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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.


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. 



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


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.  


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. 



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


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. 



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.