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About UMAP

The University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) consortium promotes student exchanges among more than 600 colleges and universities in 36 countries/territories in Asia and the Pacific Rim.

James Madison University (JMU) is the United States’ national secretariat for UMAP. U.S. institutions interested in signing up for UMAP can contact JMU at

Access to UMAP gives U.S. education institutions the following:

  • mobility for students and faculty via reciprocal exchanges to higher education institutions in Asia and on the Pacific Rim
  • promote short-term (1-8 week) programs to a wide range of stakeholders
  • access to scholarships for study in Japan and Taiwan
  • a foothold in emerging and existing markets for international students
  • strategic partnerships with UMAP partner institutions that share their values and vision around internationalization
Become a UMAP member

JMU encourages all public and private post-secondary institutions in the United States to sign-up for this consortium. Participating schools must be a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and have sufficient infrastructure for facilitating education abroad programs. There is no cost to U.S. post-secondary institutions to participate.

  1. Read and review the UMAP program information and PLEDGE OF AGREEMENT found here.
  2. Contact the National Secretariat of the U.S. (JMU) to inquire about any questions you may have, and to inform us of your interest.
  3. Sign the PLEDGE OF AGREEMENT and send a scanned copy to the International Secretariat and the National Secretariat.
    • In addition to the scanned copy, please send two sets of the signed agreement to the International Secretariat. Upon receipt, they will countersign and return one original copy back to you. 
  4. Members will then be added to the UMAP consortium. Information will be sent to you via email on the various programs, including A&B (one or two semester long exchange programs), C (short-term programs), Summer Programs, and Research Net collaborations.
Contact Information

JMU | UMAP National Secretariat of the United States

Dr. Lee Sternberger, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Center for Global Engagement
Taryn Roberts, Director of Study Abroad

T: 540-568-5209

International Secretariat of UMAP

Toto University, 5-28 Hakusan, Hunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8606 Japan

T: +81-3-3945-7682

UMAP Members

A full list of UMAP members can be found here.

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