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 Studying Abroad in the Spring

Planning to study abroad during the spring semester? Perhaps you should reconsider...

  • There is a cap of 100 students permitted to study off-campus each spring semester. This includes both domestic and international off-campus programs. The only exceptions are the Washington Honors Semester, the Philadelphia Center, and direct exchange programs like Meiji Gakuin University and Liverpool Hope University College.
  • International program priority will be given to students who fit into at least one of the following categories:
    • Junior standing; sophomores in exceptional cases and those who meet the academic qualifications required by the program
    • Modern language students who will have completed at least 5 semesters of college-level language prior to participating in an off-campus program in which they will study that language
    • International Studies majors
    • Language majors or students with a double major, one of which being a language
    • Sophomores with a declared major or program acceptances in social work, nursing and certain education programs
    • Students in certain majors in the natural sciences who, due to sequencing of on-campus courses must use a spring semester to study abroad (requires certification from the major department's off-campus study advisor)
    • Students wishing to participate in an official Hope program that is only available as a spring semester
  • For domestic programs, priority will be given to:
    • Students completing a capstone semester in nursing, social work and criminology who have not previously studied off-campus
    • Students doing their professional semester in education who can demonstrate (with a faculty advisor's letter of support) that they have had an on-going commitment to student teach in a diverse multi-cultural school setting AND seriously intend to seek employment in such an environment
    • Applications from seniors will not be considered for the New York Arts Program as the program is designed for juniors

Off-Campus Study Application

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