Summer Education Abroad Policy


  1. All Summer study abroad programs must be pre-approved by the International Office at BSU. Each student must meet with the Education Abroad Coordinator to determine if the program meets BSU’s study abroad criteria. Acceptance from a study abroad provider will not automatically gain approval to receive academic credit.
  2. A student with a conduct sanction or who has one placed on them after being accepted to study abroad must submit a Request for Waiver of Conduct Clearance form. If the sanction is applied to the semester in which the student intends to study abroad, the student will be ineligible to study abroad. All conduct waivers must be approved by the Director of International Education.
  3. Credits and grades for approved courses taken abroad become part of the students’ academic transcript. Grades are the exclusive prerogative of the faculty members teaching the courses. If students have questions about grading in any particular course, they must consult the faculty member teaching that course. If a student wishes to dispute a grade must first contact the study abroad program, upon written notice of failure to alter grade the student should follow BSU Grade Appeal Policy.
  4. Students who receive financial assistance at BSU may apply federal financial aid. Other types of aid use are determined by the type of program the student attends. Work study cannot be applied.
  5. Students must reside at approved study abroad program residence facilities (ie...dorm, apartment or approved homestays).
  6. Withdrawal from a program initiated by the student, BSU or the Study Abroad Provider, will result in loss of fees and tuition in accordance with BSU’s refund and program provider policy.
  7. Each student must attend the Study Abroad Safety and Security session prior to the semester they go abroad. Students who fail to attend the information session or leave the information session prior to its conclusion will not be permitted to receive credit from BSU.
  8. A study abroad program fee will be added to the student’s semester bill once their study abroad program has been approved by the Office of International Education & Services.