Student Exchange Programs

Valencia is currently working with the following institution on a student exchange program. In this arrangement, there is a one-for-one exchange where each student pays the tuition of his or her home institution, but studies for one semester at the host institution.

The process to research, plan, and prepare for a semester exchange program is almost exactly like planning for a regular semester abroad program with just a few minor differences. We recommend that you start at least two semesters prior to your program start date. Follow the institution-specific instructions below and use the Semester Study Abroad Planner  to help you navigate the application process. Since this is an exchange program, you will pay tuition to Valencia but not to the host institution. 

Zealand Institute of Technology




PROGRAMS OF STUDY: Marketing Management, Service Hospitality and Tourism Management, Multimedia Design, Computer Science, Logistics Management

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING: The SAGE office has up to $3000 to support this program. You must meet eligibility requirements.


  • Fall 2015  - The application deadline is May 1, 2015
  • Spring 2016  - The application deadline is November 1, 2015


  • Have at least one year of college studies in the relevant program area.
  • Have a valid passport up to 6 months past the program end date.
  • Pay tuition fees to Valencia College.   There is no ZIBAT application fee to pay.
  • Be able to show financial support for the program duration for accommodations, air and ground transportation, books, meals, activities, insurance, and incidentals.  Estimated costs per semester are $7000.
  • Report one week before the term begins but do not arrive any earlier.
  • The TOEFL test is not required.


  • Contact the SAGE office at 407-582-3188 or by email at
  • When you have been cleared to apply by the SAGE office, go to the following website and complete the program application form: Follow the instructions on how and where to send your application. Be sure to copy the SAGE office on your application.   When you submit your application you must indicate on the top of the first page of the application form that you are applying as:  Valencia College Exchange Program.
  • You must complete the Course Pre-Approval / Consortium Agreement Form for credit transfer and get the appropriate signatures.


  • 15 U.S. credits equals 30 ECTS credits. This equates to approximately 40 hours of work per week including class time, homework, projects, etc.
  • You will need to plan out the courses that you want to take in advance. Be sure to talk to an academic adviser and a financial aid adviser to ensure that the courses you select fit into your degree program, otherwise, you will not get sign off.
  • You must indicate the semester and program you will be attending on the application form. 


  • ZIBAT does not offer student housing, but in most cases you will get assistance with finding accommodation. In some of the cities where you find a ZIBAT Campus, finding housing is relatively easy, but in others, not as easy (in general – the closer to Copenhagen the more difficult and more expensive)
  • Normally you have to pay the first month’s rent plus three month’s rent as a deposit.  The monthly rent for a single room with a small toilet and bath ranges from $430 to $650 per month. 
  • For housing assistance, contact the campus contact person indicated on or in your information package received from your ZIBAT Campus. Be sure to let them know that you are a Valencia College exchange student.

TRANSPORTATION: Students will arrive to Coppenhagen Airport:  and will be picked up by a ZIBAT representative from your campus.  ZIBAT has campuses in 5 cities in the Copenhagen capital region (island of Zealand). All cities are not a big city in a US context but mid sized cities in a Danish context..  If you are traveling from Copenhagen to one of the ZIBAT campus cities, you should take the train.  The ride is about 20 minutes to 1 hour long (depending on ZIBAT Campus/City location your chose/study in). Most Danes ride bikes, and in 2008 Copenhagen was declared the world’s first bike city.  They have free city bikes, bicycle taxis, guided bicycle tours, and bike rentals.  You can also rent a bike yourself to get around.


  • Upon arrival students will be paired up with a Danish “buddy” to help acquaint them with the college, the city, and getting used to life in Denmark.  Students will receive an orientation as well as a guide with basic “need to know” information.

  • Students are allowed to work 15 hours per week.  The salary is approximately DKK (Danish Krone) 80-100 per hour ($1.00 = 5.20 KDD).  Students often can find work in the service industry.  You must pay income tax on all income earned which is approximately 40 percent.

  • Approximately 5.4 million inhabitants of Denmark speak Danish, a Germanic language related to both English and German.  Danish uses the same alphabet as English but with three additional letters.  Free  Danish language courses are offered by the College as a supplement to help in managing day-to-day life in Denmark.  About 80 percent of the Danes speak English.

  • Students must be sure to get their original transcript sent to the SAGE office.  A copy will be kept on file and the original will be sent to the Admissions Department.