Guilford offers over 365 study abroad options throughout the world during semesters, summers, and the January term. Semester programs carry up to 18 credits, while summers range from 4-6 credits, and January term study away projects typically earn 4 credits. All programs are serious academic experiences that seek a balance between formal study and the opportunity for exposure to life in a different culture.
Students can choose from three different types of programs: faculty-led, faculty coordinated, and independent affiliate programs. Each program is suited to different types of students. Some offer broad cultural enrichment while others focus specifically on the international dimension of a single discipline in action. For information and guidance on how to select the right program, students should visit the study abroad Web page (http://guilford.abroadoffice.net/index.html) and speak with study abroad staff.
The cost of Guilford faculty-led programs is usually only slightly higher than the cost for a full semester on the Guilford campus; some financial aid is available. Many affiliate programs may necessitate a surcharge. Information is available from the study abroad office and website.
NOTE: A student must be in academic good standing to be eligible for participation in any study abroad program. Various Guilford-affiliated programs have specific cumulative GPA requirements. Study abroad staff also review and consider a student’s judicial record during the application process.