Study Abroad FAQs

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Each program has individual eligibility requirements, which may include academic standing, course prerequisites, and/or language proficiency (for language immersion programs). The Office of International Programs will work closely with each student to select an appropriate program for the student's needs and interests, however, it is the student's responsibility to make certain that they meet any eligibility requirements specific to the program to which they are 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. Students may not earn credit for virtual/online courses (this does not include courses that temporarily transition to a virtual/online format due to student/instructor illness or injury).

Wofford's generous financial aid transfer policy makes studying abroad for a semester 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. The majority of our programs offer coursework taught in English, though we also offer a variety of language immersion programs for eligible students who need/want to study abroad in a foreign language. To browse our programs, click here. 

Housing options vary by program but may include residence halls, homestays, 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.