Logistics of the Exchange
Classes and Registration
Registration appears as "foreign study." Completed courses appear on transcripts, showing earned credit, but not grades. Therefore, this quarter does not figure into a student’s overall GPA.
Students who study abroad will be charged the average number of points spent on classes (by their second-year classmates) for the quarter they are away.
Students who are unable to attend the SEEK pre-term class due to the dates of their exchange program will be required to take the weekend version offered on the Chicago campus for Part-T
ime MBA students.
Accepting a spot on an exchange program is a commitment for students to represent Kellogg, as well as themselves. Students are required to sign an agreement to this effect. Although students may be excused from their exchange commitments due to emergencies, such as serious health matters, students who withdraw from their exchange commitment without Kellogg approval will be charged 1,000 bid points for the quarter they planned to go abroad.
Kellogg students studying abroad must enroll is no less than 90 contact hours of coursework (the equivalent of three Kellogg credits) and no more than 150 contact hours of coursework (the equivalent of five Kellogg credits). If students enroll in more than 150 contact hours, they may be required to pay additional tuition. Please see here for more information on using exchange coursework toward the Kellogg degree.
Host School Support
Assistance with course registration, visa application, and search for housing is provided by the host school.
Students must purchase HTH insurance to cover emergency care while abroad.
Kellogg currently offers 36 exchange partnerships. Additional information about these schools can be found here or in the Global Programs office (5220).
In addition to the participating schools, Kellogg School students may petition to enroll in exchange programs at prominent foreign universities that have alliances with other leading business programs in the United States.
The Kellogg School does not permit exchange with other national schools because it is not consistent with the vision and the goals of the exchange program — to promote a cultural interchange of ideas and provide a greater understanding of cross-cultural trade and business practices.
For these reasons, we also respectfully request that students do not apply to schools in their countries of origin for exchange.
Exchanges typically take place in fall or winter quarter of the second year, although exchanges during spring quarter of the second year are possible.
Tuition is paid to the home institution. Students will be billed just as if they were attending a quarter at Kellogg.