Please refer to the recognized programs booklet when completing your application. General program information is available through the Office of International Programs (OIP) and this website. Specific questions about course content may be addressed to the exchange institutions or program providers.
All students are encouraged to apply. The OIP will determine if there is a need to consider the conditional acceptance process if you do not meet one of the requirements listed below. Contact the OIP with any questions or concerns. Please note: All eligibility requirements remain in effect until the time of program departure.
- Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA.
- Office of Student Affairs review of student conduct records. You must be in good disciplinary standing at the time of application to be fully accepted. Students with minor disciplinary infractions on record may be conditionally accepted at the discretion of the director of international programs.
- You are required to pay Salve Regina tuition and a $550 study abroad fee. The study abroad fee is waived for students attending a recognized Salve Regina exchange partner program. Refer to the home school tuition policy for details.
- Availability of academic credits to fulfill your degree requirements. Applicants must have a declared major and be of junior standing or have departmental permission.
When completing the online application, you must have the following information ready to upload to the application:
- A copy of your valid passport (may be submitted after application deadline). Must be valid for at least six months after the end date of the program for which you are applying.
- A recent picture of yourself. Photo should be cropped to a head shot (head and shoulders only) and be saved as a JPG.
- A goal statement (500-700 words) explaining why you would like to participate in the program for which you are applying. Why did you select this program? What impact will your choice of country have on your experience abroad? What goals do you hope to accomplish academically, personally and professionally while abroad? Are there unique components, such as home-stays, that will impact your experience abroad? What challenges might you face while abroad, and how do you plan to tackle these challenges?
The following application materials will need to be submitted to the OIP:
- A copy of your Salve Regina academic evaluation report.
- A signed copy of your study abroad budget sheet (submit this after meeting with your financial aid counselor). You can request a copy of the budget sheet from the OIP. Be sure to keep a copy of your budget sheet for your records.
- The academic approval form (retain a copy for your records).
- Two faculty references. Faculty may submit the reference to you or directly to the OIP. Your application will not be complete and we will not be able to accept you for a semester study abroad program until we receive your faculty references.
- Interview with the director of international programs. Once you have submitted all of the application materials listed above, come to the Gatehouse and make an appointment for your interview.
- Within 24 hours of your final interview, you will receive an email telling you if you have been approved for your abroad program. The email contains important information about your next steps.
- Submit all required post-acceptance forms and materials to the OIP prior to leaving campus. If you fail to submit the required forms, you may forfeit your acceptance.
- You are required to pay Salve Regina tuition and a $500 study abroad fee. The study abroad fee is waived for students attending a recognized Salve Regina exchange institution. Refer to the home school tuition policy for details.
- You will be billed directly by the overseas institution or program provider for relevant room and board fees. Additional costs vary by program and/or cost of living in the abroad location. Please refer to your study abroad budget sheet for further details.
- The participation agreement for parents/legal guardians will be emailed or mailed to your primary emergency contact. This will need to be signed and returned to the OIP.
- The OIP will purchase supplemental international travel insurance for all accepted students. You will receive information about the policy and proof of coverage at pre-departure orientation.
- Check your salve.edu email account frequently. You will begin receiving emails from the OIP about important pre-departure meetings and student visa workshops. Program-specific information will be sent by your overseas institutional contact.