Spring 2020 cohort (half)

HOW TO STUDY ABROAD FOR CREDIT THROUGH SELECT PROVIDERS:

IMPORTANT NOTE: SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19.

  1. Review the Study Abroad Information Session presentation HERE & Fill out the attendance form HERE .
  2. Meet with academic advisor/ major department and make a list of all unfulfilled graduation requirements acceptable to be taken off campus
  3. Review RBC program options HERE and identify those with equivalent courses available.*
  4. Select one program that offers 6 or more courses (18+ credits) applicable to your major scheme.
  5. Contact the selected study abroad organization directly to request syllabi and/or to ask specific questions about the program selected.
  6. Return to your academic advisor or major department and review/confirm selected study abroad program. Begin the course approval process (video explanation HERE (available shortly).
  7. Attend study abroad advising hours in the Bunche Center to speak with an advisor about your selected program.
  8. Complete the study abroad provider Bison Abroad Application HERE, which requires:
    1. a pdf upload of a signed course approval form
    2. a pdf upload of the photograph page of your valid passport
    3. one short essay
    4. biographical and program related information
  9. Submit the application for the study abroad program provider by Howard’s study abroad application deadline.

* Courses listed on provider websites are not always guaranteed once abroad. Speak directly with provider staff for clarification.

* Email Maraina.Montgomery@howard.edu to meet via zoom for advising.

SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  •  A minimum of 1-year of course work on Howard’s campus
  • Good Standing on campus (academic, financial & judicial)
  • Faculty approval to earn 12 or more credits abroad
  • Valid passport prior to the Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Financially prepared to travel independently for at least 2-months (pre-financial aid reimbursement)
  • Must be able to earn final 15 credits of degree on Howard’s campus.
  • Cumulative GPA must meet program requirement
  • Foreign language proficiency must meet program requirement

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  •  A minimum of 1-year of course work on Howard’s campus
  • Good Standing on campus (academic, financial & judicial)
  • Faculty approval to earn 1+ credit(s) abroad
  • Valid passport prior to the Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Financially prepared to travel independently for duration of program
  • Cumulative GPA must meet program requirement
  • Foreign language proficiency must meet program requirement

TOP 10 BISON ABROAD FAQS:

When can I study abroad?

Students are eligible to study abroad after they have spent two semesters studying on Howard’s campus and up to the fall semester of their senior year.
Note: Students should prepare to study abroad NOW. The more electives, language classes and general courses that you have left on your scheme, the more locations that you have the option of traveling to.

How long can I study abroad?

Through the RBC, Howard students can study for up to 1- academic year and/or during the summer as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

Where can I study abroad?

Howard Students can study abroad in the following regions, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the South Pacific, and the Middle East.

How much does it cost to study abroad?

Studying abroad at Howard can be approximately the same price as staying on campus! The price will depend on the program that you select.

Does my Howard scholarship apply to study abroad?

Yes, during the academic school year. However, these funds are not applicable during summer study abroad. Private scholarships and loans can be used during the summer with advance preparation.

Do I have to know a foreign language to go abroad?

No. You can travel to many different countries and take class in English and classes to learn the local language. However, a few programs do have a language requirement.

Where would I live while abroad?

Howard students have multiple options including, a homestay, an apartment, or on- campus. The choice is generally up to the student and dependent upon what the program offers in any give city.

Do I need a passport?

Should I be worried about my security while abroad?

Howard students must travel to locations that are not listed on the US State Department’s Travel Warning List. Thus, travel abroad is generally safe and students are in no more at threat abroad than in the US.

Why should I study abroad?

There are a million different reasons to go abroad, but a few are as follows:

  • To experience & learn a new culture and language
  • To learn about your major/minor from an international perspective
  • To learn about the US from an outside context
  • To experience a new university style/system
  • To make yourself a competitive applicant for future opportunities (jobs, internships, fellowships, graduate school, etc.)