Research program options - find out what types of programs are available, and which interests you most. Some great resources online:www.StudyAbroad.com, www.GoAbroad.com, www.IIEPassport.org
Speak with your advisor - Before you even begin to take the necessary steps to study abroad, find out what courses you can and can't take, and what needs to be done so that you may graduate on time.
Fill out a Grove City College Study Abroad Application - This application gives you permission to transfer your course credits to Grove City College. You must, however, have already selected your program before filling this out!
Obtain a Passport and/or Visa - You must have a passport to travel abroad and you may need a visa. Find out which one you need now!
Complete a Program Application - This application is for the specific program or school through which you study - Make sure you meet their deadlines.
Here are some of the big deadlines for the study abroad programs. Make sure you plan early.
You must turn in your completed Grove City College Study Abroad Application (print or pick one up in HAL 319) by the following deadlines:
Spring Semester Study: October 15
Summer Study: February 15
Fall Semester Study: March 15
You do not pay Grove City College tuition or room/board while studying abroad. However, the College does charge a Study Abroad fee of $300.00. This covers administrative and processing fees.
External programs vary greatly in cost depending on school, program, location, etc. Some locations will cost less than a semester at Grove City College. However, in most cases they will cost more.
When considering cost, it is important to compare what exactly the program fees include:
Tuition & housing (What kind?) meals (how many?), excursions, advisors, airport reception, insurance, daily travel, books or supplies. Most program fees do not include airfare, though some do.