UCSD - Spelman/Morehouse Student Exchange Program

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The UCSD - Spelman/Morehouse Student Exchange Program was officially launched in the fall quarter of 1989. This formal exchange program was developed by Thurgood Marshall College and is open to all UCSD undergraduates. Morehouse and Spelman Colleges are located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Purpose of the Exchange Program

The purpose of the program is to provide a unique opportunity for students to live and study at important institutions of higher learning that are significantly different from the social and educational environment typical of California state colleges and universities. Similarly, the exchange students coming to UCSD from Morehouse and Spelman will have an opportunity to experience an exciting and very different educational environment.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be eligible for the Spelman/Morehouse exchange, students must have a completed application and the following:

  • Completed 60 semester or 90 quarter units, with a 2.7 or higher grade point average, by the end of Spring quarter.
  • A one-page statement of purpose outlining the reasons for participating in the exchange and a completed application.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from faculty, which specifically address the applicant's appropriateness for such an exchange program.
  • Appropriate academic preparation in the major field of study or field of interest.

Learn more about the Exchange Program

The application cycle to attend Spelman or Morehouse College during the 2016-2017 Academic Year will open Winter Quarter 2016.  For additional information, contact the Spelman/Morehouse Exchange program coordinator in the TMC academic advising office.

About the Colleges

Spelman College

Spelman College, established in 1881, is an outstanding historically black college for women. Spelman strives for academic excellence in liberal education. The educational programs are designed to give students a comprehensive liberal arts background through study in the fine art, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Students are encouraged to think critically, logically, and creatively; and to improve their use of communicative and quantitative skills. The college seeks to develop the total person.

Morehouse College

Morehouse College is an independent four-year undergrduate liberal arts college for men located in Atlanta, Georgia. It was established in 1867. Currently, Morehouse College enrolls over 2,000 students. The liberal arts curriculum is based on the principle "that to be educated, men must learn about themselves and their world in all of its varied aspects." Morehouse stresses values and self-awareness over isolated skills and knowledge.

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