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Study Abroad FAQ


Question: Can all students study abroad or do students need to have a certain classification?
Answer: There are study abroad opportunities for all students, undergraduate and graduate. First year students are able to study abroad after their first semester.
 
Question: What are the types of global opportunities?
Answer: Students can study, intern or research abroad. Students can study abroad through short term (1-2 weeks) opportunities with a faculty led program or through long term programs (4 weeks- semester) with an external provider that is partnered with the university.
 
Question: How can students receive a free passport?
Answer: Students are eligible to receive a free passport when they have a completed study abroad application; The Office of International Programs will assist with this process.
 
Question: What scholarship opportunities does The Office of International Program provide?
Answer: The Office of International Programs provide the Panthers Abroad Scholarship; to be eligible for this opportunity, students must have a 2.7 gpa and be conduct cleared.
 
Question: Are students able to use their financial aid to study abroad?
Answer: Students’ ability to use their financial aid to study abroad is dependent on the type of program they are participating in and their Cost of Attendance (COA). If students participate in an external program, they must enroll in at least 6 credits hours to be eligible.  The COA is different for each student.
 
Question: Will studying abroad prolong a student’s expected graduation date?
Answer: Studying abroad will not hinder students from graduating on time. All students who study abroad receive academic credits that satisfy their degree plan. The Office of International Programs works with the student and their academic advisor in identifying the best study abroad options that integrates best with the student’s academic plan and goals.