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Study Abroad & Exchange Programs

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The International Study Abroad/Exchange Program provides all undergraduate students with the opportunity to study and live in another country and culture for a semester or a full year. Clarkson partners with 28 different universities, utilizing exchange agreements in 14 different countries to closely match the academic and cultural needs of students with the offerings of our partner institutions. There are also short-term program options, usually three weeks in length, that students can select if going abroad for a semester or a full year is not feasible.


FAQ's

How soon can students apply for the program?

Is there a minimum GPA requirement?

What are the costs associated with the program?

Can financial aid be applied to the cost of the program?

Is extra money needed?


How soon can students apply for the program?

Typically, a student would apply in their sophomore year and study abroad during their junior year. Some exceptions are made for first semester seniors and sophomores and usually require permission of their academic departments.


Is there a minimum GPA requirement?

Yes, the recommended GPA requirement is a 3.0.


What are the costs associated with the program?

Students will pay their tuition costs to Clarkson. In addition to this cost, they are responsible for housing and food, all transportation costs, all visa application fees (where applicable), books and any supplemental spending money. There are no academic fees paid to Clarkson or its partners.


Can financial aid be applied to the cost of the program?

Yes, if a student receives financial aid then it can be applied to the cost of the program. After the tuition is deducted from the aid, students will receive a refund check that will help pay for the transportation and living costs associated with their program destination. Students will need to meet with their SAS representative to discussion their individual circumstances and to build an International Study budget that supports their needs.


Is extra money needed?

Extra money is often needed if a student desires to do any supplemental traveling while studying aboard. The individual habits of your student often dictate the amount of extra money needed. We urge all students to consider what they may want to do while abroad and to plan accordingly.

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For information about any of the International Study programs and services please go to www.clarkson.edu/career