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CU-Boulder's International Partnerships

Reciprocal affiliations

CU-Boulder currently has formal, reciprocal agreements with a number of overseas institutions.  These affiliations have been formalized by one of the following types of agreements:

  • Honorary Memoranda of Understanding
  • Cooperative Research Memoranda of Understanding
  • Dual Degree Agreement
  • X+Y Degree Program Agreement
  • Strategic Partnership Agreement
  • Student Exchange Agreement

 The full list of our current international partnerships can be viewed here:

Current Agreements

An explanation of the different types of agreements and information about how to initiate an agreement can be found here: 

How to Establish a New Affiliation or Exchange

NOTE: The Office of International Education is the central repository for exchange agreements and international memoranda of understanding. This hasn't always been the case in the past. If you know of any arrangements that are not included on these lists, please inform our office and we will update our information (internationaldirector@colorado.edu; phone: 303-492-2976).

Student Exchange Programs

Student exchange programs are a particular kind of partnership that involves sending and receiving equal numbers of students to and from each exchange partner.

  • A list of our current exchange agreements can be found here
  • Information for CU-Boulder students wishing to participate in an exchange can be found here
  • Information for students, faculty, and staff at our international partner institutions can be found here
  • Information about how to establish a new student exchange program can be found here.

Affiliations via study abroad programs

Study abroad affiliations: CU-Boulder also has a number of overseas affiliations through its non-exchange study abroad programs. A list of these host institutions can be found here: Study Abroad Host Institutions.  These are universities that CU-Boulder students may attend on a study abroad program but with which we do not have formal exchange agreements.

A full list of official CU-Boulder study abroad programs, including those not based at a foreign institution, can be found here: Study Abroad programs search page.