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Independent Study Abroad

What you need to know

  • At ASC, you can study abroad for a semester, a full academic year, a summer or participate in a combination of these academic terms if your schedule allows.

  • If you choose to study abroad through an ASC-affiliated program fall or spring semester or for an academic year, your ASC financial aid will apply. 

  • Some students believe that they cannot study abroad because their major is demanding. With proper planning, students of all majors can study abroad. 

  • The grades you earn abroad will not count toward your grade point average (GPA), but you will receive credits for the courses you take.  However, they are not transfer credits: credits earned through ASC-affiliated programs are considered ASC credits. Therefore,  there is no limit on how many credits you can bring in towards your major and/or minor requirements.   

Note: If you are a Hope scholarship recipient, your grades from abroad will be included in your GPA to verify your eligibility.
  • Studying abroad in your senior year may delay your graduation and will only be permitted in the 1st semester of your senior year. 

  • ASC requirements to study abroad:

    • Complete at least two semesters at ASC prior to the term abroad (transfer students must have completed at least one semester at ASC at the time of application)
    • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing
    • Minimum GPA:  of 2.0 (note: most independent study abroad  programs require 2.75 or higher).

  • The CGL holds events throughout each semester for students to learn more about study abroad. Check out our events here!

Ready to apply?

Step 1: Explore and Research programs on Carta

  • ISEP is our primary affiliated partner and a great resource for research

Step 2: Discuss your interest in study abroad with your Summit or Major advisor - 

  • Talk about how/when study abroad best fits into your academic plan

Step 3: Schedule an appointment with your Study Abroad advisor via COMPASS

Step 4: Declare your major (if you have not already done so)

Step 5: Review all deadlines and apply early!

Step 6: Start and complete the Study Abroad Application in Carta

  • Choose your program of study and click “Apply Now” (only apply to one program; you can rank multiple program choices within your one application)

Step 7: Apply for the CGL Study Abroad Awards 

Step 8: Start and complete the program provider application

  • Be aware: deadlines for provider applications may vary. 

Additional questions? Check-out the FAQs page

Advising Hours 
Clementine Hakizimana, Study Abroad Advisor
Please visit Clementine for study abroad advising if your last name begins with A-R. 
Mondays: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays: 10:00 a.m.-Noon
*Or by appointment
Wafia Sayf, International Student Advisor/ Study Abroad Advisor
Please visit Wafia for study abroad advising if your last name begins with S - Z. 
Mondays: 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m.-Noon (General office hours)
*Or by appointment