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Visiting Students

Visiting StudentsAlthough LIU Global is a four-year global studies program, students from other U.S. universities, including LIU Brooklyn and LIU Post, are heartily encouraged to study abroad as a visiting student at any of LIU Global's centers for one semester or academic year. Visiting students do not matriculate for a LIU Global degree and return to their home institutions to complete graduation requirements.

Each year about 25% of students at LIU Global come from other colleges and universities and earn LIU Global/Long Island University credit by studying abroad. LIU Global offers visiting students from other colleges and universities a full range of advising and support services, focusing on such issues as program selection, academic planning, registration, credit transfer, cultural adjustment, on-site support, and re-entry.

LIU Global visiting students are required to take the language and area studies courses offered at each center/program. The balance of their coursework is comprised of elective courses, internships and independent study. Visiting students receive a letter grade in each completed course.

Visiting students are advised to talk with their study abroad, academic advisor, registrar and/or financial aid office at their home universities in order to determine the home institution’s requirements with regards to application deadlines, credit transfer, and financial aid procedures. Visiting students will construct a learning plan in consultation with a faculty advisor upon arrival at a LIU Global center. However, if necessary to satisfy requirements at the home institution, visiting students are encouraged to communicate with a faculty advisor in advance of arrival at a LIU Global center.

Visiting students may study at the following centers/programs:

Australia (spring only)
China (fall and/or spring)
Comparative Religion and Culture (fall and/or spring)
Costa Rica (fall, spring or *summer)
South Africa (spring only)

To assist the Office of Admissions in the review of applications, candidates are encouraged to submit a “complete” application package. Meaning, they should submit application, fees, transcripts and all other documentation listed below at one time.

A completed application includes:

  • Completed Application Form - use our online form or hard copy
  • Application Fee (for hard copy applications only) - $50 check; non-refundable
  • Essay - 250-500 words; choose from 3 topics on the application form
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - one must be from a teacher/instructor who knows you well
  • Official College Transcript(s) - either in progress or showing degree conferral

*Summer Program in Costa Rica

For more information about this program, please click here: Summer 2013.