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/Year Abroad or the Summer Abroad pages for links to these organizations.
Emory & Henry College requires students to have at least a 2.75 GPA to 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 or year 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/Year Abroad or the Summer Abroad pages for links to these programs.
Yes! Many summer and semester/year programs incorporate service learning, immersing you in the local culture. The Alternative Spring Break trip to Costa Rica is a full week of volunteer work.If you receive a Bonner scholarship, you will be able to complete your service hours abroad in a variety of ways. However, AmeriCorps recipients cannot count service abroad toward their service hours, as service is restricted to domestic work.
For a semester/year abroad, you pay normal E&H tuition 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/year 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 17.5 or fewer credits during the semester, there is no additional tuition fee for spring or fall courses with a study abroad component.
For the Alternative Spring Break in Costa Rica, you are responsible for travel costs, although fund-raising and support from community churches often substantially lowers this cost.
Emory & Henry College requires every student planning to study abroad to complete two forms. These forms are due the spring semester before the academic year in which the student is planning to study abroad. These applications in the Intent to Study Abroad and the Application 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.