Semester Study Abroad Eligibility
To be eligible to be approved for a semester study abroad program, students must meet the following requirements:
- Have completed at least one semester at Cottey College;
- Be in good academic, disciplinary and financial standing; and,
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application and departure.*
Additionally, students must generally be at the junior-level or above at the time of their study abroad program. Seniors should be aware that a semester abroad may delay graduation.
International Business/International Relations majors must consult with their academic advisor to determine the best timing for their required study abroad. Typically the spring semester of the student’s junior (third) year is spent abroad.
*Should a student’s GPA fall below 2.5 at the end of the semester preceding departure, the student will be given an opportunity to file an appeal for approval. The final decision will be made by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Semester Study Abroad Process
A semester abroad takes a lot of advance planning. Start by speaking to your academic advisor and the International Education Coordinator in the Kolderie Center. The international education coordinator can add you to the My Cottey Study Abroad Information course where you will have access to the application forms. Meanwhile, you can get an idea of the process in the Study Abroad Manual.
Study Abroad Application Deadlines
Spring: September 15
Fall: February 15
Study Abroad Partnerships
Cottey College has agreements with the following institutions:
University Studies Abroad Consortium: www.usac.unr.edu
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) is a study abroad provider with programs all over the world. Through USAC, students from Cottey College can find a study abroad program with courses in their chosen degree fields.
York St. John University: www.yorksj.ac.uk
York St. John University (YSJ) is located in York, England. Through our agreement with YSJ, Cottey students are able to study abroad at YSJ for a semester and up to a year.
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK): www.hsmc.edu.hk
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) is located in Hong Kong. Cottey students are able to study abroad at HSUHK for a semester.
For U.S. Students
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, sponsored by U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students.
Eligible for U.S. Citizens enrolled in a North American college who are majoring in Photography, Film, Art, Travel and Tourism or Foreign Language.
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.
For All Students
The scholarship is open to all undergraduates studying abroad for a minimum of one semester at a BUTEX-affiliated institution in the U.
Scholarship for travel and study abroad, based on merit, personal qualities and/or financial need.
Scholarship for tuition, room and board, books, or travel for students traveling abroad.
Scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany with a goal of supporting study abroad in Germany and at German universities.
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