Applying for a Non-Goucher Short Term
Applications for these programs are due to the Goucher Office of International Studies by November 6th (winter 2018) and March 26th (summer 2018) with a $100 administrative fee.
Students must apply to both OIS and the study abroad program by the posted deadlines. Late applications will be assessed a $50 late fee by OIS.
**Please note that program deadlines for winter 2017 non Goucher applications may be earlier than the November 6th non Goucher deadline.**
The Office of International Studies recognizes that Goucher-sponsored study abroad programs may not meet the individual academic, social, and cultural preferences or needs of all students. With this understanding, Goucher allows students to participate in short-term non-Goucher programs offered through many of our study abroad providers.
Goucher students have previously received transfer credit for the following programs. These programs are not eligible for an OIS scholarship.
Students wishing to participate in any other programs must submit a petition to the associate director of OIS. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the petition, but only after attending Study Abroad 102. The program you choose must be through an institution accredited in the United States or an international institution recognized by the ministry of education in that country. At minimum, programs must be at least three weeks in length and offer the equivalent of three U.S. units of academic credit.This is a Goucher College policy governing transfer credit and no exceptions will be made. All courses must be approved by Goucher faculty during the application process. The program dates must not extend into the Goucher academic calendar.
Goucher will generally not approve programs that take place in countries for which a U.S. State Department travel warning or CDC travel health warning has been issued, with the exception of Israel. Students who elect to study in Israel are required to sign a special release and hold harmless agreement.
In addition, students who have a compelling educational reason to travel to such countries may submit a request for an individual exemption from this policy to the director of OIS.
Attend an Study Abroad 101 session for short-term programs group session before applying, to ensure the chosen program is approved for Goucher study abroad credit.
International internships can be approved to satisfy the study abroad requirement. Students must follow procedures with the CDO and receive approval from OIS after attending their Study Abroad 101 session.
Students who have concerns about finances should contact an OIS advisor for a private appointment.
Please note that Goucher College does not accept transfer credit from study abroad programs operated by Global Players, Semester at Sea, Forum-Nexus or Beyond Sports. Students may opt to study abroad with these programs but may not earn college credit or satisfy the college study abroad using this credit.
After attending Abroad 101 for short-term programs group advising sessions, please complete your online advising profile (upload a profile picture, your cell phone number, and complete the Advising Application/15-question questionnaire) here by clicking on the blue "Apply Now" button. Once that is done, please contact OIS at email@example.com to request your online OIS application to be released to you. Alternatively, after attending the Abroad 101 session, you may meet with an OIS advisor during that individual's walk-in office hours listed here.