Arkansas State University welcomes learners who wish to enroll at A-State for a short period of time (one semester or one year) to participate in study as non-degree seeking students. International students who wish to come to A-State for short-term study may fit into one of the three categories below.
Definitions of student type:
- A student enrolled in a university in their home country who A-State has a partnership with and is looking to enroll here for one semester or one year. These students need an immigration document from our university to enroll. This is called being an exchange student. Our list of partners for this type of agreement can be found here: Arkansas State University is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), a member organization of over 300 institutions in the U.S. and worldwide. We are also a partner with AMIDEAST and have several partner institutions. For the list of partner institutions, please check here.
- A student enrolled in a university in their home country, who A-State is not partnered with, but the student is looking to study abroad through one of these organizations (ISEP or AMIDEAST) for one semester or one year. These students need an immigration document from that organization to enroll. This is called being an exchange student.
- A student enrolled in a U.S. university as an undergraduate, who needs to take one or two classes at A-State for their degree at their university. These students do not need an immigration document from our university, as they use the immigration document provided by their university. This is called being a transient student.