No. None of the Emory Abroad courses require a foreign language. Additionally, many semester and summer programs do not require previous language study and even offer courses in English. However, foreign language immersion is available through some program organizations. Check out the Semster Abroad or the Summer Abroad pages for links to these organizations.
Emory & Henry College requires students to have at least a 2.75 GPA for short-term study abroad and a 3.0 GPA for semester study abroad. However, some programs may require a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Check the program's website for specific information.
Most students who spend a semester abroad go during their junior year. Discuss your plans to study abroad with your academic advisor as soon as possible; this will allow you to arrange your travels around graduation requirements.
Yes, but you must plan ahead. Once you and your E&H academic advisor have decided which courses you will take during your time abroad, fill out the approval of transfer credit form and get the necessary signatures.
Depending on the program, you will stay with a local family, live in a dorm, or rent an apartment near the university. Be sure to look at the living arrangements when exploring programs to find the arrangement that best suits you. Room and board is included in some, but not all, program fees.
Courses are available in practically every discipline, depending on your program. Most programs offer a variety of courses as well as language classes. Check out the Semester Abroad or the Summer Abroad pages for links to these programs.
Yes! Many summer and semester programs incorporate service learning, immersing you in the local culture. The Emory & Henry semester abroad in Dublin, Ireland is one such program that combines academics and community service. If you receive a Bonner scholarship, you will be able to complete your service hours abroad in a variety of ways.
For a semester abroad, you pay normal E&H tuition, a study abroad fee, and may still receive federal, state, and college financial aid (though work-study cannot be awarded.) Any of the program costs beyond regular tuition are your responsibility. Airfare is not included in most semester abroad program fees. Additionally, some program fees do not include meals.
For summer study abroad, you are responsible for the entire cost of the program, although you may apply for student loans. There are outside scholarships available for summer study. Check out the Scholarship page for more information.
For Emory Abroad courses, you are responsible for an additional fee of $3,000 to $4,000 to cover travel expenses. Provided that you take 18 or fewer credits during the semester, there is no additional tuition fee for spring or fall courses with a study abroad component.
Emory & Henry College requires every student planning to study abroad to complete the Application to Study Abroad, submit letters of recommendation, and go through an interview process. The application is due December 1 before the academic year in which the student is planning to study abroad.
If you have missed this deadline, contact the Director of International Education.
Additionally, each program has its own application deadlines. Check the information for the program you are interested in.
For more detailed information about obtaining travel documents, see the Guide to Planning Your Time Abroad.