Summer Study Abroad
Students who wish to participate in a Berry College faculty-led summer program should meet with the faculty program leader for information and requirements. Students will register for these courses during spring pre-registration for summer session. A list of summer programs is available here.
Any student interested in studying abroad on a non-faculty led program should submit the following documents before meeting with the International Programs Director:
Students may apply to any summer program as a transient student and work directly with the program to pay fees, etc. Note that no financial aid, including HOPE and IP scholarships, may be applied to a summer program.
To apply Berry financial aid (such as an International Programs scholarship) and HOPE (if taking at least 6 hours), students pay Berry summer tuition. They register during spring pre-registration for the summer session of STA 305. Students will pay Berry tuition, program housing and meals, and any difference if the program's tuition exceeds Berry's. Be sure you know the cost of tuition before applying for an IP scholarship so you know whether it is more economical for you to study as a transient or a Berry student. (Studying through Berry even with the scholarship could still be more expensive than studying directly on the program as a transient student.) Students may only participate in approved programs when enrolled through Berry for summer.
Students should be aware that transient credit is not considered "in residence" and be familiar with Berry's "Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees."
Please note that summer programs are usually out of pocket, as students generally have little financial aid remaining from the previous fall and spring. Contact the financial aid office to confirm your awards. Students studying as transient should have their completed transient form in to the Registrar's office by March 15.
If studying through Berry rather than as a transient, the following documents must be submitted to International Programs by March 15:
- course substitution form with course descriptions
- waiver of liability
- unofficial transcript from Viking Web
Financial aid, including tuition remission, may be used toward only one study abroad experience. For information on how to study abroad for a semester, click here.