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  • Program Terms: Spring, William Cady Stone, Winter
  • Restrictions: Union applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5 Prerequisites: Must plan to complete in winter and/or spring term(s) of junior year
Program Description:
Non-Union programs allow students in their junior year the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs through other colleges and universities, provided that the program addresses a curricular need that cannot be met by a Union program. Typically, these programs take place in countries where Union does not have an international program.

The Liaison Committee on Study Abroad (LCOSA) approves non-Union proposals that demonstrate the student's readiness and preparation to undertake the proposed course of study and that provide details of a feasible plan of study that is well-integrated with the student's academic work at Union. Students approved by LCOSA for study in a State Department travel warning country must obtain a special legal release form from the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.

Course of Study

There are two options for non-Union study abroad programs.

The more common option takes place during Winter and/or Spring terms, with the student enrolling in Spring semester course offerings from other colleges and universities.

The second option, for students wishing to spend a full year abroad, is the William Cady Stone Fellowship. Only one student per year is allowed to participate in this program. Students applying for this fellowship should be able to explain the benefits of a full year study abroad program at an accredited institution of his or her choice over a semester/trimester program.

Pre-requisites

Must plan to complete the Non-Union Study Abroad program in the junior year at Union.

Eligibility

Applicants to Union College international programs must:
  • Have an overall cumulative average of 2.5 (2.7 for London, England full-term abroad and 3.0 for Independent Study Abroad, Japan and Ireland) at the time of application
  • Have less than five disciplinary points as verified by the Dean of Students
  • Have a clear account balance, as verified by the Financial Services Office
  • Be in good academic standing, as verified by the Dean of Studies
  • Meet the minimum language requirement (if any), as specified in the program description
  • Complete the application process, which includes an essay.
Maintenance of Eligibility after Acceptance to Program:
  • Maintain an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (2.7 for London, England full-term abroad and3.0 for Independent Study Abroad, Japan and Ireland) up to the date of departure for the program
  • Successfully complete at least two courses at Union College the term prior to the study abroad program
  • Shortly prior to departure, all participant names will be reviewed again to determine that students:
  • Have a clear account balance, as verified by the Financial Services Office
  • Have less than five disciplinary points, as verified by the Dean of Students
  • Are in good academic standing, as verified by the Dean of Studies

Credits

There are two options for non-Union study abroad programs.

The more common option takes place during Winter and/or Spring terms, with the student enrolling in Spring semester course offerings from other colleges and universities.

The second option, for students wishing to spend a full year abroad, is the William Cady Stone Fellowship. Only one student per year is allowed to participate in this program. Students applying for this fellowship should be able to explain the benefits of a full year study abroad program at an accredited institution of his or her choice over a semester/trimester program.
Pre-requisites
Must plan to complete the Non-Union Study Abroad program in the junior year at Union.

Credits

Generally semester programs give credit for four or five courses, so students who fall behind in credits as a direct result of participating in a non-Union program during Winter and Spring terms will have to complete the additional credits (to total six) through any of the following methods:
  • If the host institution for the program will allow a fifth course for an additional fee, Union will pay that fee.
  • If a student is ahead in credits, then he/she may count one or two of these credits toward graduation at no cost.The student may take one or two fourth courses without charge upon returning to Union.
  • Students may take one or two summer school courses, whether at Union or another institution. Union will pay tuition for the course, but not room and board. Courses cannot be taken at a community college unless approved by the Dean of Studies.
  • Students who meet the eligibility requirements may apply to a Union mini-term, and if accepted, the mini-term fee is waived.
Additional options to obtain the required number of credits may be discussed with the Dean of Studies. If progress toward a degree is not affected by participation in a non-Union program during Winter and Spring terms and the student does not fall behind in credits toward the degree, then the above options are not available.

Costs

Students are billed Union College’s comprehensive fee for the winter and spring terms (or a full year's comprehensive fee in the case of the William Cady Stone Fellowship academic year program) and Union College will pay the tuition, room, and board to the host institution. The total amount paid to the other institution, including course waivers or any fees for additional courses (if the host institution will allow a fifth course for an additional fee, Union College will pay that fee) shall not exceed the cost of the Union comprehensive fee. Students are responsible for paying any amount that exceeds the total Union comprehensive fee.

Calendar

  • Non-Union Winter/Spring Program applications: Due no later than close of business on Friday of the third week of Spring term in the year before the proposed program.
  • William Stone Fellowship applications: Due no later than close of business on Friday of the fifth week of Winter term in the year before the proposed program.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.