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Stage 1: Planning, Policies and Procedures

Studying abroad takes planning, so where do you begin? Below are all of the important details concerning study abroad eligibility, policies, program options, application process, and more.

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Planning for your Study Abroad Adventure

Now that you're interested in studying abroad, there are a few tasks to complete: you must attend a Study Abroad 101 session, research the different program types, your program country options, meet with a study abroad advisor and your academic advisor, and attend the Study Abroad Fair, Lunches with Alumni, and other upcoming events to learn more about your options. 

 

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Eligibility to Study Off-Campus

In order to study off-campus, students must meet the following requirements:

Must have completed their freshmen year;

Must be in residence the semester prior to going abroad;

Be in good academic standing - cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher;

Be in good judicial standing - cannot currently be under any sanctions;

Be in good financial standing - cannot have any current registration holds or bursar restrictions

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Policies for Study Abroad

There are different policies in place for study abroad students versus on-campus students.  These range from semester costs and financial aid, to courses and grades/credits.  

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Study Abroad Programs

Students can choose from three different models: Semester programs,  UHart Short-Term Faculty-Led programs, and Summer/Winter term options.  

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How to Apply

Semester Program Deadlines:  Fall - March 15; Spring - October 15.  UHart Faculty-Led Programs: deadlines vary depending on the program.  Please consult the individual program pages for more information.  Click here for application materials for all programs. 

 

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Study Abroad Petition Process

The Study Abroad Petition is for semester students with a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.5 or for those applying to a non-approved semester program.  Please click here for the Study Abroad Petition.  Petition Deadlines: Fall - March 1; Spring - October 1

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Disabilities Overseas

If you have a physical, psychological, or learning disability, you are still able to study abroad!  Please consult with the Study Abroad Office and our partners to find a program that meets your needs and offers the level of accommodations you require. 

 

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Travel Policy

The University of Hartford has a travel policy that all prospective travelers must follow.  For more information and to view the University's International Travel Policy, please click here.