Interested in a life-changing experience? Study Abroad is an excellent way to expand your experience, mind and education. At TCSPP, we offer study abroad experiences that are uniquely tailored to our students:
Eligibility Requirements All TCSPP students in Active status during the term when a program is offered are eligible to apply. All applications must meet the following at the time of application submission and review:
Online application is complete
Student is in good academic and conduct standing with TCSPP (minimum CGPA is 3.0 or above)
Student does not face pending or active review with SAC
Student does not have billing and academic holds at TCSPP
Must agree to the students rights and responsibility agreement (this is included in the application)
Application Criteria: Typically Faculty accept students into their program on a first come, first serve basis. However, it is at the faculty’s discretion to also consider factors such as:
Course or Degree Requirements
Campus: If program is an online program, the faculty may choose to allot spaces for each campuses
Academic and Professional Fit: This can be based on essay, Grade Point Average, interview, etc.
Essay review or Interview or both
Final selection is at the discretion of the faculty lead and the student’s Department Chair
Students with Disabilities: Students with disabilities who are requesting accommodations should consult the TCSPP handbook for information regarding how to make a request for accommodation. Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate party listed in the student handbook prior to applying for a program and are likewise encouraged to submit any request for accommodation as soon as possible after receiving notification of acceptance to a program.
Notification and Waitlists: Applicants will be notified via e-mail shortly after they apply if they will be placed on a waitlist, or if they do not meet eligibility requirements. If you are selected and decide not to participate, you must send an email to IPS before the end of the add/drop period in which the term the course is listed (On-Ground/Online Term I Calendar), otherwise you will be held responsible for the study abroad program fee. If you are offered a spot and do not take it, but later reconsider, you can be added back onto the waitlist. If you are added to the waitlist, IPS will email you once a spot is open to you and you have been registered. Once you are placed in a program we will remove your name from other program lists if you have applied for more than one program.
Course Registration and Student Responsibility: You will be registered for the study abroad course by IPS once you pass all the eligibility review. After the last day of the add/drop period in which the course is held (On-Ground/Online Term I Calendar), all fees for study abroad are non-refundable. Upon acceptance and prior to departure you must participate in the Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation and complete the TCSPP International Travel Registration (ITR) as a requirement prior to travel. Failure to complete these requirement will result in failing the course and not being permitted to participate in the overseas portion of the program. You will be also responsible to prepare your travel documents for your travel, such as Passport, Visa if needed, Immunization/Vaccine if required by the destination country, cell phone international service activation...
Credit for Study Abroad: Only the Department Chair or Academic Advisor of your degree program can determine how you may receive credit for a study abroad course. You may receive credit to satisfy a degree requirement, elective credit, or you may be welcomed to enroll in study abroad, but it may not count as credit towards your degree. Confirm this before you apply! You can fill out a petition by completing the
Course Substitution Petitionbefore you apply to confirm how your credit will apply to your program. Please be aware that if it cannot be counted towards your degree requirement, you are still welcome to participate, but you might not be eligible for Financial Aid and the Supplemental Aid to support your program.
What Does Program Fee usually Cover? Can I afford to Study Abroad?: The Study Abroad Program Fee coverage is different from program to program and covers some, but not all expenses. It usually covers
You are responsible for tuition (the same as you pay for any other courses at TCSPP), the study abroad program fee, airfare, passport fee, visa if needed, vaccination fees if applicable, etc. You may be eligible for aid to cover the cost of some study abroad expenses. Contact your financial aid advisor prior to applying to see if you are eligible for aid and how your aid may be dispersed. Also see additional aid information on our Resources Page.
Program Cancelation: Friday before each term starts (On-Ground and Online Term I Calendar) is the Run Decision Day for IPS to decide which programs can proceed based on the minimum enrollment requirement. Each program must have minimum
8 enrollment in order to proceed, unless the course is set differently. If a program has to be cancelled, IPS will email all applicants, so you still have time to register for another course before the Last Day of Add/Drop if you have to maintain a full time enrollment. We highly recommend that you always register an extra course as a back-up in case that the study abroad course is cancelled due to any unexpected reasons. If the program is moving forward, we will email you as well with next step information.
All Study Abroad Courses follow the On-Ground/Online Term I Academic Calendar for administrative purpose, including application, Run Decision Day, and Last Day of Add/Drop with full refund of fees. Preparation for Study Abroad courses offered in Term II of a semester starts during Term I in order to have suffient time to better prepare participants.
Application to all programs opens on Feb. 1 of each year.
For Programs in Summer 2022
For Programs in Fall 2022
For Programs in Spring 2023
*Course will be cancelled if the it doesn't meet the minimum enrollment requirement of 8 registered.
**Only if course meets minimum enrollment to proceed. If proceeding, we may be able to accept students through add/drop until course reaches maximum capacity. Online Term II courses: travel preparations will start when Term I starts in order to have sufficient time to prepare you for travel
***Participants must notify IPS in writing to drop the course by the end of this date in order to receive full refund of fees. After this date, the Program Fee is no longer refundable. For reasons that are unexpected and out of the participant's control, the participant can Petition for Policy Waiver with Student Success. Please reach out to your Student Support Counselor for details.
NOTE: This is NOT a Field Experience trip or part of the IP or MPH program
How to Study Abroad with TCSPP