University of South Alambama – Mobile, Alabama

University of South Alabama (‘South’, for short) is home to nearly 14,000 students and more than 115 academic programs, South is a dynamic community of leaders and learners who support and challenge one another to be actively engaged citizens who advance the Gulf Coast region and the world. Founded in 1963, South’s vision is to foster an environment that couples engaging learning experiences with high-level research, enabling our faculty and students to be leaders in their disciplines.

The unique and beautiful Gulf Coast region is a catalyst for discovery and innovation, and South’s 1,200-acre campus has been transformed over the past decade with new facilities and resources for teaching, housing and recreation, health sciences, the arts, engineering, computer science and athletics. Jaguar athletes also compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

USA is a place where students discover and strengthen their career passions, and form connections that result in lifelong relationships. At South, we look at the world and see things that we have the power to change, affect and shape — together. So that’s exactly what we do, every single day.

Programmes of study

University of South Alabama offers approximately 115 different academic programmes that are offered by 10 different colleges. A range of undergraduate majors are offered, which will be open to exchange students. Some of the programmes on offer include: Business Studies; Biomedical Science; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Drama; Economics; English; History; Journalism; and Marketing. For a full list of programmes click here.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at University of South Alabama.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – Once you have confirmation of your student visa and booked your flight to Mobile, you may complete this form to request an airport pick up at the Mobile Regional Airport. If you are arriving at other airports other than the Mobile Regional Airport you will need to make your own arrangements to arrive at your dormitory. 
  • Accommodation – All incoming exchange students are highly encouraged to apply for housing in the campus dormitories. For options, click here. Housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage you to do this as soon as you are moved into the second phase of your exchange application. 

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet US immigration requirements .
  • Insurance – DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in the US, and students are required to purchase health insurance while attending University of South Alabama.


Living costs in the US tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and USA: