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Reading, PA 19612
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Basic Information

Eligibility to Study Abroad:

Students wishing to study abroad or off-campus in a domestic program may do so upon completion of two full-time semesters at Albright. This means students may study abroad as early as the summer between the first and second year at Albright. Most Albright College students study abroad during their sophomore or junior year. Seniors may study abroad during their fall semester only.

Students interested in studying abroad must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 / 4.0. Students must also be in good financial standing and good social standing.

Getting Started:
Students should attend a Study Abroad 101 session as soon as possible to learn about their options and the application process. The next step is to then contact the office to make an appointment with one of the student advisors or the director, Kim Justeson, to go over the application process. We are located in the 
Experiential Learning and Career Development on Linden Street next door to the Gable Health Center. 

Financial Aid:

In general, students are eligible to apply their federal financial aid when they study abroad for the fall or spring semester. This aid includes Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, etc. as well as outside scholarships and loans.  Students are not able to use their Albright scholarships to study off campus but there are several Albright scholarships for study abroad. Many Albright affiliates offer additional scholarships for which Albright students can apply, and there are other opportunities, including the Gilman Scholarship, (for students receiving a Pell Grant) which we can discuss with you when you make an appointment to talk with our staff. 

Students studying on an exchange program pay their usual Albright College tuition (all financial aid applies) and then pay their room and board costs to the host institution.

Certain special Albright programs also allow students to pay their Albright tuition with all financial aid. They do not pay room/board to Albright for the semester. Students then pay a study abroad fee that varies by program. An example of this is the "Albright in London."

Albright College Study Abroad Application:

A student desiring to study abroad or off-campus must complete an Albright College Study Abroad/Off Campus application by the appropriate deadline.  This is a hard copy application and can be obtained only after you have met with the director or Experiential Learning or a student advisor. This application is separate from the application your will complete for the international or domestic program provider.

Meeting with the staff of the Center will assist you in understanding the procedures for completing forms and applying to study abroad or off-campus programs. 

Approval is granted by the Provost / Vice President of Academic Affairs of the College following a review of your eligibility.

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