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Getting Started & Program Information

Study Abroad courses are 0.5 credit General Elective courses offered during the first session of the summer semester (May – June).

Most Study Abroad Courses typically include:

  • mandatory on-campus pre-departure classes, 
  • a 10-12 day trip, and 
  • a final assignment on a topic of your choice related to your study tour.

NOTE: Some or all 2022 Study Abroad courses (including trips) are subject to cancellation due to Covid-19 related travel and regulatory restrictions. The health and safety of students and instructors will be a determining factor for decisions related to any trip cancellations. The university will be monitoring the ongoing Covid-19 situation closely. Students will get a refund on their deposit in the case of cancellations.

Standard Eligibility & Course Requirements

All students at UofGH are welcome to apply for any Study Abroad course.

NOTE: Preference will be given to students who will not be graduating prior to the course.

Course Requirements (for your application to be considered complete, you must meet/submit the following requirements)

  • Academic suitability
    • Applicants must meet the admission requirements and be in good academic standing.  Instructor content is also required.
  • Completed and signed application
    • The online application will collect your personal information and also ask for a personal statement (250-300 word maximum) answering the following questions:
      1. Why are you interested in going on a study abroad trip?
      2. Why have you selected this particular course? How does this program fit with your personal goals?
      3. What do you expect to get out of this trip?
  • First deposit of $500
    • Submit on WebAdvisor (same as you pay your tuition fees)

Course Components

  • 1-2 mandatory classes (in-person or online); 1 mandatory pre-departure orientation in-person
  • International field trip (~10 days)
  • Academic portion: 60% final paper (final research project or paper) & 40% other (journal, assignment(s), participation, etc.)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

The cost of all courses will be $2,000 CDN or $2,500 plus tuition for a standard 0.5 credit summer course. See below for the cost breakdown.

What does my payment cover?

Flight, accommodations, as well as transport and entrance costs associated with required itinerary visits. Food and entertainment are not covered and must be separately funded by the student.

When do I pay?

You do not have to pay all at once. Payment will be collected in three (3) installments. The details and due dates for the three installments are as follows:

Deposits: All courses (except Denmark, Ecuador & Galapagos Island, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore (ECS-DC)) Denmark, Ecuador & Galapagos Island, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore (ECS-DC) Due Date
1st Deposit $500.00 $500.00 January 20, 2022
2nd Deposit $750.00 $1,000.00 February 25, 2022
3rd (Final) Deposit $750.00 $1,000.00 April 4, 2022
Total $2,000.00 $2,500.00  

Tuition for the course will be due in May. Deposits are generally non-refundable, except where the course is cancelled or you are not admitted into the course.

How do I pay?

You pay your study abroad deposits via WebAdvisor. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Submit online application (by January 13, 2022)

Step 2: Receive an email indicating that a deposit charge ($500 or $1000) has been applied to your WebAdvisor account

Step 3: Pay deposit amount on WebAdvisor (by January 20, 2022)

Is there funding available?

Yes, the University of Guelph-Humber has Study Abroad Travel Grants available. It is highly encouraged for all those who are interested in participating in the 2022 Study Abroad program. To find out more about the travel grant and apply, click here (about travel grant and to apply).

NOTE:

All applicants must submit a Financial Need Assessment Form to Student Financial Services by January 13, 2022.

ECS-DC students applying for the ECS-DC study abroad trip must submit the Hybrid/On-Line Study Abroad Travel Grant Application by January 13, 2022.

What are the prerequisites to get in to the course?

It is up to the instructor leading the course to decide who is admitted. To begin with, students must be in good standing. If there are more applicants than available space, the instructor will consider both the previous academic performance and year of the student. If you are not admitted, your deposit will be returned.

Will I receive academic credit?

Yes! Students who successfully complete all the required components of the Study Abroad course will be awarded a 0.5 credit.

Are the Study Abroad courses/trips restricted to certain programs?

Study Abroad courses are General Electives courses, so students from any program can apply to any one of them, with the exception of Singapore. 

Note: The Singapore Study Abroad course is restricted to EC-DC students (Early Childhood-Degree Completion) only.

Can I get a refund if I withdraw my application?

Deposits are generally non-refundable, except where the course is cancelled or you are not admitted into the course.

Note: in case you are not admitted into your first-choice destination, an alternate destination (depending on space availability) will be offered instead. If you are not admitted and/or if you chose not to opt into an alternate destination offering, your deposit will be returned.

When can I apply?

Online applications will open on January 4, 2022. 

Contact

Office of Vice-Provost, GH 403
Phone: 416 798 1331 Ext. 6376 or 6294
Email: ghstudyabroad@guelphhumber.ca