Study Abroad FAQs

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Each program has a variety of eligibility requirements, some include academic standing, course pre-requisites and language proficiency. The Office of International Programs will work closely with each student to 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.

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.

Wofford's generous financial aid transfer policy makes study abroad affordable. 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 billed an administrative fee to defray costs associated with operating and maintaining the college’s off-campus study programs. Examples of administrative costs covered by the fee include the cost of advising students, evaluating study abroad applications, evaluating off-campus study programs, evaluating and applying credit for courses completed off-campus, insurance costs 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. 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.

Wofford College is affiliated with several study abroad organizations, and each offers a variety of yearlong, semester, Interim and summer programs. To browse our programs, click here. 

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