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.studyabroad101.com and 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.
Download PDF of the Study Abroad Information Packet
- This packet from the Office of International Education has a lot of information that you will need:
Fill out a Grove City College Course Approval Form - 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. A visa is official permission, granted by the authorities of a specific country, which allows you to enter and remain in that country for a period of time. Please see the requirements of your program provider for the country in which you plan to study to determine if you need a visa.
Complete a Program Application - This application is for the specific program or school through which you study - Make sure you meet their deadlines, which may differ from the Grove City College deadlines! This date depends on your provider, so please check with them to make sure that you have the correct date.
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 Course Approval Form
(by email to email@example.com) with attached syllabi 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?)
- Airport reception
- Daily travel
- Books or supplies
*Most program fees do not include airfare, though some do.
for a pre-departure checklist for students who are studying abroad compiled by one of our program providers. Although it is on the USAC website, it applies to anyone studying abroad.