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Medaille College Study Abroad Program

Study Abroad - Take Your Higher Education Experience to Another Level
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The Study Abroad Program at Medaille College


Key Terms
Why Study Abroad?
Policy
Procedure

 

Key Terms

Partner
One of the institutions with which we have a memorandum of understanding (MOU). We have 25 partners. Non-native English speaking international students that we deal with come from our partner institutions.  
 
Memorandum of Understanding
The MOU is a general agreement between institutions and signed by both presidents.  It’s usually in effect for five years and can be renewed by mutual consent.
 
Student Exchange Agreement
The SEA is a specific agreement that details how students will be billed, where they should live, etc.
 
2+2
A specific educational agreement that must be approved by the Curriculum Committee (perhaps also by the Faculty Senate) and Middle States, in which the student studies the first two years at her/his home institution (one of our partners) and then studies her/his final two years at Medaille College.  The student receives bachelor’s degrees from both institutions.
 
3+1
Similar to a 2+2 in all aspects except the student only receives a degree from the home institution. 
 
Financial Aid 
Medaille College Financial Aid office processes regular financial aid packages for students who study abroad with partner schools only.  
 


Why Study Abroad?

Life in the 21st century is by nature, global. We interact with people from other countries on a regular basis. Study Abroad exposes students to new people, cultures, and socio-economic systems. It takes the higher education experience to another level, and to this end, Medaille College offers opportunities for study at partner institutions in several countries.  
 
Brazil
Amazon State University (UEA)
Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT)
IESB Centro Universitario (IESB)
Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS)
UniEvangelica Centro Universitario
UNIS: Centro Universitarion do Sul de Minas (UNIS)
University of Passo Fundo (UPF)
University of Ribeirao Preto (UNAERP)
University of Tiradentes (UT)

China
Dalian Maritime University
Dalian Neusoft University of Information 
Wuhan University of Technology 
National Kaohsiung Normal University

Japan
Chukyo University 
Hosei University

Korea
Catholic University of Daegu
Dankook University 
Duksung Women’s University
Gachon University
Kyungpook National University
Seoul National University of Science & Technology (SeoulTech)
Sookmyung Women’s University

Mexico
Universidad del Mayab
Naresuan University

Thailand

Vietnam
Duy Tan University
 
Depending upon where you’re looking, you may choose to study abroad in fall, spring or summer sessions.

Study abroad for one or two semesters. If you’re studying at a partner institution, this will depend upon our exchange agreement with that particular institution. Study abroad at non-partner institutions is for one semester only.

Each partner institution has a person responsible for incoming students. The Medaille College student would check in with that person for orientation, just like we do here. Also, it is advisable that the Medaille College student registers with the US Embassy (this can be done online before arrival in that country). The embassy will send out alerts and information to the student.

 

Policy 

Study abroad with partner (Exchange) institutions:

  • Students who choose to study abroad with partner schools have the following advantages:
  • Full time enrollment status at Medaille
  • Financial Aid through Medaille 
  • Personal contacts at partner schools with Medaille College 
  • Grades are factored into GPA as Medaille coursework
  • Students must submit course descriptions to Registrar Office for approval.
  • An official transcript must be sent to Registrar’s Office at the end of the study for evaluation. Courses will be considered for Medaille College credit and will be factored into the student’s GPA.
  • Each partner institution has a person responsible for incoming students. The Medaille College student would check in with that person for orientation. 
  • It is advisable that you register with the US Embassy (this can be done online before you travel). The embassy will send you alerts and other important information.

Study abroad with non-partner (Non-Exchange) institutions:

  • Students who choose to study abroad with non-partner schools will be responsible for their own financing and travel arrangements.  This option is separate from Medaille College.  
  • Students must submit course descriptions to Registrar Office for approval.
  • Students studying at non-partner schools will not be enrolled at Medaille College during their study abroad period.   
  • An official transcript must be sent to Registrar’s Office at the end of the study for evaluation.  Courses will be considered transfer courses and will not be factored into the student’s GPA.

 

Procedure 

Exchange (Partner) Institutions:

  • Choose institution and speak with Financial Aid and your Academic Advisor.
  • Submit course descriptions to Registrar Office for evaluation and approval.
  • Submit completed Study Abroad application to host university and wait for acceptance letter from that institution.
  • If accepted, apply for passport and student visa at host institution’s country’s consulate or embassy (usually NYC or Washington, DC.)
  • Upon completion, have an official transcript sent to Medaille College Registrar Office.

Non-Exchange (Non-Partner) Institutions:

  • Contact study abroad office at institution and complete their application process.
  • Secure funding; make travel and lodging arrangements. 
  • Submit course descriptions to Registrar Office for evaluation and approval.
  • Take Leave of Absence from Medaille College through Advisement Office.
  • Apply for passport and visa.
  • Upon completion, have an official transcript sent to Medaille College Registrar Office.

 

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