International Exchange

Why Choose CSU?

“I learned so many things about myself and met some great people. It is a great program if you want to experience a great state with great people and a high level of education.” – Ethan, University of Tasmania

Where? Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Population: 171,000
  • 100 Kilometers north of Denver
  • Average sunny days per year: 300
  • Fort Collins was ranked first in “Best Places to Live in America” in 2006 by Money Magazine

When can I attend the exchange program?

Students who are nominated by their home institution may choose to study at CSU for one semester (August -December or January-May), an academic year (August – May), or a calendar year (January – December).

Will class credits transfer?

The Reciprocal Exchange program allows you to take classes at CSU that will transfer back to your home University. While all classes are not guaranteed to be open, there are hundreds of classes to choose from over a wide variety of disciplines.

Where will you live?

At CSU, you can choose from a full range of living options that speak directly to your interests. Students accepted into the Reciprocal Exchange program are responsible for arranging their own housing. We strongly advise you to arrange your living accommodations before you arrive in Fort Collins.

  • Residence Halls

    There are 13 residence halls at CSU with meal plan options.

  • Campus Apartments

    Single and family apartments available in four complexes

  • Residential Learning Communities

    An integrated academic and social learning experience in a residence hall setting.

  • Living Off Campus

    Students find housing in the Fort Collins Community.

What will you study?

Colorado State offers more than 150 undergraduate programs in eight colleges. Eligible students enroll as full-time students, taking 12-15 credits (4-5 classes) per semester or a minimum of 3-6 credits

I spent my year abroad within my American Studies degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I was welcomed with open arms by every person I met not only within the inclusive and wide-ranging induction week, but in the wider community as well. From family […]

Piers's Story »

I still feel very proud to be a CSU Ram every time I pull on my CSU hoody, or wear my CSU socks, or drink out of the CSU drink bottle (I think you get the picture). I’ve found myself day dreaming and thinking a lot about CSU recently and how every single day there […]

Tim's Story »