This semester exchange program allows USFSP students the opportunity to earn college credit while studying abroad at Taylor's University in Subang Jaya, Malaysia for one semester up to a year. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local Malaysian students at Taylor's University and other international students, gaining maximum exposure to Malaysian culture.
Exchange programs are competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early. Students begin the application process with USFSP Education Abroad.
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Subang Jaya is a city of 1.6 million and a suburb of the national capital, Kuala Lumpur. The city is also an education hub with numerous institutes of higher education. Malaysia is a culturally diverse nation with largest ethnic groups being Malay, Chinese, indigenous, and Indian. While the official language of Malaysia is Malay, a majority of the population is multilingual and speaks English.
Taylor's University is a leading private institution of higher education in Malaysia founded in 1969. Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, opened in 2010, contains state of the art facilities. Click here to learn more about Taylor's University. Take a virtual tour here!
Who Can Participate
This program is open to students of all majors at USFSP. No prior language experience is required. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in order to be eligible. Students from USF or USFSM are not eligible to apply.
All students will enroll in courses taught at Taylor's University. All courses are taught in English. Students must be enrolled full-time while abroad. List of available courses here under "Module Guide" as well as additional information for exchange students.
Fall Term: August - December
Spring Term: March - July
Course Approval Form: Students must download and complete as part of the application process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to receive full credit for the program courses, students must complete an online pre-departure orientation in Canvas and attend courses at the host institute. A link to access the orientation will be sent to students' USF email addresses prior to departure.
Students pay all tuition directly to USFSP based off the regular in-state resident per credit hour rate.
International airfare to/from Malaysia (estimate $1500)
Accommodations (see Living Arrangements below for details) estimated $400 per month
Personal spending (entertainment to vary by individual)
Passport or visa expenses--non-US passport holders are responsible for checking the entry requirements of Malaysia for their country of citizenship and procuring/purchasing any required visas.
Shot/vaccinations--any shots/vaccinations required by the student in order to obtain a Malaysian visa are the responsibility of student
How to Pay
Once you have been accepted to your program of choice, you will be asked to confirm your participation in the program by hitting the Commit button on your personal application page. Having confirmed your participation, the USFSP Education Abroad Office will place charges on your OASIS account. Students will be asked to make a confirmation payment toward the Study Abroad Program Cost (SAPC). Generally, this payment is $500, although certain programs may have alternate payment requirements as indicated on the specific program website.
Once you have committed to the program, you are financially liable for the Study Abroad Program Cost. Please carefully read your program-specific payment requirements as well as the Financial Terms and Conditions for your relevant program.
To make the payment:
ON-LINE (Please note: Do not use the on-line payment option if you have other outstanding charges on your account, as any payment will automatically be credited toward your on-campus charges)
Step 1: Go to USF Single-SignOn
Step 2: Log in using your USF Net ID.
Step 3: Click on OASIS on the top menu.
Step 4: On the Main Menu, go to "Student"
Step 5: On the Student Menu, go to "Tuition & Fees"
Step 6: Click on "Student Bill Payment" PLEASE NOTE: The USF Cashier's Office charges a 2.5% "convenience fee" for using a credit or bank card. If you use an online check you will not be charged the additional fee. They no longer accept VISA.
Step 1: Email the USFSP Education Abroad Office at email@example.com for a payment form. The form must be completed and signed by an authorized member of the Education Abroad Office.
Step 2: Take payment form to the USFSP Cashier's Office (BAY 132). You may pay only pay with check, cash or money order in person. Checks are payable to USF.
Step 3: Please keep a record of your payment for your records.
Post-Commitment Cancellation Policy:
You are liable for $100 less any non-recoverable program costs if you cancel at least 91 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for $300 less any non-recoverable program costs if you cancel 61 to 90 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for up to 100% of the program fee if you cancel 60 days or less prior to departure.*
Students must email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify USFSP Education Abroad of their cancellation.
*Education Abroad will assess on a case-by-case basis the non-recoverable costs of the program for which the student is liable. Non-recoverable costs may exceed to-date funds collected by USFSP Education Abroad at time of student's withdraw from the program.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding
Education Abroad Scholarships are available. Click here for details.
Note: The Education Abroad Scholarship application deadline for fall semester is June 1, 2018. However, applicants must be committed to the program as well as have paid the Confirmation Payment in order to be considered for scholarships. This takes processing time. Therefore, we strongly advise applicants submit all parts of the scholarship application by April 15, 2018 Huaihua University program application deadline.
Health and Safety
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
All participants must be in possession of a valid U.S. Passport or a valid passport from their country of residence. Passports must have an expiration date at least 6 months after the student's scheduled return to the U.S. Non-U.S. citizens should check the Chinese embassy here for the visa requirements for China. International students must also submit the Study or Research Abroad Approval eform, listed under "Other Services", in their istart account.
For detailed information on travel documents you may need for your trip please visit our Passport and Visa page.
Students should not book any flights or transportation until notified by Education Abroad. Students are responsible for booking their own flights.
Taylor's University is located nearby Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).
Students will board at Taylor's University's Lakeside Campus with other international students of the same gender for the duration of the program. Accommodations are single/twin occupancy.