Flagler offers an array of opportunities for students to enhance learning through study abroad programs. The Study Abroad Office, located in the Learning Resource Center, is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all study abroad programs, for providing students and faculty with information on such programs, and for conducting a mandatory study abroad orientation. Opportunities for studying abroad may be available during the summer term and during fall and spring semesters.
All students must complete the College’s application for Study Abroad Programs before submitting an application for any of these programs and before attending the Study Abroad Orientation. Applications are available in the Study Abroad Office.
The basic criteria to qualify for any of the above listed programs
are as follows:
Academic credit is based on the same criteria as credit for an on-campus course at Flagler College. Although some flexibility exists, academic credit is based on the number of hours of class attendance; learning objectives formulated from course content; and mastery level demonstrated through examinations, papers, a thesis, or the completion of an approved project. Upon completion of the program, a transcript is forwarded to Flagler College. In most cases, the hours will be accepted toward the total hours necessary for graduation; however, not all courses will necessarily be accepted for general education or as a requirement for a major. For the purposes of the computation of a student’s grade point average, grades and quality points will not be accepted from any study abroad program. Approved programs are offered on an alternative basis.
Students eligible for state and federal financial aid programs may apply for financial assistance to pay for expenses required to participate in programs of study in another state or in a foreign country. Students who are eligible for federal and state financial aid programs must confer with the Director of Financial Aid about using funds from these programs for the purpose of participating in the study abroad programs. Institutional scholarships and grants are not applicable to study abroad programs; however, recipients of the Lewis-Wiley Scholarships may use the award for study abroad programs.