International and Study Abroad
Dr. Ronald S. Méndez-Clark, Director
Walsh Library, Suite 039
Phone: (718) 817-3464
Fax: (718) 817-3471
In the long-standing tradition of Jesuit education, Fordham College at Rose Hill actively adheres to the belief that foreign study profoundly enriches and distinguishes our students’ educational experience. In light of a philosophy which integrates Study Abroad with the college curriculum, the University offers one of the most extensive networks for foreign study of any major university. Our goal is to help students prepare for the challenges and rewards of global citizenship by enabling them to gain an understanding of other cultures and to incorporate a global dimension to their chosen fields of study. Since the number of sponsored programs is extensive and the reasons for studying abroad vary, all prospective study abroad applicants are expected to research thoroughly—and in advance—their foreign study options and to discuss with their advisors and ISAP staff which programs will meet their academic and personal objectives. It is also important to acknowledge that while the University recognizes a sustained period of study in another culture is desirable, study abroad is neither a requirement nor an entitlement of a Fordham education. Rather, students earn the right to study abroad by high academic performance (a 3.0 GPA and favorable recommendations from major advisors and faculty are required), a clearly reasoned academic purpose, appropriate preparation, and conduct that demonstrates genuine enthusiasm for learning about, and experiencing other cultures.
Prospective applicants should consider the following general guidelines:
- Submission of all application forms on stipulated dates is essential to secure necessary approvals and the transferring of credits.
- A Fordham equivalent full-course semester load is required; grades earned abroad (C or better only) are recorded on transcripts, but with the exception of those from the London Dramatic Academy and Fordham in Granada are not calculated in the students’ GPA.
- Study Abroad participants are not eligible for Dean’s List honors, as such honors are based on the GPA earned in a minimum of credits taken at Fordham.
- Pass/Fail and one-credit courses will not transfer; no duplication of classes taken at Fordham can occur.
- Full-term study abroad participants remain matriculated at Fordham University and are subject to the academic policies of the University and their major, as well as the University’s Code of Conduct.
- Study Abroad Fees will depend on the cost of the program chosen. In all cases, Fordham per-term tuition covers all SAB fees that are billed to and paid by Fordham with three provisions: 1) when fees exceed tuition, a supplement is charged to cover the difference; 2) when fees are lower a credit may apply; 3) study abroad participants will be charged a $1,475 per-term tuition premium/administrative fee.
- Additional Fees: 1) A non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants; 2) Both the University General Fee and the Technology Fee will be charged.
- Fordham per-term tuition covers the London Dramatic Academy’s, Fordham in Granada, and exchange programs’ educational expenses. Institutional and non-institutional aid is fully portable for the London Dramatic Academy, Fordham in Granada, and exchange programs with the exception of room-specific aid, work study, and Metro Grants.
- For all other programs, institutional and non-institutional financial aid is portable as follows:
- Institutional/Portable Aid (grants-in-aid, university and restricted scholarships, and campus-based SEOG): The aid will be prorated, it cannot exceed the actual aid the student would be eligible for if in attendance at Fordham, and is subject to the following caps: 1) up to $5000 per semester for full year study at sponsored programs; 2) up to $3000 per semester for one-term study at sponsored programs in Africa, the Far and Middle East, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Latin America; 3) up to $2250 per semester for one-term study at all other sponsored programs.
- Non-institutional Aid (Federal/State): 1) Students eligible for a Pell Grant can apply their grant toward their study abroad charges as long as all other eligibility program and university requirements are met; 2) NYSTAP eligible students who meet program/university requirements may receive TAP.
- Tuition benefits obtained through FACHEX, Tuition Exchange, and Tuition Remission are not portable for these programs. Metro Grants, room-specific aid, and work study are also not portable.
All interested students are encouraged to research their options, as there are outside scholarships for study abroad (Gilman Scholarship Program, , NSEP program, Rotary International) and several of the sponsored programs offer their own scholarships and/or grants.
Do you have general questions about programs, how to apply, and what Fordham expects of study abroad participants? Please stop by our offices—the ISAP staff very much looks forward to working with you and to offering the advising and pre-departure services you’ll need to get the most out of your experience abroad.
This information page describes programs, policies and procedures scheduled for Academic Year 2012-2013. Fordham University reserves the right to withdraw or modify any of the above, and/or to make additional changes necessary for the continued successful operation of this Program.
Reviewed August 2012