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Accepting Winter applications - Mini-Terms & Full!

Online applications for the following study abroad programs are now being accepted:
   
Applications and information can be found at www.union.edu/international. All applications should be submitted online; we suggest you use Chrome or Firefox for best results. The application deadline has been extended to 5:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 30.

Refer to the April 6, 2020 email from Donna Sichak (subject line: Winter Mini-Term and Full Term Study Abroad - Info Session Dates - View NOW!!) for more information on the programs. Also see below for the information sessions (via ZOOM) given by the program leaders who will be providing more information and may also answer any questions you may have.
 
PROGRAM ZOOM SESSION DAY/TIME ZOOM Link FACILITATOR
South Africa Mini-Term April 7, 12:50 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/920125865 Prof. Teresa Meade
Bali Mini-Term April 8, 12:50 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/918230534 Prof. Miryam Moutillet
Cambodia - 21WI April 14, 12:50 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/702201722 Prof. Mark Dallas
New Zealand Mini-Term April 14, 5:00 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/616266169 Prof. Doug Klein
India Mini-Term April 15, 8:00 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/796531214 Prof. Laurie Tyler
France (Lille) - 21WI April 16, 12:50 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/635599441  Prof. Tomas Dvorak
India - 21WI April 20, 12:50 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/119032641 Prof. Jeff Witsoe
San Francisco - 21 WI April 21, 12:50 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/793761029 Prof. George Gmelch
Klemm Fellow Int'l Internship April 24, 12:50 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/852585426 International Programs
Egypt Mini-Term April 24, 1:00 pm https://union.zoom.us/j/829573493 Prof. Ashraf Ghaly
Non-Union - 21WI and/or 21SP
Contact International Programs
518-388-6002
intlprograms@union.edu
Writing Center Assistance More information to follow for assistance with writing your required essay for each study abroad application - https://union.mywconline.com/ 
 
OTHER INFORMATION
  • International Programs is still hard at work (remotely) during the spring term and are happy to assist with any questions you may have. Please note that winter mini-terms and full terms are all pending due to COVID-19 issues that unless resolved in a timely manner may still impact our programs. In these times of uncertainty be aware that we cannot guarantee that all programs will run as planned.  We will keep you informed of any and all changes as they arise.
  • Program Notification
    • Decision letters for winter break and winter term programs will be emailed on Monday, May 18
    • Non-Union letters will be emailed by the end of spring term, 2020.
  • Confirmation
    • Winter Break and Winter term programs: If accepted, you must commit on your online application by Tuesday, May 26.
  • Withdrawal Policy
    • After committing to a program, the withdrawal policy will apply if you withdraw. The policy can be found in the Academic Catalog
  • Passports/Visas
    • Passports: Students going abroad must have a passport that is valid for the duration of the program abroad. Some countries require passports to be valid for up to 6 months after the date of entry. Students are responsible for determining entry and exit requirements for the location of their study abroad program. If you do not yet have a passport, have a passport that has expired or will expire while you are abroad, we strongly urge you to apply for or renew your passport now.
    • Visas: Students accepted to study in India will need to obtain a student visa here in the US before the departure date for the program abroad. If you are accepted India, we will be providing information about the compliance process to secure a visa so that you can legally enter and remain in the host country during your studies.
  • Scholarship Information
    • Financial Aid, Scholarships and Fellowships
    • Beginning mid-August, the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program will accept applications for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs that begin on December 1, 2020 or later
      • Applications are due Tuesday, October 6, 2020, by 11:59 pm (pacific).
      • For more information about the Gilman Scholarship visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman. At Union, you may also contact Lynn Evans, Class Dean/Director of National Fellowship & Scholarships.