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Trimester Exchange Program

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A World of Learning Opportunities

  • With 30+ partner university destinations around the world, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School provides unparalleled access to international study and business opportunities. Earn academic credit at one of our prestigious partner universities while building a network of international contacts and global business skills. 
  • The Trimester Exchange Program is open to part-time and full-time students in the MBA and MSGB programs. MSGB students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are required to complete the trimester exchange program. It is also a requirement of the IMBA program. 
  • Students in the trimester exchange program complete a full term of elective credits at their host university. Credits are transferred on a credit/no-credit basis. 
  • Download the Partner University List

Application and Timeline 

Due to academic sequencing and calendar differences, most PGBS students study abroad during the fall term. However, a spring term trimester exchange may be possible in certain circumstances. 

General Fall Trimester Exchange Timeline:

  • November - February: Application opens for the following Fall Trimester Exchange Program. Global Programs conducts advising sessions for interested students.
  • February - March: Application review and interviews.
  • March: Accepted students are given nomination offers to specific partner universities, usually from their list of preferences. If the students accept their offers, Global Programs officially nominates them to the partner universities.
  • April - May: Students complete final application steps with the partner universities to secure their acceptance in the exchange program. 
  • May - July: Students make visa, travel, and accommodation arrangements for their time abroad. 
  • August - September: Students arrive at their host university for orientation.
  • September - December: Students take classes abroad. Specific academic calendars vary by university. In some cases, exams may be held in January.

General Spring Trimester Exchange Timeline:

  • June - August: Application opens for the following Fall Trimester Exchange Program. Global Programs conducts advising sessions for interested students.
  • August - September: Application review and interviews.
  • September: Accepted students are given nomination offers to specific partner universities, usually from their list of preferences. If the students accept their offers, Global Programs officially nominates them to the partner universities.
  • October - December: Students complete final application steps with the partner universities to secure their acceptance in the exchange program. Students make visa, travel, and accommodation arrangements for their time abroad.
  • January - February: Students arrive at their host university for orientation.
  • January/February/March - May/June/July: Students take classes abroad. Specific academic calendars vary by university.


Testimonials

Maria Alvarez

Studying abroad was my absolute favorite! I learned how to ‘adult’ in a whole different way, like finding and renting an apartment doing it in Spanish, learned how to successfully navigate the metro, opening a foreign bank account, and applying for healthcare coverage. Luckily, I also learned how to make delicious paella, attended a ‘fútbol’ game, and watched a flamenco show for free! Studying abroad was one of the best experiences of my life!"

Fall 2019 Exchange - IE Madrid

 

 


 

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