic discipline.
- Some programs are only open to students in specific majors.
- Many programs are offered during the summer and winter; a few semester options are available.