Short-Term Study Abroad
Caldwell short-term study abroad programs are led, taught and coordinated by Caldwell faculty. Courses are pre-identified by participating faculty.
- Duration: 1-3 weeks during Spring break, Winter break, Summer break
- Credits: May transfer up to six credits or two short-term study abroad programs towards your major, core, or electives. Grades are calculated into your Caldwell GPA.
- Class Standing: Must have been enrolled at Caldwell for at least one semester and at least 18 years of age.
- Application: Must submit the short-term study abroad application to Rosa Sanchez, Study Abroad Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cost: In addition to the cost of the trip (varies based on program), students will pay Caldwell tuition for 1-credit and receive 3-credits.
- Winter/Summer Programs – 1-credit tuition is based on Adult Undergraduate fees.
- Spring Programs – 1-credit tuition is based on current semester fees.
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.
A complete Caldwell short-term study abroad application requires:
- Student application form
- $300 non-refundable deposit
- Proof of health insurance
- Faculty recommendation
- Unofficial transcript
- Picture of self
- Copy of passport, which must be valid six months after the return date
- Signed statement of Guest Policy Form and Guest Information Form
- Signed Student Guidelines. and syllabus
- Signed Statement of Acknowledgement, Consent, and Release Agreement (pick up from Study Abroad Advisor)
Submit complete application and deposit to Rosa Sanchez, Study Abroad Coordinator at email@example.com
- Summer 2019: Segovia, Spain (yearly)
- Spring 2019: Vienna, Austria
- Summer 2018: Germany & Czech Republic
- Summer 2018: Segovia, Spain
- Summer 2017: Segovia, Spain
- Spring 2016: Dominican Republic (D.R.E.A.M.S. Leaders Program)
- Spring 2016: Amsterdam
- Spring 2015: Dominican Republic (D.R.E.A.M.S. Leaders Program)
- Winter 2015: Italy – Naples & Campania Region