General Requirements for Semester-Length Programs
To study abroad, you'll need:
- A 3.0 cumulative GPA - All students traveling abroad are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, in addition to whatever academic requirements instated by the relevant program affiliate. Students who maintain a cumulative GPA between 2.7 and 2.99 may submit a Request for Waiver of GPA Requirement to the OMGE. Quinnipiac University can permit these waivers at its sole discretion.
- No existing or pending conduct sanctions by the time you go abroad - A student with a conduct sanction or who has one placed on them after being accepted to study abroad must submit a Request for Waiver of Conduct Clearance form. If the sanction is applied to the semester in which the student intends to study abroad, the student will be ineligible to study abroad. In special circumstances, QU may grant permission to study abroad in its sole discretion.
- To attend a Study Abroad Information Session - Each student who intends to study abroad must attend a full Study Abroad Information session prior to the semester in which they will study abroad. Any student who does not attend a session or leaves before the session's completion will not be eligible to travel. Information session dates are available on the OMGE's Study Abroad Portal.
- To maintain a full-time (12-16 credit) course load while abroad - Students abroad must maintain a full-time course load, defined as 12-16 academic credits. This is usually met by taking four classes. At some institutions abroad, taking more than four classes may not be allowed or will be heavily discouraged.
A student's study abroad payment includes, but is not limited to:
- Registration fee
- QU's full-time tuition
- QU Housing
- Obligatory overseas emergency and medical insurance and security assistance plan
If the QU approved study abroad program cost exceeds the sum of QU's tuition and housing, the student must pay the difference. When studying through a QU approved study abroad program, the student is responsible for paying any security deposits, program application fees, and/or program withdrawal fees directly to the study abroad program.
Depending on the study abroad program, students may also be expected to cover the cost of additional expenses, including but not limited to airfare, visa, meals, academic materials, public transportation, personal travel, internet, etc. Inclusions and exclusions vary by program.
Please note that flights may be provided as part of a program package, but this varies by Student Program Affiliate. If a flight is part of a program package, students must follow the relevant policies and procedures provided by the Student Program Affiliate. Students are not eligible to reserve business, first class, or any premium seating on a provided flight. Additionally, students are responsible for any fees incurred by changes in date, route, seating, luggage overage, etc.
Please refer to our full Semester-Length Program Policies on the Study Abroad Portal for detail and further information.