Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for study abroad?
Study abroad expenses range from $2,500-$6,000 depending upon the opportunity.  There are many ways to reduce and manage your expenses.  Quincy University students can apply for a Pierson Study Abroad Scholarship scholarship available beginning Fall 2014.  Students can also participate in fund-raising activities throughout the year specific to their program of study, and discuss options and strategies with a financial aid counselor.

What guidelines are required?
In conducting international study programs, Quincy University makes every effort to provide a quality academic experience and protect the welfare and safety of participants.  Students must maintain good academic standing and exhibit courteous and responsible behavior both in their residence and on group excursions.  Participants are expected to respect the host culture and obey local rules and laws.

What are the eligibility requirements?
All applicants will be reviewed by the International Studies Committee.  In order to qualify for study abroad, a student must...

  1. Be 18 or older
  2. Have completed at least one semester at QU with a 2.0 or higher
  3. Be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing

Medical Issues:
Students are required to have adequate health, accident, disability, and hospitalization insurance during participation in the program and at the program site.  On rare occasions, an emergency may develop which requires the administration of medical care, hospitalization, or surgery.  Therefore, in case of injury or illness, students will sign an agreement authorizing Quincy University and its authorized representative(s), to secure any necessary treatments.

Travel Issues:
Opportunities for extracurricular travel are plentiful, and the University does not wish to discourage participants from taking advantage of them.  The University, however, is not liable for student extracurricular travel during, prior to, or following the course of the international study period.
If a participant becomes detached from the group, fails to meet a departure bus or train, or becomes sick or injured during a sponsored excursion, he/she accepts all responsibility to seek out, contact, and reach the group at its next available destination.

Deposit Agreement:
At the time of enrollment, student accounts will be charged for the entire cost of the trip including a $500 non-refundable deposit.  Students must cancel prior to 90 days before the scheduled trip to receive a partial refund.  If a student cancels less than 60 days before the scheduled trip, they will not receive a refund.