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International Exchange Program

The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers undergraduate semester and academic-year exchange opportunities on the Dahlonega campus for select students through the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) and from UNG's international partner universities.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring semester (begins in January): October 1
  • Fall semester (begins in August): June 1

Application Process

  1. The student must be nominated by their home institution or program provider.
  2. The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) will send a UNG application link to the student.
  3. Students must submit the following supplemental documents with your application:
    1. Electronic/unofficial transcript(s) of all undergraduate work
    2. Scanned copy of passport photo page
    3. Proof of English proficiency by meeting one of the following requirements:
      1. Minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet based), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based)
      2. Official IELTS score of 6.5
      3. Minimum SAT critical reading score of 480
      4. Minimum ACT English score of 20
      5. Completion of English Composition 1 course at an accredited U.S. college or university (grade of C or better)
    4. Proof of funding (does not apply to ISEP students or those participating in a full exchange)
      Submit a bank statement and the financial affidavit that shows $8,000 USD. Documentation of scholarships and fellowships may be in the form of an official award letter from the school or sponsoring agency; documentation of personal or family funds should be on bank letterhead stationery. Exchange rates
  4. Students should send initial course request list to international student advisor.
  5. Once student is accepted to UNG, the international student advisor will create the visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019) so that the student will be able to apply for a J-1 visa.
  6. The international student advisor will send the acceptance letter along with pre-arrival information to the student.
  7. Students should schedule a visa appointment.
  8. Students should book flights and make hotel arrangements if necessary. Students should not book flights until UNG acceptance letter and pre-arrival information is received.

Your international student advisor cannot guarantee placement in desired courses or enroll students in courses prior to acceptance by the UNG Admissions Office. 

Pre-Arrival Information


Mandatory orientation for all international students will take place each semester.

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