Any student with good standing at Roberts Wesleyan
College. Most programs require a 2.75/4.0. The Oxford Scholar's
Semester requires a 3.5/4.0.
Where should I go?
Anywhere you want! RWC offers our own program in Avila,
Spain and we offer partner programs in Australia, China,
Middle East, Uganda, Costa Rica, England and many more. In
addition, Roberts offers partner programs in the United States -
Los Angeles, Nashville, and Washington D.C. You
can also study abroad in other locations through program providers
not associated with Roberts Wesleyan College. Contact the Global
Education Coordinator for more information.
When should I
First or second semester junior year is recommended, but
students have studied abroad in their sophomore and senior years,
as well. For students planning to study in Avila, Spain it is
recommended to go the spring of their sophomore year.
how long should I go?
RWC programs include short term study
(On Location Course) that last from one to three weeks and
semester-long study abroad which could be for four months
(semester) or 9 months (academic year).
Can I study abroad
for more than one semester?
You will need to clear this with
your advisor and the Assistant Registrar to ensure you meet Roberts
How much does it cost?
partner programs are very similar to what it costs for a semester
at RWC. However, in certain circumstances a semester abroad will
cost more or less than tuition, room and board depending the study
abroad program. Limited Off Campus Enrichment Scholarships are
How will I be billed?
Avila, Spain program and Roberts Partner Programs (CCCU, and Houghton), you will be billed through your Roberts' student
account. You will receive a RWC bill as you usually do, however, it
will read Study Abroad program [Name of the program], listing RWC
tuition for a semester and the cost of the room and board as billed
by the program. If you study with an independent program provider,
you will be billed directly by that provider.
Can I use my
federal and state financial aid?
Because these programs have
all been approved as off-campus enrichment opportunities for
Roberts Wesleyan College students, Federally and State funded
financial aid does apply. Students who anticipate being gone for
the semester are expected to have all financial aid forms processed
before they leave. The college will certify that each participant
is registered full-time for financial aid purposes so that grants
and loans will apply.
Can I keep my Roberts Financial Aid?
Yes and no. If you study on the Roberts Program in Avila,
Spain, you will receive a special Roberts scholarship in lieu of
your Roberts financial aid. If you study on a Roberts Partner
Program (CCCU or Houghton) you will be eligible for an
Off Campus Enrichment Scholarship. If you study on an independent
program, you will not be eligible for your Roberts financial aid
during the semester you are studying abroad.
Do I need
Students in any of these programs are
expected to have sufficient insurance coverage. If the program does
not provide such coverage, Roberts Wesleyan College students will
be charged for and included in the basic medical coverage plan
offered by the college. They will not, however, be charged the
medical and counseling fee during the semester they are gone from
Do I get credit?
Most programs are
accredited and the course work will transfer in. However, you want
to be sure that the transfer credit applies to the courses you need
to graduate. You should talk with your faculty advisor and the
Assistant Registrar if you have questions.
Will I graduate
on time if I study off campus for a semester?
It depends on
your major. The Global Education Coordinator can give you guidance
in this area.
What happens to my status at RWC while I
study off campus?
If you study abroad with RWC program in
Avila, Spain or Roberts Partner Programs (CCCU and Houghton), you will maintain your registration as a RWC student.
If you go with an independent program provider, you will need to
fill out an Off Campus Study form with Student Services at the time
of registration in order to notify the College that you will be
studying off campus.