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Study Abroad Opportunities

 

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Students who are in good academic standing at the time of participation are eligible to apply to enroll in a study abroad program. Students should note that each study abroad program may have its own requirements for acceptance and are encouraged to review the individual program's materials for additional expectations. Approved study abroad students remain enrolled at RHIT during the quarter or academic-year study abroad period.

Applications for study abroad are usually due two quarters prior to the semester in which the student intends to study; however, students are advised to apply for study abroad a full year ahead of their intended study. Details about each program application and costs are available here or from the Center for Global Engagement.  Additional academic requirements are available in the Institute catalog under Special Programs – Study Abroad.

International study abroad and domestic study away opportunities include four types of programs: exchange, affiliated, unaffiliated and faculty-led/supported.

 

Exchange Programs:  Exchange programs are programs in which the institution abroad sends us their students and we, in turn, send our students for one or more quarters. Students participating in quarter and year exchange programs pay their Rose-Hulman tuition and continue to receive their institutional aid. In most cases, room and board and other fees are paid directly to the host institution. Students participating in unaffiliated programs may be eligible for federal, state and outside funding as applicable. Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid to understand how study abroad may impact their full financial aid package.

 

Affiliated Programs:  Affiliated programs are universities or study programs determined by Rose-Hulman to meet our academic standards. Students remain a Rose-Hulman student while studying abroad at an affiliate program. Students participating in affiliated programs may be eligible for federal, state and outside funding as applicable. Institutional aid is generally not available for affiliated programs. In most cases, students pay program tuition to the program provider directly, although in rare cases, the student will pay Rose-Hulman which, in turn, remits the monies to the program provider. Students are assessed a $500 study abroad fee. Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid to understand how study abroad may impact their full financial aid package.

 
 

Unaffiliated Programs:  Unaffiliated programs are programs that students independently identify as a preferred study abroad option. Students sometimes want a study abroad experience that is not available through our Exchange or Affiliated Programs. Students need approval for an unaffiliated program in order to remain a Rose-Hulman student while abroad. Students participating in unaffiliated programs may be eligible for federal, state and outside funding as applicable. Institutional aid is generally not available for unaffiliated programs. Students are assessed a $500 study abroad fee. Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid to understand how study abroad may impact their full financial aid package. pay all tuition and fees directly to the host institution. Students are assessed a $500 study abroad fee.

 

Faculty-led/supported:  Rose-Hulman offers a number of faculty-led/supported courses, including the First-Year International Program.  Faculty-led courses are typically short-term travel courses led by Rose-Hulman faculty in the summer or during spring break. Students usually participate in an on-campus course prior to travel.  In most cases, the faculty member travels with the students and continues to teach the course while at the immersion site.

In faculty-supported courses, students take the academic portion of the class on campus prior to the approved immersion experience. The immersion experience may be an individual and/or group pre-approved immersion.

Faculty-led/supported course offerings are typically announced each spring for the next academic year. Fees for faculty-led/supported courses vary according to the program.

 
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