Student Exchange

Swansea University has reciprocal student exchange agreements with a number of its Texas partner universities which allows students to undertake study abroad for a year or semester for no additional tuition fee.

 Student exchange programmes are available with the following Texas partner universities:

Short Programmes

Swansea University has developed a number of short visit programmes with Texas partners which allow students and accompanying faculty to undertake one to six week visits between Swansea and Texas. This includes:

  • Social Work: Inbound and outbound visits in conjunction with the University of Houston
  • Nursing: Inbound and outbound visits in conjunction with the University of Houston
  • Applied Medical Sciences: 6 week summer programme at Baylor College of Medicine for Swansea students 

The Texas Strategic Partnership team is happy to provide assistance in the development of new short visit programmes. Please contact Dr Caroline Coleman-Davies

Funding for Student Mobility

FOR OUTBOUND SWANSEA STUDENTS

  • Texas Strategic Partnership Bursary:Up to £1200 for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad at a Texas partner university who do not receive any other awards

Making a Difference

Feedback from our students who received Erasmus+ funding to participate in student exchange to Texas shows that:

  • 83% said that the experience had made them more confident and convinced of their abilities
  • 83% said that the experience had improved their subject or sector-specific skills
  • 83% said that the experience had made them more able to cooperate with people from other backgrounds and cultures 
  • 100% said that the experience had increased their chances of getting a job

Meet Andrea & Kristen from Texas A&M University

BAFTX Scholars share their Texas Exchange experience

Poornima Ramesh

Applied Medical Sciences student Poornima spent 6 weeks participating in a summer programme at Baylor College of Medicine:

 "It was an unforgettable experience which has helped shape the person I want to be." Read more

Ben Bottrill

Chemical Engineering student Ben Bottrill spent a semester studying at Texas A&M University:

 "One of the best things about the exchange was the opportunity to travel which allowed me to learn and understand the rich, diverse culture within Texas" Read more ... 

Meredith Davies

Meredith Davies, a Medical Engineering student from Texas A&M University spent a semester studying at Swansea University:

"I was first attracted to the Swansea University exchange because all of my classes would transfer back to my home university" Read more ...

Tara Murphy

PPE student Tara Murphy spent a semester at UT Austin: 

"Whilst on exchange I had the opportunity to undertake an internship in the Texas State Capitol where I worked for a State Senator." Read more ...

Charlene Morrison

Charlene Morrison from Texas A&M University, spent a semester studying at Swansea University:

“Signing up for a study abroad program was the greatest decision I’ve ever made." Read more ...

Matthew Henry

Chemical Engineering student Matthew Henry from Worcestershire spent a semester at Texas A&M University:

"The experience has definitely improved my work ethic. If my time in Texas has taught me anything it's that it's better to start early and finish early with work!" Read more ...

Giovanni Ontiveros

Giovanni Ontiveros from UT Austin undertook an internship exchange in Politics and Cultural Studies at Swansea University:

"My time in Wales was far better than I could have possibly imagined!" Read more

Dominica Khoo

Environmental Engineering student Dominica Khoo spent a semester at Texas A&M University: 

“Texas A&M is very much about community, tradition, loyalty and optimism and I made some great friends." Read more ...

Erika Patino

Erika Patino, a Psychology major from the University of Houston studied at Swansea University for a semester:

"My advice to anyone thinking of studying abroad at Swansea Uni is, DO IT! It’s an experience of a lifetime that you’ll cherish forever." Read more ...

Natalia Wisniewska

Chemical Engineering student Natalia Wisniewska spent a semester at Texas A&M University:

“Texas A&M is one of the world’s best universities for Chemical Engineering and my experience was unforgettable!" Read more ...

Erin Henderson

Erin Henderson from Texas A&M University undertook an internship exchange in Politics and Cultural Studies at Swansea University:

"I honestly could not have picked a better opportunity to fulfil my internship requirement!" Read more ....

David Rochelle

David Rochelle from Cannock spent a semester at Texas A&M University: 

"The best things about the exchange were the people I met - I made some great friends!" Read more ...

Justice Caldwell

Justice Caldwell from the University of Houston spent a semester at Swansea University: 

"Studying abroad has shown me how strong I am." Read more ...

Otteh Edubio

Medical Engineering student Otteh Edubio spent a semester at Texas A&M University:

“I did not expect the welcome we got when we arrived at Texas A&M - everyone treats you like family the moment you become an Aggie!" Read more ... 

Lorelee Gonzalez

Lorelee Gonzalez from the University of Houston spent a year abroad in Swansea:

"I wanted to study in the UK as I was going to have culture shock wherever I went, but I thought it would be easier to adapt somewhere that I spoke the language." Read more ...

Benjamin Clarke

Benjamin Clarke spent a semester studying at Texas A&M University:

"The best things about the exchange were meeting people from a different culture and looking at biomedical engineering from a different standpoint." Read more ... 

Andrea Martinez

Andrea Martinez from UT Austin undertook an internship exchange in Politics and Cultural Studies at Swansea University:

"My semester at Swansea University has been the greatest experience of my life." Read more ...

Erin Livermore

Erin Livermore from Texas A&M University spent a semester at Swansea University: 

"My favorite part of the exchange was getting to explore Wales - the Gower Peninsula is gorgeous and has amazing hiking trails." Read more ...  

Taj Shah

Taj Shah from Texas A&M University spent a semester studying at Swansea University: 

“I thought the location of Swansea was great because of its proximity to the other countries of Europe." Read more ...