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Study Abroad

Want to expand your world and gain experience in your field? Looking to contribute to your broader, global community? Regis Study Abroad programs provide this in addition to academically rigorous and culturally immersive opportunities worldwide. Be a part of something bigger.

What can a semester abroad offer you:

Opportunities to learn a foreign language
Furthur training in your academic field
A new academic subject to complement your field of study

Regis offers three types of study abroad programs:

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Practice in the Field

Who it’s for: Students seeking experiential learning opportunities to build skills outside the classroom.

Program features: Academic programming aligned with community service, social justice, and/or Jesuit values; experiential learning, service-learning, and/or internship opportunities available at no extra cost.

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Cultural Immersion

Who it’s for: Independent students looking for a culturally immersive experience in a foreign country. 

Program features: Directly enroll in courses at a university abroad. Live alongside and take courses with local and international students. 

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Traditional Study Abroad

Who It’s For: Students who wish to explore another culture while taking courses for their degree abroad.

Program Features: Take courses primarily with other U.S. study abroad students. Live in homestays or in student housing with other U.S. study abroad students. 

Who

Students enrolled in full-time, campus-based programs within Regis College may apply for study abroad programs. Certain eligibility criteria must be met, including being in good academic, financial and disciplinary standing at Regis University. Students must possess a minimum 3.0 GPA (3.2 for pre-nursing students) at the time of the application deadline. 

Please remember: You don’t have to be “perfect” to be eligible to study abroad. Even if your GPA, academic integrity, or student conduct record isn’t the best, please apply anyway. The Study Abroad Selection Committee takes the whole person into consideration when making decisions.

When

Students may study abroad during their junior year. Fall study abroad is encouraged, with greater chances of placement in your top choice programs. Pre-nursing majors may study abroad during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students who meet certain criteria may appeal to study abroad during the fall semester of their senior year. 

Students may elect to study abroad for a full year, provided their study abroad program is the same for two consecutive semesters. 

Interested in studying abroad during the summer? Check out our Travel Learning programs hosted through Regis College. Travel Learning is not associated with the Office of Global Education. 

Where 

Study Abroad locations vary based on type of program and area of study. Regis offers programs in 35+ countries, some with multiple program locations. A list of countries with at least one type of program available is below. To see if your program and area of study is offered in a specific country, visit the Study Abroad program page. Program availability is subject to change and placement is limited.

How

Early September: Sign up for a mandatory info session by emailing oge@regis.edu. Info sessions are held in the fall semester of each academic year for students interested in studying abroad the following year (for example, info sessions in Fall 2020 are for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 programs).

October: Start your study abroad application! Select a program and and click "Apply Now". If you change your mind about which program you'd like to participate in, you can change it at any time. The deadline to open and start an application is November 1. 

November 15: Deadline to request Course Planning Worksheet and recommendation from faculty members. 

December 2: Deadline to submit your study abroad application (by midnight MST).  

 

Important Dates 

Oct. 1, 2019:
Meet with your advisor to discuss study abroad plans* 

Nov. 1, 2019:
Deadline to open an application*

Nov. 15, 2019:
Deadline for recommendations and Course Planning Worksheet advisor signature* 

Dec. 2, 2019: 
Applications for Fall '20 & Spring '21 Study Abroad due by midnight
(Pre-nursing students: Letter of Intent form due Dec. 2, 2019)

Mid-Dec., 2019:
If you plan to study abroad in Fall 2020, register for RCC 440A for the Spring of 2020

April 1, 2020:
Late Applications for Spring 2021 due by midnight 

April 1, 2020:
Regular application deadline for pre-nursing majors

*suggested deadlines

Questions?

Office of Global Education

oge@regis.edu | 303.964.5226
Clarke Hall 143

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Study abroad may be more affordable than you think! Some study abroad programs cost about the same as staying at Regis for a semester.

Each study abroad program offered through Regis falls within one of four categories: Featured, Affiliate, Approved, or External. Cost breakdowns for each category are listed. If finances are a concern, you can search and view available programs based on category through the travel application website. 


Program Category: Billed through Regis: Received Abroad:
Featured Regis tuition
$300 study abroad fee
Host institution tuition
Housing
In most cases, meals

Affiliate Regis tuition
Regis housing
$300 study abroad fee
Host institution tuition
Housing
In most cases, meals

Approved Regis tuition
Regis housing
Regis meal plan
$300 study abroad fee

Host institution tuition
Housing
In most cases, meals
External Regis tuition
Regis housing
$3,000 program fee
$300 study abroad fee
Host institution tuition
Housing
In most cases, meals

 

What does the cost include?
  • Institutional costs
  • Tuition abroad
  • Housing abroad
Select programs also include insurance, in-country support, and additional features such as a meal plan. Some programs require students to choose the homestay option in order for meals to be included in the total program cost.

What is not included in the cost? 

  • Any optional program features not included in the base program fee (e.g. optional internships, service-learning opportunities, intensive pre-program language training, excursions not included in the regular programming, etc.)
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Airfare to the program destination
  • Transportation abroad
  • Books
  • Meals not included in the program
  • Health insurance to cover students while overseas
  • Travel insurance
  • Housing or security deposits abroad (not all “deposits” are returned at the end of the semester; please check with each program)
  • Utilities abroad

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid (federal and state) apply to Regis students’ semester(s) abroad, with the exception of scholarships that require students to remain on campus. For questions about your financial aid package, please contact Financial Aid. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! In order to graduate on time, it's important that you select a program that offers the necessary courses for you to continue your studies. 

The first step is to talk to your academic advisor to determine the best time for you to go abroad, as well as the courses you'll need to take during your study abroad program to maintain progress toward graduation. Then schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor to find programs that will work for you. 

Every student who participates in the Regis University study abroad program must enroll in and complete RCC440A the semester prior to their semester abroad; RCC 440B during the semester abroad; and 440C upon the semester of their return to Regis - regardless of the college or program in which the student is enrolled, and regardless of whether or not a student has already fulfilled the RCC430 Search for Meaning core requirement.

The sequence of RCC440A, B, and C will fulfill the RCC430 Search for Meaning requirement or an Upper Division Elective (pre-nursing majors).

Students for whom enrolling in 440A, B, or C will result in a course overload may contact the Office of Global Education to discuss their options to avoid this.

Whether you will need to apply for a student visa will depend upon the duration of your program and your destination country’s immigration requirements. The process can be confusing because visa regulations vary greatly by country and requirements frequently change. You should ask your program provider or your host institution’s International Office staff about the visa requirements for your program. You are responsible for meeting all of the deadlines and requirements for obtaining your student visa (if applicable). Here is a general overview of the student visa application process. 

Visit the CDC’s travel guide to see what vaccines, immunizations or other measures you can take to prepare for a safe and healthy experience abroad.

You are required to provide proof that you have both travel insurance, which covers things such as lost baggage, cancelled flights, and some emergency or accidental medical needs, as well as international medical coverage, which covers illnesses and medical issues that do not fall in the category of an accident or an emergency. All study abroad students are responsible for obtaining adequate travel and medical insurance coverage while abroad. Some program providers offer travel insurance for the duration of the program. Students who wish to travel before, during or after the program should purchase additional insurance to cover non-program related travel.