Application Process and Study Abroad Sites

Germany and Austria :: Ireland :: Canada :: Europe :: France :: Malta
Ghana :: South Korea :: Ecuador :: Costa Rica :: International Student Teaching
CEA Global Education Solutions :: ISEP :: PASSHE Study Abroad Programs

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

"The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned." – Senator J. William Fulbright

I. Introduction

Students at Clarion are encouraged to participate in the many study abroad opportunities available. The programs include short-term programs during the summer or winter intersession, semester programs and academic year programs. The spectrum of possibilities is wide given both the variety of affiliation and exchange agreements Clarion University has in place. Partner institutions are: the University of Bamberg-Germany, the University of Lille-France, Dublin Business College-Ireland, the University of Malta, and Daegu University, Korea, among others. Other options are offered through the International Student Exchange Program (I.S.E.P), Cultural Experiences Abroad (C.E.A.).

All these options offer a spectrum of countries students can visit, located on five continents, with many sites offering courses taught in English. Some of the opportunities allow students to intern abroad as well. Additionally, Clarion students can study abroad on a program offered by one of the State System universities, while remaining a Clarion University student. Financial aid and scholarships may apply to study abroad as long as the credits transfer.

II. Why should you study abroad?

  • Studying abroad allows you to...
  • Enhance your career at Clarion University and earn credits while living in another country.
  • Appreciate other cultures and your own culture. and adapt to different cultures, environments
  • Gain global awareness and education as a global citizen
  • Become more confident about and understand your role in the world in which you live.
  • Have a stronger profile for the job market.

III. Application Process
When planning to study abroad you want to take the following steps:

  1. Choose one of the many programs available through the Office of International Programs (O.I.P). You can contact the Dr. William R. Naugle, Study Abroad Coordinator at 413 Becht Hall.
  2. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the classes that best fit your degree program and can be taken abroad.
  3. Complete a study abroad application form available at O.I.P. (GPA must be 2.8 or higher) or download one here.
  4. Apply for a passport and the International Student Identity Card (ISIC card offers international insurance).
  5. Apply for transfer credit to ensure that all classes you take abroad will transfer as part of your major/minor.
  6. Apply for funding and scholarship opportunities, including the Financial Aid Office.
  7. Attend a pre-departure meeting.
  8. Attend a re-entry meeting upon return.

Perseverance and diligence are very important to make the study abroad dream come true

1. Germany and Austria

  1. Programs: Bamberg University Exchange
  2. Country: Germany (Bamberg Exchange)
  3. Bamberg University has courses in all subjects except for sciences
  4. Term: Academic semester or year for Bamberg University Exchange
  5. CU tuition and fees paid to Clarion University, plus room and board paid in Germany for Bamberg Exchange
  6. Number of credits transferred: 12-15 per semester for Bamberg exchange
  7. Cost of airfare/ground transportation: For Bamberg program, price varies depending on travel and when reservations are made.
  8. Program website.

    Contact: Dr. Robert Frakes | rfrakes@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2375

2. International Student Teaching

    • Program: International Student Teaching through the University of Northern Iowa International Student Teaching Program
    • Country: London, UK; Ireland, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Australia
    • Courses taught: Six credits of student teaching experience during the second half of the semester
    • Term: Each semester is available
    • Cost: Depends upon the country and program used
    • Number of credits transferred: Six
    • Cost of airfare/ground transportation: This depends upon the country and program used.

      Contact: Dr. Ray Feroz | rferoz@clarion.edu| +1 814 393 2052 

3. Ireland- Dublin Business School

4. Canada- Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

  • Program: French
  • Country: Québec, Canada
  • Courses taught: French
  • Term: Summer
  • See website for costs.
  • Credits transferred: Three to six
  • Cost of airfare: TBA
  • Ground transportation: Most students drive to the program (13-hour drive).
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan | esauvage@clarion.edu| +1 814 393 1998 

5. CEA Global Education Solutions

  • Country: Various
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall, spring and summer
  • Approximate Cost: Varies according to program selected
  • Credits transferred: Varies
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Airport meet and greet included in program fee
  • Program website

    Contact: Marcy Schlueter | mschlueter@clarion.edu| +1 814 393 2340 

6. Europe- International Business Seminar

  • Program: BSAD 437/637
  • Country: Various in W. Europe
  • Courses taught: Seminars
  • Term: Two and a half weeks over winter break, or three weeks early summer
  • Cost: varies: $3,500 - $5,800, plus tuition and incidentals
  • Number of credits transferred: Three to six
  • Cost of airfare/ground transportation: Included in above
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. Jeff Eicher |eicher@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2144

7. France – Université Catholique de Lille

  • Program: Exchange agreement
  • Country: Lille, France
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees paid to Clarion University, plus room and board paid in France
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan | esauvage@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1998

8. France- Université Catholique de Lyon

  • Program: Exchange agreement
  • Country: Lyon, France
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees paid to Clarion University, plus room and board paid in France
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website
  • Business Classes in English

    Contact: Marcy Schlueter| mschlueter@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2340

9. France – ESC Rennes School of Business

  • Program: Exchange Agreement
  • Country: Rennes, France
  • Courses taught: Various, business
  • Term: Fall and spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees paid to Clarion University, plus room and board paid in France
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    ESC Rennes School of Business organizes a summer programme in June 2015 (16 June - 26 June 2015) on Responsible Management.

    Contact: Dr. David Hartley | dhartley@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2600

10. ISEP- International Student Exchange Program

  • Program: ISEP
  • Country: Various
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees, double room and board (19 meal plan)
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website 
  • Summer programs website

    Contact: Marcy Schlueter| mschlueter@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2340

11. Malta

  • Country: Malta
  • Courses taught: various
  • Term: Fall and spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees and double room fee. Meals paid by student in Malta.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare.
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Marcy Schlueter | mschlueter@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2340

12. Cape Coast University

  • Country: Ghana
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees
  • Room and meals paid by student at Cape Coast.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Marcy Schlueter | mschlueter@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2340


13. Deagu University, South Korea

  • Country: South Korea
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Summer, fall and spring
  • Cost: Students pay Clarion University tuition and fees and receive round trip airfare, full tuition waiver at Daegu Unviersity, accommodation and monthly stipend
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare (airfare up to $2,000 will be reimbursed by Daegu University)
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. Young-Gyoung Kim | ykim@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2338

14. Dongguk University, South Korea

  • Country: South Korea
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Summer, fall and spring
  • Cost: Students pay Clarion University tuition and fees and receive full tuition waiver at Dongguk. Students pay airfare, accommodations $270 USD per month, food and incidentals.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website 
  • Summer program website

    Contact: Marcy Schlueter | mschlueter@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2340

15. PASSHE Universities Visiting Student Study Abroad Programs

  • Country: Various
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Short-term programs
  • Cost: Varies according to program
  • Credits transferred: Varies according to program
  • Cost of airfare: Varies according to program
  • Ground transportation: Varies according to program
  • Program website

    Contact: Marcy Schlueter| mschlueter@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2340

16. Ecuador, University of San Francisco, Quito

  • Program: Exchange agreement
  • Country: Quito, Ecuador
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees paid to Clarion University, plus room and board paid in Ecuador
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Marcy Schlueter | mschlueter@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2340

Notes:

  • The cost of the different programs may vary marginally.
  • The availability of programs may change as new affiliates join Clarion University.

CoBAIS offers two-week study abroad in Costa Rica


Clarion's College of Business Administration and Information Science announces the Clarion in Costa Rica program, a two-week, three-credit study abroad course. This course (BSAD 237: Global Studies Travel Seminar) will overlap with Summer Session III. Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to conduct business visits, eco-visits and governmental visits, attend lectures, and be exposed to life in Costa Rica.

The course is open to students of any major with sophomore standing or higher and a QPA of at least 2.75. International business students can fulfill a cultural class and international experience requirement by taking this course as instructed by faculty member Dr. Sandra Trejos. This course also counts toward the international business minor and general education credits.

There are scholarship/funding opportunities available to eligible students, including the International Scholar Award for $1,000 (applications are due March 6) the PASSHE Study Abroad Award and the PSECU International Education Scholarship. For more information contact Dr. Trejos at strejos@clarion.edu or +1 814 393 2627, or CoBAIS at +1 814 393 2600.

Last Updated 4/9/18