Outgoing Exchange Programs (OEP)

Partnership in International Management

Program Description

Fuqua maintains exchange relationships with many outstanding business schools from around the world. You may study overseas for a short, intense program, for one term, a semester, or even during your summer break. The Outgoing Exchange Program (OEP) is available to eligible students in their second year at Fuqua. Students who choose an exchange program can receive elective credit toward their MBA at Fuqua.

Fuqua is a proud member of P.I.M. (Partnership in International Management), a consortium of leading international business schools, founded in 1973. 

General Application Process

The application process is a two-step process and is conducted three times per year, according to the term abroad.

The IPO office is part of the Daytime MBA Office group on CampusGroups and all students are automatically added to this group.  Information is updated here regularly.

There are two fairs held each year to showcase exchange opportunities - Global Opportunities fair each September and Annual Exchange fair each January.  We provide general information regarding all our partners and provide an opportunity for Fuqua students to meet students who represent our partner schools. 

In addition, each application cycle includes information sessions prior to the start of the cycle.  Information will also be sent out in the Daily Digest, so watch for these.

Financial Aid

Students considering an exchange opportunity can expect all travel and living expenses, as well as any application and/or program fees, to be covered by Financial Aid. The deadline for financial aid submissions can be confirmed through the Fuqua Financial Aid office; contact them at finaid-info@fuqua.duke.edu.


In addition to any individual health insurance coverage, all students on exchange are insured through Duke by ISOS for medical and security evacuation as well as repatriation. Duke Corporate Risk Management Office's website provides a wealth of information students should review prior to travel. Students should carry the ISOS card with them at all times when overseas.


Except where indicated, immunizations are not required but strongly recommended. Obtaining immunizations through Duke's Student Health Center is advantageous in that the nurse specializes in conducting research about the various countries and checks your personal medical history before making recommendations. Immunizations through the Student Health Center are generally inexpensive and all charges will appear on your Bursar bill.

If you choose not to utilize this opportunity at the Duke Student Health Travel Clinic, here is a list of Triangle Area Travel Clinics that also provide these services. Most clinics charge a consultation fee in addition to immunization fees.

To find out what is recommended for your travel destination, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for a list of recommended vaccinations. Some vaccinations are mandatory in order to enter a country. 

What if there are "no required immunizations" for the country you're visiting? 
The purpose of required vaccines is to prevent a person from carrying a disease into the country in question. Foreign governments are not necessarily concerned with illnesses which you may contract while in their country and there are certain diseases which no vaccine is available to prevent. Know your risk and preventative options before departure. The Duke SOS website is a great resource for medical alerts — see the Duke Portal at the bottom of the page.

Additional Travel Information:
Duke University has compiled a comprehensive guide with resources to help you plan all aspects of your trip.   

Tips to reduce your risk for infectious disease, from Duke Health.

Exchange Reimbursement Program

In recognition of the growing importance of developing countries on the world economy, and in need for increasing diversity in the exchange program, we are offering a student research initiative to enhance Daytime MBA students' global competence and global citizenship by providing an incentive-based opportunity for students studying abroad on exchange programs. The outcomes of this program will not only benefit the students who participate, but will help Fuqua in its annual process of cultivating interest in exchange programs among Daytime MBA students.

This is purely a voluntary, incentive-based opportunity that enables students to recoup a portion of the personal expenses incurred during study overseas. The work required to participate in this opportunity does not qualify as academic coursework and therefore should not be considered an alternative to the coursework required by academic exchange programs. Participants in this opportunity are bound by the Fuqua Honor Code.

Contact Information

For outgoing exchange information, please contact Ms. Candice Aldrich:

Candice Aldrich
Tel: 919.660.7677
Fax: 919.660.7982
E-Mail: ca49@duke.edu