Published on January 10, 2008
STUDY ABROAD Information Session: STUDY ABROAD Information Session International Education Center Radford University Frequently Asked Questions : Frequently Asked Questions Where can I go? How long do Study Abroad programs last? How do I apply for a SA program? Will the courses transfer? Can I use my financial aid? Can I receive scholarships? Frequently Asked Questions : Frequently Asked Questions Where Can I go? There are hundreds of programs available to choose from in nearly any country How Long Do Programs Last? RU programs offer Spring Break, Summer 3 weeks to 8 weeks, and semester or year. Non-RU programs are generally similar durations How Do I Apply? For RU summer programs– apply with the faculty director of the program For Non-RU programs– apply to that agency or school Frequently Asked Questions : Frequently Asked Questions Will Courses Transfer? RU Summer programs- are RU courses (earns grades) Non-RU Programs- Receive transfer credit Can I Use My Financial Aid? Yes- by working closely with Financial Aid Can I Receive Scholarships? Apply for RU awards of $500 (summer), Non-RU Program providers, or private funds. Where do I begin?: Where do I begin? When and Where?: When and Where? Decide where you want to study How long do you want to Study Abroad? Year Long Semester Summer Session Spring Break/Winter Break Where RU Going: Where RU Going Places to go…: Places to go… RU Semester and Year Exchange Programs Taiwan- Mandarin Chinese and Cultural classes Angers, France- Spring Semester Language Exchange Program Kassel, Germany- German Exchange Program Places to go…: Places to go… RU Semester and Year Exchange Programs Scotland-Glasgow Exchange Program England- Middlesex University Exchange Program Kansai Gaidai, Japan- Japanese Studies Exchange Program Places to go…: Places to go… Spring Semester France/Italy- Department of Fashion -10 day trip to Milan and Paris over Spring Break Places to go… : Places to go… RU Summer Programs China- Zylphia Shu-En Kirk Scholars Program Cuba/Costa Rica- Program In Peace Studies France- Department of Foreign Languages and Literature Greece- Department of Art Lithuania- Department of Music Places to go… : Places to go… RU Summer Programs Germany- Department of Geography and Department of Management and Marketing Hawaii- Department of Dance Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland- Department of Sociology and Anthropology New Zealand- Department of Criminal Justice South Africa- School of Social Work Places to go… : Places to go… Ireland/Italy- European Literary Trails, Department of English Cuernavaca, Mexico- Department of Foreign Languages and Literature Scotland/England- Department of History Australia- Department of Management & Marketing Places to go… : Places to go… Greece- Business Study and Hiking Italy- Department of Music England- Department of Biology England- Department of Theatre England- Department of Nursing England- Department of Educational Studies Affiliate Programs : Affiliate Programs American Institute for Foreign Study - Countries worldwide American Intercontinental University (AIU) - London, England or Dubai, United Arab Emirates AustraLearn - Dozens of Universities in Australia or New Zealand Affiliate Programs : Affiliate Programs Spain- Spanish Language and Area Studies Program Cuernavaca, Mexico-Language Travel Study Salzburg, Austria- liberal arts, business, education, communications and more Other Options… : Other Options… You can also participate in Non-RU study abroad programs – Here’s How: RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH Communicate with your advisor Communicate with the University/Program of your interest Apply to that University or program Ask IEC Staff for assistance Follow the Steps Outlined Next Steps to RU Study Abroad : Steps to RU Study Abroad Stop by the IEC in Cook 302 and complete a Student Interest Sheet Choose a program Meet with your Academic Adviser Determine appropriate coursework, equivalent courses abroad Receive and Complete the Study Abroad Registration and Course Approval Form Steps to RU Study Abroad: Steps to RU Study Abroad Visit the Financial Aid Office To receive Financial aid you must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for summer SA Receive and Complete “RU Study Abroad Financial Aid Application” in Financial Aid Office Scholarships and Awards : Scholarships and Awards RU Study Abroad Awards 10 $500 Awards given annually to students enrolled in RU summer SA programs Application available in 302 Cook Hall Other Scholarships Links on IEC website www.radford.edu/~intlprog What else does IEC offer? : What else does IEC offer? Resource Library Travel Magazines International Video and Book Checkout Study Abroad Fair What else does IEC offer?: What else does IEC offer? Culture Festivals and Events South Asian Cultures Festival Latin American Cultures Festival in 05’ Chinese New Year Festival International Forums Additional Festivals and Events Annually Reasons to consider Study Abroad: Reasons to consider Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships available Earn credits while living abroad Impressive on your resume Expand Your Horizons by Studying Abroad! Enhance future job opportunities Many courses are taught in English Semester, summer or entire year programs are available Contact the International Education Center: Contact the International Education Center Radford University Cook Hall, Room 302 Phone: 831-6200 E-mail: Joseph Flory: [email protected] Teresa Underwood: [email protected] or Michelle Hypes: [email protected] Website: www.radford.edu/~intlprog Questions and Answers?!: Questions and Answers?!