Since 1954, CALS has offered their students unique opportunities to study abroad via the CALS Exchange program. Through reciprocal agreements with select universities, CALS students integrate themselves into a partner university abroad, taking classes and living alongside degree-seeking students. In exchange, students from our partner come to study at CALS. The CALS Exchange programs are rooted in, and in many cases designed by, CALS faculty affiliated to an international academic institution or university department that complements your academic program.
Students who have previously gone on exchange have found it to be a rewarding experience as it has added an international dimension to their degree, challenged them academically and facilitated the development of new skills, and enhanced their personal growth and self-confidence. Credits obtained while on exchange will be considered Cornell credit, not transfer credit. Students are billed their regular CALS tuition, with no added administrative fees. This is especially advantageous for in-state students. Housing, food, visa, travel, health insurance, books, and other personal expenses are paid separately.
What is unique about this program?
Uppsala University is one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with a wide range of courses in business, sciences, information tech, social sciences, and humanities.
Uppsala is the oldest university in the Nordic countries established in 1477. Known for its connection to the Nobel Prize, Uppsala is a top 100 University in the world and also a leading biotech center. Today's outstanding research and education are deeply rooted in history. Living traditions and culture are one of the strengths of Uppsala University. The University still observes a number of ancient ceremonies, symbols, and festivities, at the same time modifying and renewing them to meet today's demands.
What is unique about Uppsala?
From everywhere in this picture-perfect college town, you can see the spires of the magnificent Uppsala Cathedral. History here winds back to Viking times, and is later marked by the establishment of a Christian archdiocese in the 12th century.
Approximately 40 minutes by train outside of Stockholm (but only 20 minutes from the airport) and home to almost 200,000 people - and plenty of shops, restaurants, gardens and museums, Uppsala is a town rich in historic cultural milieus. Many of them relate to Uppsala University. For centuries the town has evolved, developing from a quiet idyll to a bustling crossroads for people, cultures, and ideas.
How do I apply?
- Attend a CALS Exchange and Study Abroad Information Session
- CALS will be holding information sessions for students to answer questions regarding types of programs, the process, financial aid/costs concerns, returning credits, and any additional questions you may have. You can find the schedule and login information here.
- Meet with the CALS Exchange Advisor
- The CALS exchange advisor is happy to meet with each student to go over specific programs, answer individuals academic questions that could not be discussed in an information sessions, assist with program selection based on interest, etc. It's also an opportunity to discus the application process, the course approval process, etc. Schedule an appointment.
- Click the green apply button (there is an application preview button for those interested in what is on the application-by clicking apply, you will start an application to the program)
- Already met with the CALS Exchange Advisor or is it close to the application deadline and you can't get in to see the advisor? That's okay. Click the green apply button and start the Cornell application process so you don't miss any deadlines.
- Click Submit
- Once you've completed all of the application requirements, click submit. The CALS Exchange Advisor will review your application within a week of your submission. If accepted, you will receive further instructions regarding next steps and the application process to your host university.