FAQs for Study Abroad at GCU (COVID-19)
The Office of Global Education Programs is constantly monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
For the most recent updates on the impact of COVID-19 at Georgian Court, please visit our coronavirus communication page.
Our faculty-led Spring Break study abroad programs departed on February 28, at which time there were no Level 3 travel or CDC health advisories issued for the program destinations. Students have returned from their programs abroad, and you can read about their experiences on our blog.
Students were studying abroad in Spain, Scotland, and Costa Rica this spring. All students ended their in-country program on or before March 20th, and they will be completing their study abroad coursework online for the remainder of the semester.
Please refer all study abroad program questions to Laura Grodewald, Director of Global Education Programs, at ude.naigroeg@dlawedorgl.
Given the current travel and health advisories, study abroad programs for this summer will be suspended. Please consider applying for Winter 2021 or Summer 2021 programs.
Students can still begin the application process for fall study abroad programs. However, students will not be permitted to begin a study abroad program in a Level 3 advisory country. If a country has a Level 3 travel or CDC health advisory 70 days prior to the program start date, then the student will be advised to select a program in another destination or defer their application to another semester.
Schedule a phone advising meeting with Laura Grodewald at ude.naigroeg@dlawedorgl to begin your journey!
The global education program at Georgian Court University gives you a deeper understanding of other cultures and their own values and culture; become aware of critical concerns that affect the world; participate in the dialogue on global issues; appreciate diversity; heighten critical thinking skills; become civically engaged; and become self-directed scholars and global citizens.
While Studying Abroad, you’ll develop knowledge, understanding, and skills related to your academic discipline. You will also immerse yourself in another country and its cultures while cultivating career connections. It’s not just a one-time experience, either. Many of our graduates are able to leverage their time studying abroad into relevant careers.
Your Journey Starts Here.
Study Abroad Blog
Ready to take your education beyond the classroom? First make an appointment to explore all of the opportunities available. At your initial appointment you will discuss what you are looking to achieve from your travel experience, the places you can travel to, and any questions or concerns you may have. Once you have decided on your program, you can begin the application process.
How to Apply
To begin an application to study abroad, please follow these steps:
- Login to Blackboard
- Search for the Organization “Global Education”
- Click on the down arrow next to the name Global Education & “Self-Enroll”
- Once you’re in “Global Education”, click on Application Process on the left and follow the checklist
There are a lot of scholarship opportunities available for study abroad. See below to find the scholarships that match your program and needs. Please note that scholarship applications may have early deadlines. Start your study abroad application early so you can meet these deadlines!
- API Scholarship – If you are applying to an API program, please find information on the API scholarship page.
- ISA Scholarship – If you are applying to an ISA program, please find information on the ISA scholarship page.
- GILMAN Scholarship – If you are receiving a Federal Pell Grant, you are eligible to apply for a Gilman scholarship up to $5,000. Learn more about eligibility and application requirements and deadlines.
- Study Abroad Scholarships – There are also 150+ additional study abroad scholarships!
- February 15th Summer programs
- April 1st Fall Programs
- September 15th Winter Programs
- October 1st Spring Programs