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Graduate or Undergraduate:
Education Abroad Programs by College:
Bagwell College Of Education, Coles College of Business, College of Arts, College of Humanities and Social Science, College of Science of Mathematics, Interdisciplinary, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
NON-KSU SPONSORED STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
If you have not been able to find a program that fits your needs at KSU, you may consider participating in a study abroad program that is not sponsored by KSU.This can include programs offered by other U.S. universities, companies that specifically offer study abroad programs or becoming an enrolled student in a college or university abroad.
If you choose to attend a program not sponsored by KSU, you will become an outgoing transient student: you will be enrolling in another university and attempt to transfer the courses you take while abroad back to KSU.
The process to receive credit for a Non-KSU program is very different from enrolling in a KSU program and there are several things to keep in mind.
Our Education Abroad Program Coordinators are a great resource for learning about the kinds of Non-KSU program options that are out there. We also recommend taking a look at websites such as IIEPassport.org, StudyAbroad.com and GoAbroad.com. If you need help narrowing down your options, we can help guide you to the program that will best meet your needs. Once you have selected a program, it's time to begin your application!
Students will be required to complete at least two applications.These include...
Internal KSU application for Outgoing Transient students
Any application required by the program/institution that you choose.
Transfer credit from a Non-KSU-sponsored program is never 100% guaranteed.While you will take steps before leaving to help this process, please be aware that you are NOT GUARANTEED the credit; it will be evaluated by the registrar upon your return and they will decide at that point whether to accept the credit.
If your transcript will be issued by a third-party program provider (i.e., a company, rather than an U.S. university) or by a foreign/non-U.S. institution, it is required that you have your transcript evaluated (and translated into English if necessary) by a NACES member service.Previous students have used World Education Services, Inc. and Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. You will then turn in the original transcripts and the evaluation in to our Registrar for them to issue transfer credit.Please be aware that having your transcript evaluated will incur an extra cost.
Although you are not participating in a KSU-sponsored program, you can still apply for the Global Learning Scholarship!The deadlines and other relevant information can be found on the Global Learning Scholarship website.
Typically, Financial Aid is available for Non-KSU-sponsored study abroad programs.This is a conversation to have with both your Education Abroad Program Coordinator and Financial Aid.
Students are required to complete documentation internally for KSU for completing this type of program. The forms are required in order to receive credit for the program and in order for Financial Aid to be released, so it is very important that they be completed correctly and in a timely fashion. Please see your Education Abroad Program Coordinator for more information.
This can seem like quite the daunting process, but remember that the Education Abroad Office is here to help!If you have questions, please come during our open advising hours or contact Nicole Meanor, Program Coordinator for Non-KSU programs (see contact details below).
Open Advising Hours
Monday – Thursday
9am – 4pm
Education Abroad Program Coordinator
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.