Study abroad options include and short travel/study seminars as well as the more traditional full-semester program of study and may include internships. The advantages of study abroad are open to students of most majors, typically in their junior year. To qualify for this program, students must be in good academic standing and must have no outstanding incompletes. Students wishing to study abroad should contact the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies for information and application. For spring travel, applications must be submitted to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies by March 15th of the preceding spring. For fall travel, applications must be submitted to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies no later than November 15th of the preceding fall.
Applicants who are approved for study abroad must submit an External Credit Pre-Approval Form that is supported by the student’s academic advisor and respective Department Chair to be enrolled in Bay Path’s study abroad course, INN 100 Study Abroad. The credit total associated with the student’s enrollment in INN 100 Study Abroad will be based on the number of credits listed on the Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Form. Grades of C- or above must be earned to receive credit. All earned credit will reflect a P (passing) grade and will not be calculated as part of the student’s cumulative grade point average.
Students who wish to obtain financial aid must be enrolled in a full-time program of study approved for transfer credit by the University. In most cases, eligible students may use federal and state grants and loans toward the cost of study abroad, but may be limited to a single semester. Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarship funds which are available exclusively to students for international study. The University reserves the right to limit the number of students studying abroad during any given semester.
Capitals of the World/National Landmarks
Each spring break, when international travel is judged to be appropriate and there are a minimum number of participants, students have the opportunity to visit a different world center on a University-sponsored tour. If deemed more appropriate, a national landmark will become the destination for the tour. International travel fellowships are available to students.