UNH has educational partners on every continent. Partnerships between UNH and foreign institutions often take the form of an International Memorandum of Understanding (IMOU). An IMOU is a binding, legal contract formalizing terms of collaboration between the University of New Hampshire and one or more international institutions. The types of agreements may include (but are not limited to) general friendship and cooperation, reciprocal student exchange, study abroad, faculty/staff/specialist exchange, research collaboration, and/or technical assistance. USNH legal counsel has reviewed and approved several IMOU templates. To view the IMOU templates, click on the appropriate link below:
- Memorandum of Understanding for Friendship and Cooperation
- Memorandum of Understanding for a Reciprocal Student Exchange Program
- Memorandum of Understanding for a Managed Study Abroad Program
STEPS TO ESTABLISHING A SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
To initiate an international partnership, faculty and staff should consider the Steps for International Partnership and the flowchart outlining the partnership process, and then complete the International Partnership Proposal Form. The Center for International Education and Global Engagement (CIEGE) is available for consultation at any stage in the process. (For international contracts, agreements or grants facilitating international engagement, please see the Checklist for Initiating an International Opportunity.