Global Thinking


Overview

Regis University encourages students to think through a global perspective. Regis Study Abroad programs give our students the opportunity to travel across the world and experience cultures, landscapes, and lifestyles that will forever change the way they think. Be part of something bigger and begin your study abroad experience through one of our programs.

Deadlines and Upcoming Events:

Feb 1: Study Abroad Info Session: Clarke Hall, Room 139, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Feb 8: Global Engagement Colloquium Proposals due (see below for more info)

March 15: Spring 2018 Study Abroad Late Application Deadline (regular deadline for Nursing/HES students)

March 23: Global Engagement Colloquium, Main Hall 333, 2:30 p.m.

Call for Proposals: Global Engagement Colloquium

Do you have something to say about your Regis experience abroad? Want a shot at winning $100? We invite you to share your story at the Global Engagement Colloquium. Submit your proposal today!

  • Share your life-changing experience
  • Practice your public presentation skills
  • Enhance your resume
  • $100 will be awarded for the best presentation

You’re invited to deliver a seven-minute presentation (imagine a mini Ted-Talk) at the Global Engagement Colloquium on March 23, 2017.

To be considered for participation as a presenter, please submit a brief proposal describing your presentation topic (300 words or less) to Naomi Olson (nolson@regis.edu) by Feb. 8. 

Proposals should address one of the following topics:

  • Experiential Learning:  How has travel, an internship, or service abroad deepened your understanding of yourself or the world around you?
  • Cultural Immersion: How has exposure to another culture affected your worldview? What have you gained through the new relationships you have made abroad?
  • Academics in a Foreign Context: How have your courses abroad changed your perspective on an academic subject? Have familiar narratives been challenged by studying a topic in a different cultural context?

*Open to all students who have participated in a Regis-sponsored international experience (Travel learning, Service learning, Spring Break trips, etc.) Students may use Prezi, power point, slideshows, etc.

Why study abroad?

We encourage students to think of the semester as an opportunity to help them pursue their academic, intellectual, and professional goals. Here is what Regis University students have to say about study abroad: 

“I’m not sure you are truly educated until you have studied abroad. If nothing else, make this your priority in college. It will change you in ways you can’t imagine.” – Costa Rica, Spring 2016 

“Studying abroad, without a doubt, has been the best decision of not only my college career but probably of my entire life. I've learned to be more confident in who I am, that life doesn't always require the hustle and bustle that we're used to, and that there's so much more to life than what's at home or in the classroom.” – Spain, Spring 2016  

“I believe that studying abroad changed me into the type of person I want to be and want people to know, which is something you can't learn in the classroom.” –Austria, Spring 2016 

“Study abroad has by far been the best and most meaningful part of my college experience.” –Costa Rica, Spring 2016 

“It is difficult to put into words just how amazing it was, but it was truly a life changing experience. Not only did I learn about and get to experience another culture, but I learned so much about myself. Studying abroad, as cheesy as it sounds, really helped me rediscover me while also giving me a new outlook on things, in a positive way.” –Spain, Spring 2016 

Attend an info session or make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor to learn how to find the perfect program for you!  

Search for programs and apply here

Student Info

When should I start planning for my study abroad semester? 

  • Regis University Study Abroad applications are due roughly a year in advance of the intended semester abroad, so begin researching your options as soon as possible.
  • Applications to study abroad in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 are available now, and their submission deadline is Dec. 2, 2016. Apply here
  • The regular deadline for Health Exercise and Nursing Students is March 15, 2017. (Provided these applicants submit an Intent to Study Abroad Form to the Study Abroad Office by Dec. 2, 2016.)
When can I study abroad? 
  • Regis College Study Abroad is primarily for students in their junior year.
  • Nursing and Health Exercise Science students (and other students with compelling academic reasons to do so) may go abroad during the spring semester of their sophomore year.
  • Exception: Any student can participate in Regis in Ireland as a sophomore or a junior.
  • Regis University does not offer a summer study abroad option. See the Regis College Travel Learning programs for summer courses abroad.

What are the requirements to study abroad? 

  • Students must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 to participate in a Regis-sponsored study abroad program regardless of a third party program provider's posted GPA range.
  • Students must be in good standing (financial, academic, and disciplinary) at Regis University (i.e. no habitual disciplinary problems, not currently in the judiciary process, not on probation.
  • Any student who wishes to participate in the Regis University Study Abroad program must enroll in the mandatory 1-credit Global Education Seminar course (RCC 440A: Critical Perspectives on Culture) the semester prior to studying abroad, as well as the post-program 1-credit course (RCC 440B: Developing Intercultural Perspectives).
  • Students who participate in at least one semester of Study Abroad and complete both of these courses may fulfill the RCC 400D integrative core requirement. Students for whom enrolling in the above course will result in an overload may enroll in the course for zero credits. For questions about this course, contact Dr. Naomi Olson at nolson@regis.edu.

How long can students study abroad? 

  • Most Regis students study abroad for a semester, but students may study abroad for up to two consecutive semesters on the same program. Students may not study abroad on two different programs.

Where can I study abroad?

Regis students may study abroad through any program listed on the regis.edu/studyabroad website or any program offered through the travelapplication.regis.edu site. Study Abroad Advisors will work with you to find options among the 100 programs we offer that will fit your academic needs and your budget.

How does the application process work? 

  • Study Abroad is a two-step process. First, you must submit an application to the Regis Study Abroad Selection Committee. Once you are accepted by Regis, you must apply directly to the program abroad for which you have been approved by the Regis Selection Committee. You must be accepted both by Regis and your specific study abroad program or university abroad. You may not submit an application to your specific study abroad program university until you have been approved by Regis.
  • Not sure what program will be your first choice? Don’t worry; you don’t need to wait until you’ve made a final decision. You can start an application through any program and change your mind later. The first question on the application asks you to rank your top choice programs, and you can edit this at any time. No matter what program you use to open an application, we will go by what you say in your essay.
Is the application difficult? 
  • No, but finding the appropriate program and choosing courses abroad requires a good amount of research and thought. The application consists of the following:
    • A few paragraphs explaining why you’re a good fit for study abroad, and why the program you’re interested in is a good academic fit for you. 
    • A budget planning worksheet. 
    • A course planning worksheet, signed by your advisor, that lists the courses you intend to take on your program abroad.*
    • A recommendation from a faculty member who knows you well.*

*These components require the most amount of time, so start them as soon as possible!

How can I find the perfect program for me?

  • First, RSVP to an info session by emailing oge@regis.edu
  • Search programs based on area of academic study, geographical location, language of instruction, and/or price, here.
  • When you’re considering different programs, make sure that you meet the specific program’s GPA, language, and class standing requirements, and that the program dates will work for your schedule.  
  • Make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor for a personalized advising session.

What are my chances of being accepted to study abroad on the program of my choice? 

  • Regis is limited to sending up to three students from Regis to any particular program abroad. Therefore, we ask you to rank up to three programs for which you would like to be considered. Placement decisions will be based on curricular fit. Therefore, it is important that you can articulate the reasons why your first, second, and third-choice programs are a good fit for your academic, intellectual, and professional goals.
  • If you do not meet all of the requirements (GPA minimum, disciplinary record, etc.) we invite you to address these concerns on your application. The Selection Committee makes decisions holistically, so your application may be considered even if you do not meet all of the requirements.

What can I do to increase my chances of acceptance to the program of my choice? 

  • Apply to study abroad during the fall semester! For many Regis students, studying abroad in the spring semester is the only available option due to rigid sequencing in major requirements. If your major does not require you to study abroad in the spring, apply to study abroad in the fall, and you will be more likely to be approved for your top-choice program. Fall study abroad is also a good option because it allows you to complete the visa and passport application process during the summer instead of during the final exam period of your fall semester. 
  • Students will be approved for programs for which they can demonstrate a good academic fit. Focus on how the program of your choice will help you achieve your academic goals, and you’ll be more likely to be approved for your top-choice program.

How do I get started?  

  • Begin by speaking with your intended major advisor to determine a) which semester you should go abroad and b) what type of courses (electives, core requirements, etc.) you should plan to reserve for your semester abroad. See the Academics tab for more info.
  • Don't wait to open an application! Even if you’re not sure what your top choice program is yet, you can open an application through any program now and change your mind later. The first question on the application asks you to rank your top choice programs, and you can edit this at any time. No matter what program you use to open an application, we will go by what you say in your essay.

Programs

If you have additional questions after meeting with our student advisors, please contact Dr. Naomi Olson

Please Note: The programs listed below (and their associated websites) are posted for informational purposes only. You may not initiate an application with a program provider until you have completed a Regis University Study Abroad application and have been accepted into a particular program.

Africa

Botswana

University of Botswana, Gaborone
ISEP:  Business, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

Ghana

University of Ghana, Legon
ISEP:  Business, Community Engagement, STEM, and Humanities
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment: Approved

Morocco

Meknes Study Center, Meknes
ISA:  Language, Culture and Society-Semester/Academic Year
Affiliate

Senegal

Dakar CIEE Study Center
CIEE:  African Studies, French, Development Studies, Anthropology, Sociology-Semester/Academic Year
External

South Africa

University of Western Cape, Capetown
Arcadia: Course in Multiple Disciplines-Semester/Academic Year
External

Asia

CHINA

The Beijing Center
Loyola:  Mandarin language courses and other courses offered in English.
External

East China Normal University, Shanghai
ISA: Business and Chinese Language Affiliate

INDIA
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
ISEP: Human Rights, Sciences, Regional Studies, and Humanities-Semester/Academic Year
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

INDONESIA
Udayana University, Bali
ISEP: Business and Asian Studies-Semester/Academic Year Direct Enrollment ONLY: Affiliate

Binus University International, Jakarta
ISEP: Computer Science, Information Technologies, Business, Design, and Communication-Semester/Academic Year
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

JAPAN
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, NUFS Nagasaki
UW-Plattevile Education Abroad at Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies
External

Tokyo International University 
ISEP: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Education, Communications, and Social Sciences
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment: Approved

Toyo University
ISEP: Economics, Business, Law, and Sociology
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

KOREA
Ewha Womans University (Ewha is coed: open to men and women)
ISEP: Information Technology, Education, Humanities, Design, Music, Sciences, and Asian Studies
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

Yonsei University
ISEP: Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Social Science, Theology
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

PHILIPPINES
Casa Bayanihan, Manila
USF: Social Justice and Filipino studies 
Affiliate

THAILAND
Mahidol University, Bangkok
ISA: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines
Affiliate

Thammasat University, Bangkok
ISEP: Communication, Information Technologies, Business, International Relations, and Thai Studies
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

Europe

AUSTRIA

Johannes Kepler Universitat, Linz
ISEP: Law, Social Science, Economics, and Business
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Karl-Franzens-Universitat, Graz
ISEP: Humanities, Law, Natural Sciences, Business, and Education
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Technische Universitat, Graz
ISEP: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Computer Science
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Universitat Salzburg, Salzburg
ISEP: Humanities, Law, and Natural Sciences
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

BELGIUM

Vesalius College, Brussels
ISEP: International Law, Communications, and Business
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

BULGARIA

American University, Blagoevgrad
ISEP: Anthropology, Business, Computer Science, Fine Arts, History, Mathematics, and Philosophy
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate
Academic Exchange: Featured

CZECH REPUBLIC

Charles University, Prague
AIFS: Art, Culture, Economics, Political Science, Music, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Film, and Theater
Approved

Masaryk University, Brno
ISEP: Health Exercise, Computer Science, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate 

DENMARK

Aalborg University, Aalborg
ISEP: Humanities, Communication and International Cultural Studies
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

ENGLAND

Open Campus at the new CIEE Global Institute, London
CIEE: Courses in Multiple Disciplines and Experiential Learning Research  (Blocks 1 and 2 ONLY)
Affiliate

University of Bradford, Bradford
ISEP: Engineering and Infomatics, Peace and Justice, Politics, Engineering
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

University of Roehampton, London
ISEP: Anthropology, Business, Communication, Languages, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

University of Chester, Chester ISEP: Applied Health Sciences, Arts and Media, Business, Law, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate
Academic Exchange: Featured

ESTONIA

University of Tartu, Tartu
ISEP: Business, Exercise and Sports Science, Law, Mathematics, Social Science, and Philosophy
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

FINLAND

Abo Akademi University, Abo
ISEP: Arts, Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, Business, and Science
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

University of Helsinki
ISEP: Arts, Humanities, Philosophy, Science, and Social Science
Academic Exchange: Featured

FRANCE

Universite de Caen, Normandy
ISEP: Humanities, Business, Languages, Law, Political Science, Social Sciences, and Physical Education-Semester/Year
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Universite Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambery, French Alps
ISEP: Courses in Business and Marketing in English (SPRING only) and French Language and Culture
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate
Academic Exchange: Featured

Universite Paul-Valery, Montpellier
ISEP: Economics, Humanities, Environmental Science, Languages, Literature, and Social Sciences-Semester/Year
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate
Academic Exchange: Featured

University of Grenoble, Grenoble
AIFS: French Language and Culture Program-Semester/Year
Approved
*Students must choose the homestay option to receive meals through the program

GERMANY

Global Institute, Berlin
CIEE: Business, Communications, Health Sciences, and Humanities (Fall and Spring, Blocks I & II ONLY)
Affiliate 

Philipps- Universitat Marburg, Marburg
ISEP: Anthropology, Art History, Natural Sciences, Gender and Feminist Studies, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Peace and Justice, and Social Sciences
Direct Exchange: Affiliate
Academic Exchange: Featured 

GREECE

American College of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
ISA: Business, Arts, Sciences and Technology-Semester/Year
External

IRELAND

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Regis Academic Exchange: Courses in Multiple Disciplines
Featured 

Regis in Ireland: Irish Studies Program, Maynooth
Course in Irish Studies with Regis and Maynooth faculty and students 
Affiliate

ITALY

John Felice Rome Center, Rome
Loyola: Jesuit values-based academic programming, offering courses in multiple disciplines. 
Affiliate 

Spring Hill Italy Center, Bologna
Spring Hill: Jesuit values-based, social-justice oriented academic programming in Italian Language and Culture, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business.
Affiliate

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
ISEP: Humanities, Business, Economics, Languages and Literature, Political and Social Sciences
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia
ISEP: Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, and Engineering
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste
ISEP: Economics, English Literature and American Literature
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Universita degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo," Urbino
ISEP: Pharmacy, Physical Health and Education, Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Humanities, Education, Psychology, and Renaissance Studies
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

MALTA

University of Malta, Msida
ISEP: Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication, Computer Science, and Business
Direct Enrollment: Approved
Academic Exchange: Featured

NETHERLANDS

Leiden University, Leiden
ISEP: Law, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Theology, and English
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Tilburg University, Tilburg

ISEP: Business, Humanities, Law, and Social Science
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

NORTHERN IRELAND

Academic year-long Irish American Scholars Program, Multiple Locations (min. 3.2 GPA)
Study USA: A Prestigious Scholarship Opportunity to Study in Northern Ireland at Queens University Belfast, University of Ulster, St. Mary's University College, Belfast Metropolitan College, or Stranmillis University College 
Academic Exchange ONLY:  Featured

University of Ulster, Coleraine
Regis Academic Exchange: Course in Multiple Disciplines
Featured

POLAND

Wroclaw University, Wroclaw
ISEP: Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

RUSSIA

St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg
AIFS: Russian Studies-Semester/Year
Approved

SCOTLAND

The Principia Consortium, Glasgow (Pre-Nursing Students and Honors Students Only)
Courses in Multiple Disciplines at the University of Glasgow 
Affiliate

SPAIN

Universidad de Vigo, Galicia
ISEP: Arts and Humanities, Natural Science, Business, and Economics
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Universidad de Murcia, Murcia
ISEP: Economics, Business, Fine Arts, Communication, Mathematics, Nursing, Philosophy, and Psychology
Direct Enrollment: Approved
Academic Exchange: Featured

Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona
ISEP: Business, Economics, Education, Engineering, Social Sciences and Health Sciences
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Universidad Catolica de Valencia, Valencia
ISA: Health and Natural Sciences
*Students must choose the homestay option in order to receive meals for the program
Approved 

University of Granada, Granada
ISA: Hispanic Studies, Spanish Language, Culture and Electives 
*Students must choose the homestay option in order to receive meals for the program
Approved 

University of Malaga, Malaga
ISA: Hispanic Studies, Business, and Spanish Language
*Students must choose the homestay option in order to receive meals for the program 
Approved

University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
ISA: Liberal Arts, Business, and Spanish Language
Approved  *Students must choose the homestay option in order to receive meals for the program  

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla 
ISA: Hispanic Studies, Business & Spanish Language 
*Students must choose the homestay option in order to receive meals for the program  
Approved

SWEDEN

Lulea University of Technology, Lulea
ISEP: Engineering, Business, Music, and Health Sciences
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Linnaeus University, Kalmar
ISEP:  Humanities, Management and Economics, Social Sciences, and Natural Science
Exchange ONLY: Featured

SWITZERLAND

Universite de Fribourg, Fribourg
ISEP: Catholic Theology/Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Economics, Social Sciences
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

Latin America

ARGENTINA

Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires
ISEP: Business, History, Communication and Liberal Arts -Semester/Year
Academic Exchange: Featured 
Direct Enrollment: Approved

Universidad del Belgrano, Buenos Aires
ISA: Latin American Studies
Academic Exchange:  Affiliate 

Universidad Blas Pascal, Cordoba
ISEP: Business and Liberal Arts -Semester/Year
Academic Exchange: Featured 
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

BRAZIL

Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paolo
ISEP: Extensive Portuguese Program -Semester/Year Direct Enrollment: Approved 
Study in English Program Direct Enrollment: External  

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis
ISA: Culture, Portuguese Language, Business & Courses with Locals 
Affiliate

CHILE

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Valparaiso
ISEP:  Business & Culture in English and Spanish Language-Semester/Year
Academic Exchange: Featured 
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate 

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Santiago
ISEP:  Business, Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences-Semester/Year
Academic Exchange ONLY:  Featured

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Valparaiso/Vina Del Mar
ISA:  Business and Culture in English and Spanish Language-Semester/Year
Approved

COSTA RICA

Veritas University, San Jose
ISA:  Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies-Winter/Semester/Trimester
ISA:  Health Care Courses in English and Medical Spanish-Semester/Trimester
Affiliate

ECUADOR

Universidad Casa Grande, Guayaquil 
ISEP:  Political Science, Communication and Education
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Pontifical Catholic University - Madre y Maestra, Santiago
ISA: Latin American Studies, Spanish Language & Courses with Locals-Semester/Year
Affiliate

NICARAGUA

Univesridad American, Managua
ISEP:  Economics and Business
Academic Exchange: Featured 
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate 

Universidad Centroamericana, Managua
Fairfield University: Jesuit values-based, social justice-oriented academic programming in Spanish Language and Culture and Courses in Multiple Disciplines. 
Affiliate 

PERU

Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco
ISA: Language, Literature, and Culture - Semester
Affiliate 

URUGUAY

Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, Montevideo
ISEP: Business, Communications, Computer Science, Education, Social Sciences, and Nursing
Academic Exchange: Featured 
Direct Enrollment: Affiliate

Australia, Fiji and New Zealand

AUSTRALIA

Australian Catholic University (ACU), Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Ballarat
Regis Academic Exchange:  Courses in Multiple Disciplines
Affiliate 

University of Western Sydney, Sydney
ISEP: Accounting, Business, Communications, and Environmental Science
Academic Exchange ONLY: Featured 

FIJI

University of the South Pacific, Suva
ISEP: Business, Education, Law, Humanities, Math, Natural Sciences-Semester/Year
Academic Exchange: Featured
Direct Enrollment:External

NEW ZEALAND

Palmerston North Massey
ISA: Agriculture, Business, Sports, Animal and Natural Sciences
Approved

Academics

In order to plan for a successful semester abroad, it helps to have an idea of what your major will be. You’ll need to find a program that offers courses that will work for your intended major. Click here to search for programs by area of academic study. 

How can I find courses on a Study Abroad Program that will work for me?

STEP 1: Discuss with your intended major advisor (or your academic advisor if undecided) early on:

  • WHEN is the best time for me to go abroad? Which semester? (Fall offers better program selection)
  • WHAT types of courses, in general, should I plan to take abroad? (Electives? Core? Major/Minor?)
  • NOTE that all study abroad participants must take the mandatory one-credit Global Education Seminar (RCC 440A: Critical Perspectives on Culture) the semester prior to studying abroad, as well as the one-credit post-program course (RCC 440B: Developing Intercultural Perspectives) the semester after going abroad. The sequence of both RCC440 courses plus a semester abroad on a Regis-sponsored program will fulfill your RCC 400 Diversity and Cultural Tradition integrative core requirement.

STEP 2: Research the courses available at different programs that interest you. Consider:

  • Will I have the PREREQUISITES for this course by the time I go abroad?
  • Will I have the required LANGUAGE proficiency to take these courses by the time I go abroad?
  • Will I have the GPA and CLASS STANDING required by this program by the time I go abroad?

STEP 3: As you research courses available abroad, make sure you fully understand the Regis requirements:

  • You must take the equivalent of at least 12 Regis credits per semester while studying abroad.
  • Find descriptions of what it takes to satisfy CORE courses, see here.
  • INTEGRATIVE core courses must be advanced, discussion-based and fit descriptions on the above site.

STEP 4: Identify five to six courses that you could potentially take on at least two different programs.

To verify that a course abroad will satisfy a Regis requirement, gather as much information as possible about the course (course description is essential; a syllabus is even better) and bring it to the appropriate faculty member for approval, which you should obtain in writing and retain for your records.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I know if this course will satisfy a requirement for my intended major or minor?

  • Ask your major/minor advisor or a faculty member from the department of your intended major or minor to approve the course. Provide the faculty member with a full description (Course description is essential; syllabus is even better) of the course abroad.

How do I know if this course will satisfy a requirement for the distributive or integrative core?

  • Compare the descriptions of courses abroad with the descriptions of the Regis requirements (Step 3 above). Once you think you’ve found potential matches for the core, ask Associate Dean Dr. DeSisto in the Regis College Dean’s Office for approval. Provide a full description of the course abroad. 

Note: You may fulfill up to two integrative core requirements through the study abroad experience (RCC400 Diversity and an additional course abroad). Exception: Students participating in Regis in Ireland may fulfill up to three integrative core requirements.

Will this course help me satisfy the language requirement?

  • To satisfy the Foreign Language requirement, you must take two consecutive semesters of a foreign language. (In other words, you can’t satisfy the requirement by taking two courses of a foreign language within the same semester). If a language isn’t offered here at Regis (Russian, for instance), you would have to take a semester of that language through another university either before or after your semester abroad to fulfill the requirement.

Will courses abroad affect my GPA?

  • No. Grades earned while studying abroad are not factored into the Regis GPA. Transfer credit will be awarded for all appropriate courses completed through any of the approved Study Abroad programs listed on this website. Courses abroad must be passed with the grade of C or better in order to receive credit, and Regis University will follow the recommended grade scale provided by the host institution. Students may not enroll in additional courses at Regis University (including online courses) during the semester in which they study abroad.

Fees

What does it cost to study abroad?

Regis offers four different categories of study abroad programs, Featured, Affiliate, Approved, and External, each of which comes at a particular cost.

  • For Featured programs, students will be charged Regis tuition (to which students may apply Institutional aid, Scholarships, Federal and State Aid).
  • For Affiliate programs, students will be charged Regis tuition plus the equivalent Regis housing (a room in West Hall). For Approved programs, students will be charged Regis tuition, Regis housing, and a Regis campus meal plan (Meal Plan C).
  • For External programs, students will be charged Regis tuition, Regis housing, and a $2,000 External program fee.
  • In addition to the above costs, students going on all programs will incur a $300 Study Abroad fee and a $30 application processing fee.

See the Study Abroad Budget Guide for a detailed breakdown of what your program will cost. 

Students are allowed to use their financial aid award toward study abroad on our programs. Some exceptions may apply. Contact Financial Aid for details.

What does the cost include?

The Regis tuition (up to 12 semester hours) and other associated fees that students pay during their semester abroad covers institutional costs as well as the program provider’s program fees and housing accommodations abroad. Many programs also include insurance, orientation and in-country support. Some programs include excursions as well. Students are responsible for costs associated with any additional or optional program components such as service learning, internship or research opportunities, special course fees, additional excursions, or other added program features not included in a program's base tuition fees. 

What additional costs can a student expect to incur?

Students are responsible for the cost of their airfare, housing deposits, visa fees, meals, books, health insurance (if not provided through the program), and any other personal expenses while abroad. Students are responsible for costs associated with any additional program components such as service learning, internship or research opportunities, special course fees, additional excursions, or other added program features not included in a program's base tuition fees. Program providers may also require their own separate application fee for which students are responsible. It is important for students to read through the cancellation policies for their chosen programs. Once students are accepted to a program by a program provider, they are responsible for any fees associated with cancellation if they decide to withdraw.

Note: Some countries require students to apply in person for a student visa. This means that some students may have to travel out of state to apply in person for a visa. Please factor this into your budget planning for the study abroad experience.