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Study Abroad/Away Criteria

  To qualify as an Applied Learning Experience in Study Abroad (out of country):

  • The proposed Study Abroad or Study U.S. experience will be of sufficient length (ideally spanning at least three weeks) to meet the REAL and Study Abroad/U.S. student learning outcomes
  • To be eligible for study abroad students must in good standing with the university
  • To be eligible for an International Education Fee Scholarship, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be enrolled full time the semester before they travel
  • For faculty-led program, students must make formal application to participate in study abroad/away programs through the Program Director meeting the April 1 deadline for May and summer term programs and the October 1 deadline for participation in December mini-semester or Spring programs. Faculty will have additional requirements for faculty-led program approval.
  • For independent programs, students must make formal application to participate in study abroad/away programs through the International Programs Office, meeting the April 1 deadline for May and summer term programs and the October 1 deadline for participation in December mini-semester or Spring programs.
  • For participation in credit-bearing transfer study abroad/away programs, students must coordinate the transfer of academic credit through their academic advisor and have the program approved by the Director of International Programs
  • Students should self disclose any medical circumstances to program directors, a process which would help administrators to assist the students appropriately.
  • Students must secure required medical coverage through the International Programs Office.
  • Students must attend a pre-departure safety workshop.
  • Students must complete a program evaluation form upon their return.

To qualify as an Applied Learning Experience in Study U.S. (within the country):

  • Faculty should process their course and program travel plans through their department head, following all procedures set out by the academic department.
  • No later than two weeks before departure, all pre-departure questionnaires should be submitted to the International Programs Office. Contact International Programs regarding password and link information for the online questionnaires.
  • Students must complete a program evaluation form and a post-experience questionnaire upon their return.