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Frequently Asked Questions

Tommy Weber

Who is eligible to apply?
Each program has a variety of eligibility requirements which could include a certain class standing, status as a student in good academic and social standing with the College, as well as specific course pre-requisites and language proficiency. The Office of International Programs will work closely with each student to help select an appropriate program for the student's needs, however, it is the student's responsibility to make certain that the eligibility requirements are met before applying.

Will the credit I earn abroad apply toward my Wofford degree? 
The curriculum offered by Wofford's overseas partners is as varied as the curriculum to which they have access at Wofford. Credit received for courses taken abroad through approved programs transfers directly and completely to Wofford. With the appropriate permission, credit may be applied to major requirements as well as to general education or minor course requirements. Grades earned overseas are computed into the grade point average.

Can I afford to study abroad for a semester? 
Paige Hallen at the United Nations in Geneva, SwitzerlandYes, thanks largely to Wofford's generous financial aid transfer policy. Fees for the programs vary depending on the choice of country and program type, but on average are comparable to Wofford's cost of attendance. Students are also billed an administrative fee which is intended to defray a variety of costs associated with operating and maintaining the college’s off campus study programs. Examples of administrative costs covered by the fee include (but are not limited to) the cost of advising students, evaluating study abroad applications, evaluating off campus study programs, evaluating and applying credit for courses completed at off campus programs, insurance costs specific to off campus programs and costs associated with emergency and incident response. Institutional aid may be applied to foreign study fees for the student’s first semester abroad. Other financial aid may apply to all semesters abroad. Recipients of other financial aid are encouraged to meet with the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for aid. Specific information on programs, costs and additional scholarships can be found under each program site. For information on travel grants available through Wofford, click here.

Where can I study abroad?
Wofford College is affiliated with several study abroad organizations which each offer a variety of year-long, semester, Interim, and summer programs. To browse our programs, click here. 

Where will I live?
Housing options vary by program but can include residence halls, home stays, apartments, and residential learning communities to name a few. Wofford College requires that students stay in program-approved accommodations and will not permit students to live in housing which has not been fully vetted by our partners overseas.