Study abroad programs that focus on a foreign language do require that you speak the language; other programs do not.
Yes. You have until the program begins to complete any course prerequisites. However, you must successfully complete the course prerequisites with a passing grade. A failing grade in a prerequisite course would make a student ineligible to continue their participation.
First, you should review program information at International Programs or on the study abroad website. After deciding on a program, you must complete an advising appointment with International Programs before submitting an application. The advisor will go over program details, the application process, and rules and procedures. You will be given all required application forms.
No. International Programs does not charge a fee for processing program applications.
Program participants will earn ACC credit for the courses associated with the study abroad program.
International Programs registers you for the actual courses late in the spring semester. You receive details at the pre-departure information session.
Yes, you may take the course again. ACC will take the higher grade from the two courses when calculating your final ACC GPA. However, if you plan to transfer,check with that institution regarding transfer credit eligibility.
As with any ACC course, you will need to speak with an academic advisor regarding whether your ACC credit can be transferred.
ACC specializes in short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs. Programs generally divide time between Austin and the program country, with time abroad from two to five weeks.
While some study abroad programs take place entirely abroad, many are taught partially in Austin and partially abroad.
Program fees are not all-inclusive. Some program fees include:
The program fee does not include:
Each program fee is different, so please refer to the specific program information packet. Program fees are subject to change and are non-refundable except for special circumstances that would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis or if International Programs cancels the program due to low enrollment or other force majeure circumstances.
Program fee payments become non-refundable as soon as International Programs makes contractual arrangements for logistic and support services associated with each study abroad program. Service prices are based on group rates set by service providers, not individual rates.
If you have questions, contact International Programs.