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What study abroad programs does Morehouse offer?
Morehouse College offers two main models of study abroad: faculty-led and provider programs. Faculty-Led programs are the hallmark of the Morehouse College study abroad portfolio, and are offered in Winter, Spring and Summer terms.  In addition, Morehouse has relationships with five high quality providers of study abroad programs for semester and year long study abroad, as well as shorter terms such as summer.  These providers are Arcadia, CAPA, CIEE, IES Abroad, and ISEP.  Read more about the Morehouse College study abroad offerings.  For additional information on our external provider programs, please feel free to reach out to a partner representative, contact list

How much does it cost to study abroad, and can my financial aid be used for study abroad?
For students participating in short-term, faculty-led programs, each program has its own set cost, which is advertised on the brochure page of that program. Costs range widely. Generally, costs for short-term, faculty-led programs are paid by the student.

Is there a GPA requirement for study abroad?
Yes, most study abroad programs require at least a 2.5 GPA for consideration (All Morehouse students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to participate in a study abroad program).

Morehouse College Study Abroad Financial Policy
Please read the policy, here.  

Policy on Institutional Scholarships

Institutional scholarships are not applied to direct study abroad programs. We strongly encourage students to apply for external scholarships to fund direct study abroad programs. (This policy does not apply to ISEP Exchange Programs). 

Students can participate in semester or year-long study abroad programs with a Morehouse College External Provider (Arcadia, CAPA, CIEE, IES Abroad, and ISEP).  Important: Students interested in applying to a semester abroad program should be aware of the application process, please see a summary of the process, here.

For Students Studying Abroad with External Providers during the Summer term (Arcadia, CAPA, CIEE, IES Abroad, ISEP)
Morehouse College students will be required to pay our preferred providers directly for all summer experiences. We have featured programs from our preferred providers listed on this site which we have vetted for quality, safety, and cost.  Students will not enroll at Morehouse nor will Morehouse College manage costs or payments for programs offered in the summer.

How do I apply for study abroad?
Begin by researching which program(s) you are interested in.  Once you have chosen a program, click the 'Apply Now' button on that program's brochure page. The application is online. Read more about the application process

What is the application like?
All Morehouse students must complete the online Morehouse study abroad application through this website. This is comprised of a basic questionnaire, signatures of some waivers, completion of the health form, and marking important content as having been read. Students applying for provider programs will also be prompted to simultaneously begin an online application directly with the provider. In addition to the common application elements, some programs may have additional components. These may include a motivational statement or essay, supplemental questions specific to that program, and more. However, no matter which program you apply for, the Morehouse online application will prompt you and remind you every step of the way for everything you need to submit.

What are the deadlines for applications?
Applications for Winter and Spring programs are most commonly due on October 1st. Applications for Spring Break are most commonly due November 15th.  Applications for Summer are most commonly due February 15th.  Applicatons for Fall and Academic Year are most commonly due March 29. However, there can be exceptions so please check the specific program you are interested in. 

How does the credit I earn while studying abroad count towards my Morehouse degree?
For credit-bearing study abroad programs, students will complete a Course Approval Form as part of the application process. This will involve seeking approval from the appropriate Morehouse faculty and staff, as prompted on the form, and turning the form in to the Registrar's Office. This form is provided through the Morehouse online application platform for easy access.  Only students who complete the Course Approval form and submit it to the Registrar's Office will be able to earn credit for a study abroad experience. Not all study abroad programs are credit bearing, and therefore not all programs require completion of this form. 

Is traveling abroad safe?
While safety can never be guaranteed, either while studying at Morehouse, or on a Morehouse College approved study abroad program, Morehouse College is committed to doing everything reasonably possible to ensure a healthy and safe experience for the participants in the study abroad programs it sponsors. Students also have individual responsibility to ensure their own health and safety by making informed and responsible choices while abroad.  Students are expected to provide Morehouse College with accurate physical and mental health information in a timely manner to allow faculty and staff to appropriately support students, as they can.  Students are also expected to behave in a manner consistent with Morehouse College guidelines.

Will I have insurance while I'm abroad?
Yes, it is required you have international health insurance while studying abroad. Students going on faculty-led programs will have international insurance included in the program fee.  More detailed regarding this insurance coverage can be found, here. In light of Covid-19, students can also purchase trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance.  See details, here

Students going on provider programs are not required to secure insurance with the Morehouse insurance vendor, however, they will be required to enroll in and pay for the insurance offered by the provider of their program.  Students may not opt out of insurance altogether.