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Frequently Asked Questions

On this page, you will find answers to some of the most popular questions asked by students. Please be sure you are reading the answers for the correct campus hosting the program you plan to attend. For example, if the Daytona Beach Campus is hosting the program, please check the Daytona Beach section for their questions and answers. If you plan to attend a Worldwide hosted program though, be sure to read their responses to the questions. Please Note: All ERAU Students, regardless of Home Campus, may attend any Study Abroad Experience!

Daytona Beach & Prescott
What deadlines do I need to know?
There are 3 groupings of Study Abroad Programs, the deadlines for each type of program within each grouping can be found below:

  • Exchange Programs
    • Outgoing ERAU Students
      • Bi-Lateral
        • Fall Term/Academic Year: last Friday in March
        • Spring Term: last Friday in October
      • GE3: Deadlines for a Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3) are earlier than for a Bi-Lateral Exchange.
        • Fall Term/Academic Year: March 1st
        • Spring Term: October 1st
      • DAAD: Please contact our Exchange Coordinator for the deadlines.
    • Incoming Partner Students and Visiting/Fee Paying Students
      • Fall Semester/Academic Year: last Friday in March
      • Spring Semester: last Friday in October
  • Faculty-Led Summer Programs: The deadline to Apply AND Withdraw are the same day. Additionally, not all programs have the same deadline, so it is important that you check each program’s individual brochure to confirm the deadline. The below dates are the typical deadlines, but again: check each Program Brochure to confirm the deadline.
    • Summer A: last Monday in February
    • Summer B: first Monday in March
  • Misc Programs: Please check the individual program's brochure for the deadline.


Will the GI Bill cover my Study Abroad experience?
The GI Bill will cover any Tuition for the class(es) you take abroad, but it will not cover the Program Cost or Travel.

Does ERAU offer any internal scholarships for Study Abroad?
Yes, ERAU Worldwide offers scholarships students to participate in a Study Abroad Program. The Financing Your Time Abroad page will have the most up to date scholarship information, so be sure to check back there for new scholarship opportunities. If you have any further questions, contact the Office of Global Engagement at goglobal@erau.edu for more details on applying.

How does Study Abroad affect my GPA?
Study Abroad does not have any impact on GPA. Students are only issued a Pass or Not Pass grade for participating in a Summer Study Abroad program. Please double check the grading policy on the program brochure for the program you wish to attend.

Will there be opportunities for exploring outside of class time?
Field trips are included in all programs. Students will have some free time though, and many programs have a three-day weekend.

What are the requirements to participate in a Study Abroad program?
There are different types of Study Abroad opportunities available for a student to attend, and each type of program has different requirements. The requirements for each type of program are below:

  • Faculty-Led Programs
    • Although "first come, first served" will not be strictly applied, applicants who apply earlier and meet the requirements will have priority over those who apply later. Date priority is given based on the date when the application is complete, not when it is initially submitted.
    • Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher will have priority over those with under a 3.0.
    • If a student has a GPA lower than 2.5, they will be admitted at the discretion of the Office of Global Engagement (OGE), their advisor, and the program's lead professor(s).
    • All applications will be reviewed by both the OGE and the Professor(s) leading the program, and Professors have the final word on who is admitted. Furthermore, Professors may require supplemental information from applicants if they feel it necessary for application evaluation purposes. 
    • Students from other universities may participate in ERAU summer programs. However, they must apply for non-degree, temporary admission into ERAU and be considered ERAU students to do so. Application fees to ERAU will be waived as long as the student participates in an international summer program. Staff or family members of ERAU students may be considered on a case-by-case basis. If allowed to participate, program fees must be paid in advance at a date to be determined by the Office of Global Engagement.
    • Participants who do not need the credits offered by the program and who graduate before the program starts must pay the program fees and costs before the program begins at a date to be determined by the Office of Global Engagement.
    • Programs have been proposed but not all may necessarily be offered. Upon admission, you will be informed in a timely manner about the status of your particular program(s). Your acceptance into the program will be confirmed or denied as soon as possible after the application/cancellation deadline. Remember the application and cancellation deadline are the same day.
  • Exchange Programs
    • At least sophomore standing (exceptions may be made in unique circumstances)
    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative grade-point average (cGPA)
      • Please Note: Host universities may require a higher cGPA
    • Good Standing as an ERAU Student
    • Advisor Approval is required

Do I need to speak the language of the country(s) I will visit?
No, all courses are taught in English by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Faculty.

What is the Cancellation Policy?
The Cancellation Policy is slightly different d
epending on the type of Study Abroad Program you are attending. Please see below for the differences:

  • Faculty-Led Programs: If you must cancel your participation in one of the Summer Programs, please submit a Summer Program Cancellation Form. Be aware that if you cancel after the refund deadline (check the individual programs for refund deadline), you will be held responsible and charged a Cancellation Fee of at least $1,500 (possibly more), depending on the costs already incurred on your behalf. ***NOTE: If extenuating circumstances require the cancellation of a Study Abroad Program, ERAU will refund all Tuition Costs to the student, but we will not be responsible for the Program Fee Costs that are non-recoverable or personal expenses such as airline tickets that have been purchased in advance by students.***
The Cancellation and Application Deadlines are the SAME DAY.
 
  • Exchange Program: If you decide to cancel your participation in a program after you have been accepted, immediately notify the Office of Global Engagement. In the event of a Cancellation, please note that the application fee is non-refundable under any circumstance. Additionally, it is your responsibility to contact the Host University you applied to attend to let them know you will no longer be going unless you have yet to be accepted by them (where applicable). ***NOTE: If extenuating circumstances require the cancellation of a Study Abroad Program, ERAU will refund all Tuition Costs to the student, but we will not be responsible for any non-recoverable or personal expenses such as VISAs or airline tickets that have been purchased in advance by students.***


Where can I view pictures of past students studying abroad?
Please visit our social media platforms. We like to feature our students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and our handles for each website are below:

  • Facebook: @eaglesabroaderau or search 'Eagles Abroad' to find the page!
  • Instagram: @eraueaglesabroad
  • Twitter: @ERAUAbroad




Worldwide
What deadlines do I need to know?

  • Application: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
  • Application Fee: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
  • Program Deposit: 1 week after notice of acceptance into the program
  • Program Cost: remaining balance is due no later than 10 weeks before departure
How long is each program?
Programs run various lengths of time, depending on the program. Typically, Summer Study Abroad Programs last between 2-5 weeks.

Will the GI Bill cover my Study Abroad experience?
The GI Bill will cover any Tuition for the class(es) you take abroad, but it will not cover the Program Cost or Travel.

Does ERAU offer any internal scholarships for Study Abroad?
Yes, ERAU Worldwide offers a scholarship for Worldwide Students to participate in a Summer Study Abroad. The Financing Your Time Abroad page will have the most up to date scholarship information, so be sure to check back there for new scholarship opportunities. If you have any further questions, contact Abby Goodin, Worldwide's Assistant Director of Student Experience, at goodina@erau.edu for more details on applying.

How does Study Abroad affect my GPA?
Study Abroad does not have any impact on GPA. Students are only issued a Pass or Not Pass grade for participating in a Summer Study Abroad program.

Will there be opportunities for exploring outside of class time?
Field trips are included in all programs. Students will have some free time though, and many programs have a three-day weekend.

What are the requirements to participate in a Study Abroad program?
Students must have sophomore standing with at minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of a 2.5. All students must also have a valid passport and/or Visa. If you do not meet these requirements, please contact Abby Goodin, Worldwide's Assistant Director of Student Experience, for guidance/options.

Do I need to speak the language of the country(s) I will visit?
No, all courses are taught in English by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Faculty.

As a Worldwide student, can I only participate in Worldwide programs?
No, Worldwide students can participate in any Faculty-Led Program offered through the Daytona Beach, Prescott, or Worldwide Campuses.

What is the Cancellation Policy?
You may cancel for any reason but not all money paid towards the Program Cost may be refunded. Students electing to cancel their program must email wwdos@erau.edu with the subject line of "Study Abroad Cancellation" along with a detailed explanation why you are withdrawing from the program. Additionally, you agree to the following cancellation and refund policy:
  • 10 Weeks Before Departure: 100% refund
  • 8-9 Weeks Before Departure: 50% refund
  • 6-7 Weeks Before Departure: 25% refund
  • Less than 5 Weeks Before Departure: 0% refund