Semester Exchange Programs

Lamar University students are able to spend a semester or an entire academic year abroad through our international partner institutions. On semester exchange, students are enrolled at Lamar University, but take their classes abroad, usually in English. There are several opportunities that allow students to take a language abroad or take their classes in another language if they are fluent.


Notice Regarding COVID-19

Out of care and concern for its faculty, staff and students, Lamar University has made the difficult decision to cancel all study abroad trips for the spring and summer 2020.

Lamar University is committed to a robust study abroad program and providing students with an enriching global experience. However, at this time with the prevalence of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its continuing spread across the world, the university is unwilling to risk one student’s health and safety. All monies paid into the program will be reimbursed to students. Students will receive a full refund on the payments they have made.

Additionally, LU is committed to providing advising support to ensure students stay on track towards graduation. For specific questions about curriculum opportunities and course options, please contact the Undergraduate Advising Center at 409-880-8822 or email

The university is currently taking proposals for study abroad programs to be reviewed on June 1, 2020 for the next academic year, and it expects all programs to resume after this horrific disease is contained and/or eradicated.

Documents Required at Orientation


If you are interested in pursuing a university that is not one of our partnershp universities please Apply For Exchange and we will set up an introductory exchange appointment to review your options and the exchange process.