Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing to study abroad will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding experiences of your academic career. The process may be at times confusing or frustrating, but we are here to help you!
Study Abroad FAQ
There are many ways to study abroad. Embry-Riddle Prescott offers a variety of study abroad models.
Faculty-led Study Abroad (FLSA): Typically, these are programs offered for 2 to 6 weeks in the summer. Prescott students are welcome to go on Daytona Beach or Worldwide FLSA programs. Occasionally a Prescott faculty member will offer a spring or fall semester long on campus course with required travel over winter or summer break.
Exchange Programs: ERAU Prescott has exchange agreements with certain universities abroad. Students are welcome to research these destinations for a semester or year.
Provider Programs: Multiple organizations exist to provide study abroad opportunities for the summer, semester, or academic year
Direct Enroll: Students can directly enroll at many international universities for a semester or year.
Study abroad programs are available during the semester, academic year, summer, winter break and spring break. Programs are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. There is a policy that requires students to do their last 30 hours on campus. However, students have been able to get a waiver of this policy. The best thing to do is to go over your plan of study with your academic or faculty advisor to figure out the best time for you to study abroad.
Studying abroad does not have to hinder your ability to graduate on time. Work with your academic advisors, Study Abroad & Global Engagement (SAGE), and the Records Office to make sure the classes you want to take will transfer back and count towards graduation. There are students who choose to study abroad more for the experience than the credits. This can push graduation off, but this is a choice made by the student.
Individual program costs vary, but studying abroad does not have to be prohibitively expensive. The cost is dependent on so many variables!
ERAU FLSA programs: Students are advised to budget between $10,000 and $13,000. This should cover all costs including tuition, international travel, program fee, and meals not included in the program fee. Tuition for faculty led programs is charged at 50% of regular semester tuition. The program fee includes all lodging, in country travel, some meals, entrance fees for required field trips, international health insurance, a 15% administration fee, all faculty costs. The program fee is dependent on the length, destination, number of students and faculty on the program. Students are typically responsible for their own airfare and travel to the program destination. Some programs require the students travel as a group and the cost of airfare is included in the fees.
Exchange Programs: Students pay ERAU tuition. Other costs include airfare, student visas, room and board in country. Because you are paying ERAU tuition, you can use federal and institutional aid to cover this cost.
Provider Programs: Students pay the provider directly for their programs.
Most study abroad programs do have GPA requirements. The GPA requirement will vary depending on the program however many programs require a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
No. Most programs are offered in English and incorporate a wide variety of disciplines. Visit SAGE to learn more about the wide variety of study abroad programs.
The visa requirements for countries differ and depends on what passport you will be travelling on, and for how long you will be abroad. If a student requires a visa for their study abroad program, SAGE and or the provider will help you with the process.
Yes, you can chose to travel before or after the program. Students can normally travel during their program, as well. However, each program will have specific details. If you have questions about traveling during the program, speak with the program coordinator.