The University of Dayton Exchange Program
About the University
The University of Dayton — Catholic, Marianist, innovative, transformative — stands as a leader in higher education and one of the preeminent Catholic universities in the nation. It's the largest private university in Ohio.
Founded by the Society of Mary (the Marianists) in 1850, the University of Dayton focuses on educating the whole person through a community of challenge and support. A University of Dayton education is transformative. Students are prepared for both life and work and learn skills in building community. Our students lead through service to others.
This is a university on the move with a deep commitment to academic excellence. At the undergraduate level, we offer more than 70 high-quality programs in four accredited divisions. We provide premiere graduate programs at both the master's and doctoral levels. We offer a law degree, either traditional or accelerated.
At the University of Dayton, you'll find a friendly, welcoming campus that embraces diversity. Nationally recognized as a top-tier university, we offer the resources of a large university and the personal attention you'd expect at a small college. Learn more about what is going on at UD.
As an Incoming Exchange Student, you may select courses from any faculty/unit, as long as you meet the pre-requisites academically and the course is open to exchange students. Visit the UD Bulletin for a master list of courses taught at UD.
You must first be nominated by your home school to complete the application process. Once you have confirmed that you are eligible, click the Apply Now button on this page. There, you will find more information about the course registration and housing processes.
First Look for home of the Global Learning Living Community where all Exchange Students are placed for Housing.
You will automatically be placed in this housing community where you will be one of four students sharing a two bedroom/two bathroom fully furnished apartment in the heart of campus. You will be in an intentional Learning Living community called the Global Learning Living Community. This community will supply you with an unique opportunity to live with students from not only the United States, but from around the world. To learn more about the community please click here.
Click on the picture for a video tour of the Caldwell Apartments.
Once approved and confirmed as an Incoming Exchange Student, you will receive the documentation necessary to apply for a J-1 visa. Instructions will be provided in the application process.