** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
USG GOES GLOBAL IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2024!
ABOUT USG GOES GLOBAL PROGRAMS
Take your education farther and discover the world through a USG Goes Global study abroad program! Join a diverse community of students and faculty from other institutions as you explore popular destinations and earn academic credit toward your degree. Courses are taught by USG faculty and blend classroom, virtual, and experiential learning for a one-of-a-kind educational experience in another country.
Whether you’re seeking a shorter (2 weeks) or longer (4+ weeks) time abroad, you just started your degree or you’re approaching graduation, you’ve traveled a lot or never been on an airplane… USG Goes Global offers something for everyone!
For Summer 2024, USG Goes Global is planning programs to the destinations listed below.
Please visit here to explore program options and for more information!
*Read this application process and other sections of this brochure thoroughly and reach out to the Office of Internationalization (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions about the GGC application.*
Friday, March 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM is the deadline to sign up for all Summer 2024 programs.
There are TWO applications you will need to complete, one for GGC and one for your independent program provider.
This GGC application process will work in phases; some “materials,” questionnaires, learning content modules, and other requirements might show up as you move along the application (as your status is moved from “pending” to “accepted” to “committed”). Therefore, do not think once you have completed the initial requirements that you are fully accepted and good to go. Once your application status has been moved to “committed” then you will know that you can move to complete the SECOND application (the independent program provider’s application on their separate website).
USG GOES GLOBAL APPLICATION*
Your second application will require you to have a nomination/recommendation from our office. Please add Moriah King (email@example.com) for these requests. It is a good idea, once you believe you are done to reach out to Moriah to confirm that ALL requirements have been completed. Moriah is your primary point of contact, so feel free to reach out for help. If she cannot help you directly, she can get you in contact with whoever can.
Click here to find USG Goes Global summer programs and to submit your application. Information such as course options, travel dates, costs, accommodations, itineraries, important deadlines, and more can be found on each program page.
*Program acceptance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. USG Goes Global does not reserve spaces for programs or specific courses. Students that apply after a program is full will be placed on that program’s waitlist. Waitlist priority is determined by the timestamp of each applicant’s non-refundable application deposit payment; however, an applicant cannot be moved from the waitlist to the program until they have also received home institution approval & completed the online application. The USG Goes Global Program Manager will communicate waitlist positions and updates with students as they occur.
As a part of the application process, students should see a Course Approval Formand Transient Form in their "requirements" section after beginning this application.
Instructions are listed, forms are hyperlinked, and reach out to Moriah King (firstname.lastname@example.org) to understand more about how to fill out these forms and who you will need to work with to complete them. Make sure to include backup courses in these forms, as your preferred options might be canceled, fill up, or otherwise become unavailable.
Academic advisors cannot advise on course equivalencies. This will be handled with the Study Abroad Point of Contact and Dean approvers, which Moriah can help you determine. The student is responsible for determining which courses they would like to take abroad and how they would like to be transferred into their degree program. Students must work with an academic advisor to understand how GGC courses will fit into their degree program, but again, they cannot advise on course equivalencies themselves.
Prior to departure, confirm with the registrar that you are registered correctly prior to departure.
This step is critical for receiving academic credit towards your degree, in addition to receiving financial aid for the term, if applicable. Make sure that you have registered for courses that have been pre-approved in your Course Approval Form/Transient Form! If you are unable to register for your preferred courses, make sure to send us updated forms.
After program completion, grades do not automatically transfer back.
It is the student's responsibility to have a transcript sent back to GGC in a timely manner for review to have courses reviewed and entered into their degree program thereafter. Please be aware of different grading scales abroad and how those might transfer to GGC. Please also be aware of different academic calendars and how those most likely will not align exactly with GGC's term dates.
COST & FINANCIAL AID
PROGRAM COST: Information such as course options, travel dates, costs, accommodations, itineraries, important deadlines, and more can be found on each program page. Click here to find USG Goes Global summer programs.
Activities & excursions
International medical insurance
Meals* *in select programs
What's not included?
Tuition and fees
Passport and visa fees
FINANCIAL AID: Your GGC financial aid can pay towards tuition if you study abroad through the GGC Office of Internationalization, meaning if you fill out this GGC app and are fully accepted/committed. Although you will not be taking courses at GGC, you will at that point still be considered a matriculated student with our office's nomination/recommendation on the independent program provider's application. However, if you choose to study abroad independently and do not fill out this GGC application/are not recommended by our office, you will not be eligible for financial aid. You will need to speak with the financial aid office to confirm the exact amount that your financial aid can cover for tuition, how you usually would for a local semester at GGC.
Bear in mind that your financial aid cannot pay for program costs such as airfare, food, housing, etc. You will make payments directly to your program provider.