Semester Study Abroad

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Studying abroad for a semester or year is a possibility for all eligible degree-seeking Berry College students. Eligible students:

  1. have a 2.5 or higher GPA
  2. have spent at least two semesters at Berry by the time they study abroad
  3. are not on disciplinary probation

How to apply

Call us (706-233-4065), email internationalexperiences@berry.edu, or stop by 331 Krannert to schedule an advising appointment,

Log in to Berry Abroad and search for your program to begin the application. 

Important deadlines (these are also the main scholarship deadlines):

  • Fall study abroad: March 1
  • Spring study abroad: October 1

Applications submitted after these deadline dates will still be reviewed, but it is understood that late submissions will not be eligible for scholarships and may receive a shortened orientation session to accommodate the timeframe. Time necessary to obtain a visa should be considered when submitting a late application. 

Once your Berry Abroad application is complete, it will be reviewed by the Director of International Experiences. If everything looks good, your application status will be changed to Accepted. Once that happens, you receive information on mandatory pre-departure orientation, post-acceptance application steps, billing, and class registration. 

Berry College cannot guarantee that students will be accepted by the host institution, but students who are accepted by Berry are rarely denied by their programs. Students are responsible for knowing and meeting the application requirement (including GPA) for their study abroad program.

Students applying through Berry study on Berry-approved programs. Approved programs are those semester programs listed on our website. Students studying on Berry-approved programs stay registered at Berry during their time abroad and are eligible to use qualifying financial aid.

If a student finds a non-Berry-approved program they would like to participate in, they may do so in transient status. Students should be aware that transient credit is not considered "in residence" credit at Berry College, but would be similar to credit transferred in from another institution. More information can be obtained from the International Experiences Office. Another option is to petition the International Experiences Committee to have the program approved. Forms are available from the IE office and must be submitted around nine months prior to the program start date. 

Please note that Berry does not usually support travel of faculty, staff, or students to countries under a US State Department travel advisory of level 3 or level 4. 

Semester programs require students to pay Berry tuition (as you would in any other semester) and the program's room & board (instead of Berry housing), among other fees. Please contact International Experiences for a budget breakdown.

All applicants should submit the following application materials through Berry Abroad by the appropriate deadline.

  1. course substitution form
  2. waiver of liability
  3. optional power of attorney

Application approval will based on the following criteria: 

  • completed application packet
  • student's GPA
  • disciplinary record at Berry
  • any extenuating circumstances
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