Sponsored programs are those that have been evaluated for quality and authorized for Central students by Central’s faculty and the State of Connecticut. They include study abroad on one of CCSU’s Partnership Programs around the world, or through two approved external study abroad program providers: GlobaLinks Programs and ISEP. Study abroad on any of these programs allows for the maintenance of a student’s regular financial aid package.
What are the admission criteria for full-semester/year study abroad?
- A GPA of at least 2.75 is required for study abroad placement. Students enrolled at Eastern, Southern, or Western Connecticut State universities are eligible
- Good Academic and Judicial Standing
- Completed Application Form and Essay - Due April 1 for fall/full-year and September 15 for the following spring
- Attendance at an Information Session
How much does full-semester/year study abroad cost?
If a student chooses a CCSU Partnership Program, in most cases s/he will pay normal tuition, fees, insurance, and, in some cases, accommodation charges to CCSU. Some programs require paying tuition, fees, and/or housing directly to the Host University. Meal plans are not common at campuses overseas, but dormitory accommodations are often equipped with kitchens shared by several students. Otherwise, meals are available at a university cafeteria on a pay-as-you-go basis. Students will be responsible for making their own air transportation arrangements.
If a student selects a CCSU Approved Program (GlobaLinks or ISEP) payments vary. Students should consult the provider’s website for specific information.
In all cases, the International Education Coordinator can provide estimated cost-of-attendance information for specific overseas program.
What about credits and grades for CCSU-sponsored programs abroad?
Credits earned abroad on CCSU Partnership Programs, GlobaLinks Affiliates, and ISEP are counted as residency credit at CCSU, not as transfer credits. As of summer 2013, grades earned abroad will appear on the student’s CCSU transcript and calculate into the student’s GPA.