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SNC Study Abroad: The Basics

A light and simple overview of studying abroad at St. Norbert College
by Jeremy Doughty on 20 November 2012

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St. Norbert College Study Abroad A light and simple overview of studying abroad at St. Norbert College Where can I go? We have 75+ programs in 29 countries! Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru AFRICA EUROPE MIDDLE EAST ASIA OCEANIA Who goes abroad? Each year, nearly 140 St. Norbert students study abroad! Roughly 30% of each graduating class studies abroad for a semester or more. SNC Study Abroad offers programs suited to students in every field of study. Study abroad is required for the following majors:
Business Administration (Global Concentration)
International Business & Language Area Studies
International Studies
Modern Languages & Literatures (French, German, and Spanish) You do not need to know a foreign language to study abroad. Over the past 10 years, 70% of SNC students took their coursework in English. Study abroad in an English-speaking country
like Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, or the UK ... ... or on an English-language program
in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Italy, or the Netherlands. Some of our programs have a language proficiency requirement. France, Germany, Latin America, Japan, and Spain Second semester sophomores through second seniors may study abroad. Academics Do students graduate on time if they study abroad? Yes, of course! Students work closely with a study abroad advisor throughout the process. How many credits do students take abroad? Most students usually take 15 to 16 credits abroad, and oftentimes satisfy five or more requirements. What courses do students take abroad? Students typically fulfill requirements for the General Education Program, their major(s), and their minor(s). What about grades? Students receive transfer credit if they earn the equivalent of a "C" or higher in their courses. The grades that students earn abroad are not calculated into their SNC GPA, nor do they appear on the SNC transcript. The Basics Program Types What types of study abroad programs are available? Traditional Hybrid Field-Based Experiential Students take 4 or more courses at a traditional university or program site. Students take 3 or 4 courses and a credit-bearing internship or service-learning course. Students focus on a thematic seminar, learn the host country's language, and conduct their own research or engage in an internship. Logistics Accommodations Housing: Each program offers a different housing option - residence hall, apartment, or host family. Meals: Some programs include a meal plan, while others do not. Research the study abroad programs online to find one that meets your academic and personal needs and interests. Passport & Visa Passport: If you're thinking about studying abroad, ensure that you have a valid passport. Visit <http://travel.state.gov/passport/> for more information. Visa: Visa requirements vary by country. Your study abroad advisor will provide you with sound guidance regarding visas. For more information, visit <http://travel.state.gov/visa/>. Finances The cost of studying abroad is comparable to spending a semester in residence at SNC. Regardless of the program that you choose, you are charged the current St. Norbert rate for tuition. If your program includes housing and/or a meal plan, you are again charged the current St. Norbert rates. You are able to apply all of your financial aid to one semester of off-campus study! Common additional costs include: the SNC Study Abroad administrative fee ($400), passport and visa expenses (if applicable), airfare, and personal expenses. Visit <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/finance/> for more information about scholarships, costs, and financial policies. Safety & Security SNC Study Abroad values the health, safety, and security of each and every student. You may attend optional pre-departure workshops that will help prepare you for your time abroad. You are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. SNC Study Abroad automatically enrolls you in an international health insurance plan with HTH Worldwide. SNC Study Abroad monitors Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts from the U.S. Department of State. You may not study in a country that is on the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning List. For more information, visit <http://travel.state.gov/>. The Process 1. Get yourself a passport. Learn more at <http://travel.state.gov/passport/>. 3. Start researching study abroad programs at <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad>. 4. Make an appointment with the appropriate study abroad advisor. To find the correct advisor, visit <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/contactus.html>. The (Easy) Process 5. Apply for your study abroad program. Your advisor will guide you through the process. 6. After you're accepted, attend our optional pre-departure workshops and the mandatory pre-departure orientation. 7. Sooner than you can ever imagine, you'll be abroad! To learn more about the study abroad process, visit <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/about/>. You should also familiarize yourself with our helpful resources: Discover scholarship opportunities on our Finances page: <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/finance/> Find out what other SNC students have to say on our Student Testimonials page: <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/testimonials/> Get your questions answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page: <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/FAQs.html> Japan Egypt, Jordan Cameroon, Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda LATIN AMERICA Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Wales Australia, New Zealand Your cumulative GPA must be 2.5 or higher. 2. Let us know that you're interested in studying abroad. Complete our online interest form at <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/about/interestform.html>. Get Started What are you waiting for? Get started now! http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/ Questions? studyabroad@snc.edu Bemis | Third Floor 920.403.4068 Some of our programs have a GPA requirement of 3.0. Access a complete list of approved study abroad programs at <http://www.snc.edu/studyabroad/>. What Others Say I really think that everyone should go abroad. It really is a life-changing experience and something that you will treasure for years. Alex | London, England My advice? Regardless of major or field of study, go abroad. Pat | Valencia, Spain I can honestly say that I did not think of participating in any study abroad program when I started college, but it has been the best decision that I have ever made to date in my life. Thomas | Sydney, Australia It is so rewarding to know that I can live independently in a new culture. Katie | Gulu, Uganda I had the best time and a great experience that will benefit me for the rest of my life. In four months, I learned more than I could learn in years. Alessandra | Madrid, Spain
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