Eligibility Requirements

ECU exchange programs are open to any full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at ECU who is in good academic standing. Remaining in good academic standing will also be a requirement for placement and participation in ECU exchange programs. If the language of instruction at your proposed host institution is something other than English, applicants must have a sufficient knowledge of and ability to communicate in the language of the host country. For most students, this means having completed the equivalent of two years of college study of the foreign language. Advanced placement counts towards this requirement.

The following is an outline of general minimum eligibility requirements to participate in an ECU exchange program:

  • Full-time student
  • 2.5 GPA (some programs require a 2.75 GPA) for semester study abroad
  • 2.0 GPA for faculty-led study abroad (some programs may implement higher minimum requirements – refer to program-specific brochure page)
  • 24 completed semester hours by the time of your semester study abroad participation
  • A student in good standing
  • If studying in a language other than English – Four semesters of college level instruction in that language. For more information on languages offered at ECU please visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

If you don’t already have a passport, apply for one as soon as possible. Passport application forms can be found at the Department of State Travel.State.Gov website, or hard-copy forms can be picked up from the Post Office at 1st Street or at the International House.

You can set up an appointment to submit and certify your first-time passport application at the International House by going to our passport facility website.