Developing a Memorandum of Understanding

NOTE: All proposed International Exchange Agreements must be sent to o to initiate the review process.  Agreements must receive approval and signatures for all identified parties, before they are considered active. Exchange Programs must be approved before they can publicized to students.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a general agreement that lists areas of possible collaboration, without creating financial obligations or committing resources.  The overall purpose of an MOU is to formalize a long-term, strategic relationship between institutions.  

Student/Faculty Exchanges

In cases of student/faculty exchange, an MOU outlines the responsibilities of each institution, including, but not limited to tuition agreement, reciprocity, visa assistance, and housing. Developing a new MOU for student exchange requires considerable thought about the many aspects of administering a program. A significant amount of faculty and staff time is required to develop and maintain a successful program, thus the college or department must ensure there is sufficient support at all levels.

As you begin planning for a new student/faculty exchange, the first step is to review the questions on the viability test and the timeline for creating a new Exchange as it delineates how long the process will take.

If there are questions concerning the viability of the proposed program, please contact , Director of Study Abroad and International Travel. 

International Exchange Template

Other MOUs

Coming soon!