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Study Abroad

Study Away

www.philau.edu/studyabroad

Location: Kanbar, Suite 102

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Phone: 215.951.2815 Email: Semester and Summer Term: StudyAbroad@PhilaU.edu

Short Courses: shortcourses@philau.edu

 

The Study Away Office provides individualized attention to each student, reviews his/her academic needs and career goals, and advises on program options. To ensure students stay on track for graduation, students must have all study abroad courses reviewed and approved by their Academic Advisor/Program Director and the Study Away Office during the application period. Only pre-approved courses and credits taken abroad will be accepted by Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and reported on a student’s Jefferson transcript.   

Students have program options all over the world: Italy, England, Scotland, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, etc. In Italy, students can participate in one of Philadelphia University’s own study abroad programs: Philadelphia University’s Center for Architecture, Design, and Fashion Studies in Rome. During the fall semester, Philadelphia University offers a custom program for Health Science Students in San Josa, Costa Rica with CEA and Veritas University. For more information on study away programs, the application and approval process, deadlines and requirements, please contact the Study Away Office or visit their website: www.philau.edu/studyabroad.

 

Basic Requirements for Study Away:

  • Foreign program must be approved by the Study Away Office
  • Completion of the online study abroad application and all supporting materials [Letters of recommendation from two faculty members, transcript (official or unofficial depending on the program), essay questions and course approval from Academic Advisor/Program Director]
  • Individual appointment with the Study Away program manager, or attend one of our approved program advising sessions.
  • Certification from the Office of Student Life that the student is not on disciplinary probation
  • Completion of 60 credits prior to departing for a summer/semester/year-long program. (The completion of 60 credits may apply for participation in short courses; see guidelines by course.)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Please note: many foreign institutions may require a higher GPA of 2.75 or 3.0) and certification that the student is not on academic probation.

Additional documents, an external application, and/or a portfolio of work may be required and will be noted on the Study Away application.

National Student Exchange

The University is a member of the National Student Exchange.  The National Student Exchange is a unique, not-for-profit consortium of nearly 200 accredited, baccalaureate-granting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through NSE, these member institutions provide exchange opportunities for the multitude of undergraduate students for whom an overseas experience is not appropriate, comfortable or affordable.

Basic Requirements for National Student Exchange:

  • Must be a full time student at the home campus.
  • Must be in good academic standing with no incomplete grades from previous terms.
  • Certification from the Office of Student Life that the student is not on disciplinary probation.
  • No outstanding financial obligations to the home campus.
  • May not be on probation, parole, or have pending legal judgments.
  • Completion of 60 credits prior to departing for a summer/semester/year-long program.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale)

Additional documents and/or a portfolio of work may be required and will be noted by the host institution.