Long-Term Study Abroad
- Duration: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Academic Year, Summer Session
- Credits: May transfer up to 12-18 pre-approved credits towards your major, core, or electives. All grades are calculated into your Caldwell GPA. Students must send their official transcripts to the Registrar’s office.
- Class Standing: Must be at least 18 years of age and have at least 60 credits completed to participate during the academic year and 30 credits completed to participate during the summer.
- Application Deadline: Please see the partner institution application for a specific deadline.
- Cost: Students will pay tuition to the visiting program/institution. Only Federal Financial Aid may be used.
For more information, please contact Rosa Sanchez, Study Abroad Coordinator at email@example.com
The process of getting started should begin three to four semesters in advance.
1 – Ask yourself the following questions:
- What are 2-3 goals you have (academic and personal) in studying abroad?
- In what part of the world do you want to study? If it is not an English speaking country, will you have some language fluency?
- How long do you want to be abroad? A week, semester, or year?
- What part of the year do you want to study abroad?
- How will the time frame impact your course sequence at Caldwell?
- What are your financial responsibilities with tuition?
2 – Consult with your Academic Advisor about which programs are available and might best suit your major.
3 – Schedule a meeting with Rosa Sanchez, Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the application process and how studying abroad will impact your academic and personal goals.
4 – Meet with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss any financial implications
6 – Connect with Caldwell students and alumni who have taken part in study abroad programs to gather advice and helpful tips.
7 – Students and their families should be aware that the U.S. Department of State offers important guidelines, travel advisories, and helpful tips for U.S. citizen students studying abroad.
8 – Apply for a Passport! This process can take 4 to 6 weeks. If it is your first time applying for a U.S. Passport, follow instructions on “Applying for a Passport for the First Time.” International students should contact Maulin Joshi, Director of International Student Services.
9 – Contact the U.S. embassy for the country where you will be studying to obtain any necessary visas.
10 – Obtain comprehensive sickness and accident insurance through the visiting program or through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI)
11 – Prior to studying abroad, it is recommended that students enroll with the nearest U.S. Embassy through the STEP Enrollment Program.