Academic Information for Study Abroad PlanningStudy Abroad and Your POE / Graduation Requirements
International Course Database
Study a Foreign Language
Complete the online application
Registration for Study Abroad at Juniata
Enrollment in Courses at the Study Abroad Site
Transfer of Credits / Grades from Study Abroad
- Talk to your advisors as soon as possible.
- Consider which courses you are required to take at Juniata College both before and after you study abroad.
- Junior year is the most popular and convenient year to study abroad.
- Visit the POE Study Abroad Guidelines webpage to learn about how to manage your POE requirements with your study abroad program.
- Visit the International Course Database webpage to find courses that have been approved already at Juniata.
- Aim to successfully complete while abroad:
- 1 or 2 courses required to fulfill your POE and
- 1 or 2 FISHN/electives courses.
- Note that one upper-level "I" requirement is waived for a semester abroad, while both upper-level "I" requirements are waived for a full year abroad.
- IC/CA requirements
- The Interdisciplinary Colloquium (IC) and Cultural Analysis requirements will be waived for students who successfully complete a world language course beyond the 210 level in the target language and a semester or more of study abroad in the target language and culture.
- For successfully completed classes between 210 and 230, support from the World Language and Culture Department will be required before the IC/CA waiver will be given.
- If 230 level is not taken before the semester abroad, classes taken in the target language at the study abroad site will be taken into consideration.
- Submit the CA designation for International Courses form to the Provost if you plan to take a course for CA credit that has not been pre-approved.
- 13 of the 35 Study Abroad programs are Foreign language programs
- 22 of the 35 Study Abroad programs are English language programs, but are LIMITED ENROLLMENT (LE), which means only a few students are accepted per semester.
- Studying abroad in a language offers you more study abroad options.
- A minimum GPA of 2.7 and good academic, social, and financial standing is required to go abroad
- DECEMBER 1st for the coming academic year (Fall, Spring, Full Year)
- FEBRUARY 15th for Summer programs (essay not required)
- You must have an official POE on file with the Registrar's Office prior to leaving.
- You must know your program's specific registration code in order to complete registration on WebAdvisor.
- You will enter BCA-300 or EXC-300 during WebAdvisor registration depending on the nature of your Study Abroad program.
- Codes for some programs can be found on the Study Abroad Programs webpage. If you plan to be abroad for a full academic year, you must enter the appropriate code for both semesters during your WebAdvisor registration
- You must carry a full credit load while abroad.
- Look at the current course catalog provided by your abroad college or university (often found on their webpage).
- Contact the CIE to find out credit and grading equivalencies. It is very important to know how many credits are counted at Juniata for the courses you are enrolled in while abroad.
- Plan accordingly after considering credit equivalents so as not to fall below full-time status (less than 12 Juniata credits) or register more than 18 Juniata credits.
- Internships abroad that are not associated with a specific class and which are to be notated as a credit internship at Juniata are permitted only through enrollment in the EPA Internships in Europe program. Students are required to work through Juniata Career Services office for credit internships and non-credit, transcript notation internships. Complete information can be found here: http://www.juniata.edu/services/career/students/internship.html. Discuss your plans with your academic advisors. Identify a faculty sponsor for your internship. This is usually your academic advisor, the internship coordinator for your POE department, or a faculty member with expertise in the area of your internship. Read more about the process for approval and registration for Credit Internships through EPA Internship in Europe program.
- The host institution will send a final transcript to the CIE. The CIE will evaluate credits and grades to accredit them in the Juniata system. The CIE will send an international credit transfer form to the Registrar for credit to your transcript.
- There can be a delay with transcripts being sent from the school abroad. Students must check with the CIE to inquire about the progress of the transcript receipt from abroad and the transmittal process at Juniata.
- Save all syllabi and coursework from courses you took abroad. The Dean of the CIE will work with the relevant department chair to create a transmittal form if that course is not already in the International Course Database.
- Students must follow all academic policies set forth by Juniata while abroad. The minimum number of credits a student should take abroad is 12 per semester and the maximum is 18 per semester. Anything above 18 credits per semester is considered an overload. If a student plans on bringing back more than 18 credits from study abroad, they must petition the Student Academic Development Committee using the form located here - Petition for the Student Academic Development Committee.
- On their applications to non-Juniata programs, students must choose the "US School of Record" option for their transcripts.
- Fifteen credits is the maximum number that can be transferred in from a Non-Juniata Program with only 8 allowed for the POE and only credits with a C- or above are accepted for transfer.
- No institutional financial aid will apply during the Leave of Absence period. (The institutional aid may be reinstituted when the student re-enrolls at Juniata.
- Senior year spring term is not recommended and must be petitioned to Student Academic Development (SAD).
- Students are responsible for submitting the Non-Juniata Study Leave of Absence form to the CIE and the Registrar's office before departure, and for obtaining their transcripts from the program. The Study Abroad Leave of Absence form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office no later than NOVEMBER 1 for spring and APRIL 1 for fall.
Students who wish to study abroad on a non-affiliated program must complete and submit a Leave of Absence notification to the Dean of Students. The student is responsible for getting pre-approval for courses taken abroad in a non-affiliated program. The Study Abroad Leave of Absence Form provides for this process.