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Exchange Programs

johnny-azerbaijan.jpgREEP Overview

Through the Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program (REEP), UH students can study at a partner university, while paying the UH tuition rate and limited student fees. Conversely, students at a UH partner university can study at UH while paying tuition to their home university. REEPs provide an opportunity to take courses with local students and are best suited for highly motivated, independent students. REEPs are typically a semester or year-long commitment and tend to be more cost effective.  

Many REEPs are open to all students, while some are only available to students in specific colleges. Students must apply with Learning Abroad for nomination to a partner institution by the deadlines indicated for each term.

REEP Eligibility

At the time of application students must have:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (2.8 required for Swansea University)
  • Completed at least 12 UH credit hours
  • At least one semester left at UH after return from program

Partner Institutions

click the links to view the program brochures 

All Majors

University Location Contact
ADA University Baku, Azerbaijan Learning Abroad
Leipzig University Leipzig, Germany Dr. Hildegard GlassLearning Abroad
Swansea University Swansea, Wales Learning Abroad
Tecnológico de Monterrey Monterrey, Sante Fe, Mexico City, and Querétaro, Mexico Learning Abroad
University of Stavanger Stavanger & Svalbard, Norway Dr. Julia WellnerLearning Abroad

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dhahran, Saudia Arabia Learning Abroad


University Location Contact
Graz University of Technology Graz, Austria Ms. Trang Phan
ENSA Versailles Versailles, France

Bauer College of Business

University Location Contact
Universidad Francisco Marroquin Guatemala City, Guatemala; Madrid, Spain Bauer Global Initiatives, Mr. Brent Spraggins
NEOMA Business School Reims & Rouen, France

Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership

University Location Contact
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, China Ms. Jennifer Glickman
Sejong University Seoul, South Korea
Sung Kyun Kwan University Seoul, South Korea
Rikkyo University  Tokyo, Japan
Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus Phuket, Thailand
La Rochelle School of Tourism and Hospitality La Rochelle, France
Ferrières Hospitality and Luxury Management School Paris, France & Barcelona, Spain

College of the Arts

University Location Contact
École Des Beaux Arts Nantes, France David Politzer 

Application and Nomination Process


All interested students must attend a Learning Abroad 101 workshop and meet with the Learning Abroad REEP advisor to discuss their intended program.

Before applying with the host institution, students must be officially nominated by UH Learning Abroad. Your application for nomination will include:

  • Minimum of one approved Course Equivalency Form
  • Two personal statements that should address the following prompts:
    • Please describe your personal, professional, and academic goals. How will the selected program help you reach these goals? Is there anything else that you hope to gain from this program? (250 word limit)
    • Please share why you think you will be a successful exchange student in this program and how you will handle academic and/or personal struggles while you are abroad. This essay should address your level of independence, comfort with ambiguity, and the personal skills that you will use to navigate a new country and culture. (250 word limit) 
  • One letter of recommendation from a UH faculty or staff member. The letter of recommendation should include the following information: why the recommender believes the applicant will be successful on the selected REEP program and an evaluation of the applicant’s strengths. This may include areas such as academic preparation, cultural awareness, independence, communication skills, adaptability, and/or teamwork. 
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
All applications for nomination (including the personal statements and letter of recommendation) must be submitted by the listed deadline. Nomination decisions will be based on program capacity as well as the quality of the completed applications.

If you are completing a College REEP, please be advised that there may be additional requirements to be nominated. Students should consult with their departmental contact for this information.

Please contact the Learning Abroad REEP advisor for additional information.


Incoming REEP Students

Do You Currently Attend a UH partner institution? 

If you are unsure, please contact your institution's study abroad or student mobility office. At this time we are not able to accommodate international students from non-partner institutions.

Incoming Student from a Partner Institution

Nominations must be received from Partner institution contacts by April 1, 2024 for the Fall 2024 semester or Academic Year 2023-2024 and October 1, 2024 for the Spring 2025 semester. 

Please see the Undergraduate Student Checklist and the Graduate Student Checklist for more details. 

For incoming undergraduate students: All application materials should be uploaded digitially to your online myUH account. 
For incoming graduate students: Certain application materials should be uploaded, while some materials should still be mailed directly to UH Graduate School. 

In addition, all students under the age of 22 are required to receive the  Bacterial Meningitis vaccine and submit an official certificate of compliance; students participating in an Incoming REEP should receive the vaccine in their home country ten days prior to arrival in the United States. 

All Incoming REEP students are responsible for the following fees:

  • Health Insurance: details and costs listed here
  • International Student and Scholar Services Orientation Fee: $100
  • Exchange Fee: $75
  • International Student orientation Fee: $75
  • UH Recreation and Wellness Center, Student Center, and Student Services fees 

Undergraduate UH Application Fee:

  •  $90 paid online while applying for admission via 

Graduate UH Application Fee: