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International Agreements and MOUs

Memorandums of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – a general preliminary document created to establish that each entity is prepared and agrees to develop collaborative activities related to student or faculty exchange, research, or instruction between cooperating entities. An MOU typically involves a university representative within a department or school and provides an avenue for future collaboration through an international agreement. An MOU does not commit either entity to a specific activity or funding. MOUs often precede, but are not required to precede, international agreements.

General MOU template

International Agreements

International Agreement (IA) – a specific commitment to pursue a predetermined activity or set of activities with identified funding or resources. An IA must include program-specific details for activities including language training programs; international field research; internships; exchange of faculty, staff, and students; and any financial obligation with an international entity.

For the current University policy on International Inter-Institutional Agreement Policy and Procedures including MOUs, please refer to the following link:


Form required for initiating a new agreement:  MOU / IA Request Form

Form required for renewing or terminating an existing agreement: MOU / IA Addendum Request Form