Soliya facilitators and staff member Katja Riikonen smile in front of University of Padova in Italy in 2013.

University of Padova, 2013

University Partners

Since 2003, Soliya has brought together over 18,000 college-aged students for virtual exchange in the Connect Program, hailing from 269 institutions in 36 countries and 30 states in the United States. Most partners for education are accredited colleges and universities. Occasionally, Soliya collaborates with non-governmental organizations to gain access to marginalized groups including refugee or internally displaced youth. Below is a list of all past and current partners for the Connect Program. Partners participate during different academic calendars and semesters. Those marked with bold characters indicate the new partners that have joined since the Spring semester of 2018.



Middle East and North Africa


University of Oum El Bouaghi


University of Bahrain


Al Azhar University

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services

American University in Cairo

British Council

British University in Egypt

Cairo University

English Language Resource Center

Future University

Information Resource Center, Cairo

Jovesolides Egypt

Menoufiya University

Minya University

South Valley University


IIDebate - Iraq

Soran University

University of Duhok

Youth Speak


ActionAid Global Platform

Al-Qantara Centre for Human Resources Development


German Jordanian University

Hashemite University

I Learn Space for Knowledge

I-Dare for Sustainable Development

IIDebate - Jordan

King Al-Hussein Bin Talal University

National Information Technology Center

Philadelphia University

Queen Rania Teacher Academy

University of Jordan

University of Zarqa

World Student Christian Federation

Yarmouk University


American University of Kuwait

Gulf University for Science and Technology


Al Maaref University

American University of Beirut

Haigazian University

Lebanese American University

Lebanese International University

Notre Dame University

Sawa Association for Development


Al Asmarya University

Do Training Center

Jusoor Center for Studies and Development

Misurata University

Moomken Organization for Media and Awareness

Sabratha University

Sebha University

University of Benghazi

University of Tripoli

Zawia University


Al Akhawayn University

American College Casablanca

American Language Center in El Jadida

American Language Center in Kenitra

American Language Center in Marrakesh

American Language Center in Mohammedia

American Language Center in Rabat

American Language Center in Tangiers

American Language Center in Tetouan

Cadi Ayyad University


Ibn Zohr University (Health and Biology)

Universite Euromed de Fes

University of Hassan II Casablanca


Academic Bridge Program

Carnegie Mellon University

Qatar University

Texas A&M

Virginia Commonwealth University

Saudi Arabia

Dar Al-Hekma College

State of Palestine

Al Istiqlal University

Al Quds Open University

An Najah National University

Bethlehem University

Birzeit University

Hebron University

Islamic University in Gaza

Syrian Arab Republic

Junior Chamber International (JCI) - Damascus


American Center in Tunis


Avicenne Private Business School

Faculte des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Sousse

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Sidi Bouzid

Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Béja

IIDebate - Tunisia

Institut Superieur D'informatique at Tunis El Manar

Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis

Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Gafsa

Institut Supérieur des Langues de Gabes

Institut Superieur des Sciences Humaines at Tunis el Manar

Institut Sylvo-Pastoral de Tabarka at University of Jendouba

National Engineering School of Bizerte

North American Private University

The American Corner Sousse

The American Corner Tunis

Tunis Business School

University of Carthage

University of Jendouba

University of Kairouan

University of Manouba (ISCAE)

University of Monastir

University of Sfax


Ankara University

Bogazici University

Eskisehir Osmangazi University

Istanbul Sehir University

Kadir Has University

Karadeniz Technical University

Koc University

Sabanci University

United Arab Emirates

American University of Sharjah

United Arab Emirates University

Zayed University


Yemen-American Language Institute

Central, South and Southeast Asia


American University of Afghanistan


St. Xavier's College (Autonomous)


Gadjah Mada University

Islamic University of Indonesia

University Muhammadiyah Surakarta


Jesuits Worldwide Learning- Iraq


Forman Christian College

Lahore University of Management Sciences



University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria


Université libre de Bruxelles


Aarhus University

Crossing Borders Global Studies at Krogerup Hojskole


Turku University of Applied Sciences

University of Jyvaskyla

University of Tampere


Agro Paris Tech

Chimie ParisTech

École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

École Nationale Supérieure D’informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées

Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI)

Universite de Rouen-Normandie

Université Paris Saclay


Bielefeld University

Free University of Berlin

Goethe University Frankfurt

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Technische Universität München

University of Erlangen-Nurnberg


Pázmány Péter Catholic University


Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Universita degli Studi dell’Insubria

Universita Degli Studi di Udine

Universita Telematica Pegaso

University of Bologna

University of Florence

University of Padova

University of Pavia

University of Salento


Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

University College Utrecht

University of Amsterdam


University of Bergen


Mälardalen University


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Graduate School of Diplomacy

University of Basel

United Kingdom

Coventry University

University College London

University of Bradford

University of Kent

University of Sheffield

North America


Champlain College Saint-Lambert, Quebec

Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology

United States

American University - Washington D.C

Ashland University - Ashland, OH

Bellevue Community College – Bellevue, WA

Bluefield State College - Bluefield, WV

Bowie State University – Bowie, MD

Brandeis University - Waltham, MA

Bryn Mawr College - Bryn Mawr, PA

California State University at Monterey Bay - Seaside, CA

Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

Central Connecticut State University – New Britain, CT

Centre College – Danville, KY

Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ

Clark University – Worcester, MA

College of Charleston – Charleston, SC

Connecticut College, New London, CT

DePaul University – Chicago, IL

Endicott College – Beverly, MA

Fayetteville State University – Fayetteville, NC

Florida Atlantic University/Navitas – Boca Raton, FL

George Mason University – Fairfax, VA

George Washington University – Washington D.C

Georgetown University – Washington D.C

Georgia College – Athens, GA

Grinnell College - Grinnell, IA

Harvard University – Cambridge, MA

Indiana University Bloomington – Bloomington, IN

Iona College – New Rochelle, NY

Ivy Tech Community College – Logansport, IN

Jamestown Community College, State University of New York – Jamestown, NY

Kansas State University,Manhattan, KS

Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw, GA

Lesley University – Cambridge, MA

Manhattan College – Bronx, NY

Marymount University – Arlington, VA

Metropolitan State University – Saint Paul, MN

Mid-Michigan Community College – Harrison, MI

Moraine Valley Community College – Palos Hills, IL

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

New York University – New York, NY

Northwestern Michigan College – Traverse City, MI

Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI

Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA

Pace University – New York, NY

Queens College, City University of New York – Queens, NY

Queens University of Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Rollins College – Winter Park, FL

Salisbury University – Salisbury, MD

San Jose City College – San Jose, CA

San Jose State University – San Jose, CA

Seton Hall University – South Orange, NJ

Skidmore College – Saratoga Springs, NY

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Edwardsville, IL

St. Louis Community College – St. Louis, MO

State University of New York at Potsdam – Potsdam, NY

Stockton University, Galloway, NJ

SUNY Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY

Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX

Tennessee State University - Nashville, TN

Tufts University – Medford, MA

Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, AL

University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA

University of Maine at Machias – Machias, ME

University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Princess Anne, MD

University of Maryland – College Park, MD

University of Miami – Coral Gables, FL

University of Minnesota Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN

University of Nebraska – Omaha, NE

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Florida – Jacksonville, FL

University of North Georgia – Dahlonega, GA

University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, CO

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA

University of Richmond – Richmond, VA

University of St Thomas – Saint Paul, MN

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Villanova University – Villanova, PA

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA

Virginia Union University – Richmond, VA

Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY

Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Yale University – New Haven, CT