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Study Abroad Eligibility and Requirements

Passport - Important Notice
  • Passport expiration date MUST be at least six (6) months after the date of your return trip to the United States.

Credits

  • Typically students studying abroad for a semester may take from 12-18 credits.
  • During the summer, students usually take 3 or 6 credits during their period abroad.
  • Any student taking more than 18 credits will pay a per credit charge for any credits over 18. These charges can be found on Marywood's Cashier page under Financial Facts per current year. This policy is for students both studying abroad for the semester and those on short term faculty led programs.

GPA

  • Marywood University requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Some programs may require a GPA of 2.75 to 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. It is at the discretion of the partner institution to deviate from the requirements and any appeals must be made first through the Associate Director for the Office of International Affairs and then the respective partnering institution.
  • Students on academic and/or disciplinary probation may not participate in any MU study abroad programs.
  • Student must attain grades equivalent to at least a C to transfer credit back to Marywood University.

Sophomore

  • Students must be equal to or greater than a sophomore in the spring semester to study abroad for a full semester. Faculty led programs offer an exception to this rule.
  • A student must be at least 18 years of age to participate in any study abroad program.

Online Application and Completion of Forms

  • Students are required to Create an Account on the Marywood University Study Abroad website: www.marywood.edu/studyabroad
  • Application and Disciplinary Approval forms must be completed to be considered for approval for study abroad.
  • Some programs require that the student request that the Registrar’s Office forward a copy of their current transcript to the International Affairs Office..These programs will note the requirement as part of the application process.
  • Upon approval, the student must complete all required Enrollment forms including:
    • Transfer of Credit Pre-Approval  (except in cases where the classes have already been approved by the department)
    • Agreement/Release Liability form
    • Copy of Passport
    • Copy of Travel Itinerary
  • An Intent to Study Abroad form must be completed with the Associate Director for International Affairs and submitted to the Financial Aid Office if student plans to use their financial aid funding for study abroad

Permission

  • Students applying to study abroad agree to permit the Study Abroad office to review their Academic record, particularly in regards to their GPA; and also to share each student's intent to study abroad with the Dean of Students, Office of Student Health Services and the Counseling & Human Development Center. 

Policy

  • Any student who has been under a probationary period at Marywood before commencing study abroad, will do so under a "zero tolerance" policy, whereby the student can expect to be immediately dismissed from the abroad program, thus negating their student visa. The student must return to the U.S. immediately and will not be reimbursed for expenses incurred.


ALL STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS MUST PARTICIPATE IN ALL PRE-DEPARTURE MEETINGS CONDUCTED DURING THE SEMESTER PRIOR TO STUDY ABROAD

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