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?
Through an exchange agreement between Manchester Business School (MBS) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University, CALS/Dyson undergraduate students may apply to enroll directly at Manchester Business School (MBS) for a semester or a year.
Alliance MBS provides a cosmopolitan international environment, with around one-third of full-time undergraduates arriving from outside the UK. Alliance Manchester Business School was established in Manchester in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. MBS is now the UK's largest campus-based business and management school. It is well known for its classes in Accounting and Finance - Accounting and finance research done by MBS academics is ranked #1 in the world by the Accounting an Finance journal. MBS also offers courses in IT Management for Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Business Ethics, International Business and many more.
What is unique about Manchester?
Manchester is the third-most visited city in the UK, after London and Edinburgh. Manchester is well known for being a city of sport. Two decorated Premier League soccer clubs bear the city name – Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester offers something for everyone and is more affordable than living in London. Manchester is a great city with a vibrant music scene and several museums. From Manchester it is easy to travel to/from other major UK cities. For example, direct train service between Manchester and London runs conveniently every 20 minutes with Virgin Trains. Local rail services connect Manchester Airport with GreaterManchester districts and the city center
How do I apply?
Step One: Attend a CALS Study Abroad 101 Session
• These meetings cover policies and factors to consider when selecting a program, the study abroad application and approval process, and other important information
Step Two: Meet with a CALS Exchange Advisor
• The CALS exchange advisor meets personally with every student interested in going on an exchange. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have and the advisor will help you select the program that fits your interests best
Step Three: Application
• Apply for the CALS Exchange Program by clicking on the "Apply" button on this webpage. You can apply on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage
• As part of your application, you need to get the proposed courses you want to take abroad signed off by your major advisor
Step Four: Nomination
• Once your application is complete, our office will nominate you to the exchange partner
Step Five: Partner application
• Complete the host/partner institution’s online application
For additional information on this program and all other CALS exchange programs, including links to partner fact sheets and student reports, please refer to the CALS Exchange Program website