Options include:

* The Emory Exchange is a prestigious academic opportunity available only to Dean’s List (Honors) AUR students. Students in all majors are encouraged to apply for this exclusive and challenging program, which allows outstanding students to spend a semester studying in an American setting on the Emory campus in Atlanta, GA, one of the top undergraduate business programs in America, and to prepare for the rigors of graduate school. Interested students must be nominated and interviewed for the limited number of places available. Past participants have included students from Communication and Digital Media, Film, International Relations, and Business who have taken courses in both the Business School and the College of Arts and Sciences.

To be eligible for AURA you must have Junior Status ( i.e. have completed 60 credits) and a GPA of 3.0.
An approved Study Abroad semester meets the “Alternative Educational Experience” requirement of AUR’s General Education Program.
Courses taken abroad must be pre-approved by the academic advisor and a Transfer Credit Permit form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar's office prior to enrolling the courses.
Students need to be aware that equivalents of their core courses in the major may not be available at all partner schools.
All courses taken as part of AURA transfer as pass/fail, with the exception of Emory AURA. A pass is C and above. C- or lower is a fail.

The Next Step:
Speak first to the Registrar (z.desmet@aur.edu) and then with your academic advisor about how the AURA Program can help you achieve your academic goals and how to go about gathering the information necessary to allow you to study abroad at your chosen university.

Administrative fee for AURA:

  • €300 for summer session
  • €500 for the semester

Independent Study Abroad
AUR students can also apply directly to study abroad at regionally accredited American universities or national universities recognized by the country’s higher education system.

AURA and US Federal Aid

Students who receive US federal aid can participate in an AURA program for a maximum of 25% of their AUR studies. For a student pursuing an AUR degree in 4 years, that is a maximum of one year to study abroad while for all others it is a maximum of one semester to study abroad. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information (financialaid@aur.edu).

Student Experiences - podcast

We know that studying abroad is one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences that a student can take on. While the prospect of leaving your comfort zone to live and study in a new environment is undoubtedly daunting, our students who undertake a study abroad experience return to us with broader horizons and a fresh take on their degree program.

London & Atlanta

In the Spring semester of 2019. Communication major Rachel Wertz and Business Administration major Maria Gatti flew the AUR campus for a semester studying abroad, Rachel at the University of Westminster, London, and Maria at Emory University, Atlantan, Georgia. We caught up with Rachel and Maria upon their return to Rome to discuss their AURA experience.

Student Experiences - articles

For the Fall 2019 semester, Business Administration student Isotta Giorgini crossed the Atlantic for a study abroad experience in New York City, with LIM College as her host institution. Reflecting on her experience, she said "Living in NYC has given me the opportunity to approach life differently, to adapt to different situations, and to be more motivated in achieving my goals, both personal and academic."
Click here to read her feature in full.
Isotta was joined in New York City by another Business Administration student, Giammarco Caccese. He too placed a high value on the experience, saying "The best part of New York is that it is such a huge and continuously evolving city that there is always the possibility to see, try, or visit something new. In addition, its diversity always makes you feel at home."
You can read his interview here.
International Relations & Global Politics student Giulia Torchio chose the Madrid campus of Saint Louis University for her study abroad semester. She felt that studying abroad would be particularly beneficial given the international outlook of her degree, "I thought it could be interesting to study abroad the first semester of my Senior year of college, so once I’m back for my Capstone project I will have developed a broader perspective and learned more about a new culture."
To read about Giulia's study abroad experience, click here.
Business Administration student Sara Morigi spent the Fall semester of 2019 studying at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. "Studying at Emory has certainly expanded my understanding of the US, its people, socioeconomic system and ambitions. I have also had the chance to meet international students from all over the world."
Click here to read Sara's take on the study abroad experience.