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Study Abroad

Study Away

www.philau.edu/studyabroad

Location: Kanbar, Suite 102

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Phone: 215.951.2815 Email: Semester and Summer Term: StudyAbroad@PhilaU.edu

Short Courses: shortcourses@philau.edu

 

Study Away Programs

The Study Away Office provides individualized attention to each Jefferson – East Falls student, reviews his/her academic needs and career goals, and advises on program options. To ensure students stay on track for graduation, students must have all study abroad courses reviewed and approved by their Academic Advisor/Program Director and the Study Away Office during the application period. Only pre-approved courses and credits taken abroad will be accepted by Jefferson and reported on a student’s Jefferson transcript.  

Students have program options all over the world: Italy, England, Scotland, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, etc. In Italy, students can participate in one of our own study abroad programs: Rome Semester for Architecture, Design and Fashion Studies. During the fall semester, Jefferson – East Falls offer a custom program for Health Science Students in San Jose, Costa Rica with CEA and Veritas University. The Study Away Advisory Committee meets twice a semester to review new policies and proposed programs. For more information on study away programs, the application and approval process, deadlines and requirements, please contact the Study Away Office or visit their website: www.eastfalls.jefferson.edu/studyabroad.

Basic Requirements for Study Away:

  • Foreign program must be approved by the Study Away Office (approval process is detailed on the Study Away webite)
  • Completion of the online study abroad application and all supporting materials by deadline in Spring semester [Letters of recommendation from two faculty members, transcript (official or unofficial depending on the program), essay questions and course approval from Academic Advisor/Program Director]
  • Individual appointment with the Study Away program manager, or attend one of our approved program advising sessions.
  • Certification from the Office of Student Life that the student is not on disciplinary probation
  • Completion of 60 credits prior to departing for a summer/semester/year-long program. (The completion of 60 credits may apply for participation in short courses; see guidelines by course.)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Please note: many foreign institutions may require a higher GPA of 2.75 or 3.0) and certification that the student is not on academic probation.

Additional documents, an external application, and/or a portfolio of work may be required and will be noted on the Study Away application.

National Student Exchange

The University is a member of the National Student Exchange.  The National Student Exchange is a unique, not-for-profit consortium of nearly 200 accredited, baccalaureate-granting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through NSE, these member institutions provide exchange opportunities for the multitude of undergraduate students for whom an overseas experience is not appropriate, comfortable or affordable.

Basic Requirements for National Student Exchange:

  • Completion of online Study Away application by deadline in Spring semester
  • Must be a full-time student at the home campus.
  • Must be in good academic standing with no incomplete grades from previous terms.
  • Certification from the Office of Student Life that the student is not on disciplinary probation.
  • No outstanding financial obligations to the home campus.
  • May not be on probation, parole, or have pending legal judgments.
  • Completion of 60 credits prior to departing for a summer/semester/year-long program.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale)

Additional documents and/or a portfolio of work may be required and will be noted by the host institution.

Faculty-Led Programs
Faculty-led “short course” programs are academic programs 1-3 weeks in length that are initiated, organized and carried out by Jefferson – East Falls faculty members, with assistance from the Study Away Office (SAO). Short Courses can be developed for students of all academic levels: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students as a major, elective, or Hallmarks course. Each course is typically worth 3 credits, and is treated just like any other Jefferson - East Falls course as far as the University’s policies on billing, attendance, grading, etc.  Short Courses can take place over winter break, spring break, or as a summer course.

Basic Requirements for Faculty Led Programs

  • Completion of the online study away application (applications due in Fall semester)
  • Certification from the Office of Student Life that the student is not on disciplinary probation
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Please note: many foreign institutions may require a higher GPA of 2.75 or 3.0) and certification that the student is not on academic probation.

Global Enrichment Opportunities (GEOs)

Global Enrichment Opportunities (GEOs) are non-credit-bearing travel experiences led by a Jefferson, East Falls campus faculty member. Application, program costs, and participation requirements are set by the sponsoring Jefferson East Falls department or program. Financial aid does not apply. Contact the sponsoring department for more information.