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Study Abroad Overview


Planning your Study Abroad Experience

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1. Top Ten Reasons to Study Abroad

· See the world and broaden your experience

· Gain a new perspective on your own country

· Explore your heritage

· Learn a language in a country where it is spoken

· Improve your professional and financial potential

· Become a full-time learner

· Gain new insights and outlooks through new relationships

· Fight stereotypes by educating others

· Dispel your own stereotypes

· Take control of your future

2. Where can you study abroad?

· Rider's Center for International Education partners with universities around the world to offer Rider students amazing study abroad experiences. Search for your program today to find your future study abroad program!

3. Consider these questions? 

· When is the best time to go abroad?

· Where do I want to study abroad?

· Which program best fits my budget?

4. How to apply? 

· Select a Study Abroad Program

· Click "Apply Now"

· Be aware of deadlines! Application deadlines will be strictly adhered to. Notification of acceptance will take place within 1 week of deadline

  • Spring enrollment deadline is August 15th
  • Fall enrollment deadline is February 1st
  • Summer enrollment deadline is March 1st

 Deadlines and program information for short-term faculty and staff travel projects can be obtained from program instructors.

5. How to fund education abroad?

· Most programs cost no more than, and sometimes less than, Rider tuition, room and board.

· Rider financial aid packages are adjusted to costs and apply to yearlong and semester programs.

· Scholarships and grants are available from numerous sources. Visit our web page and click on scholarship link.

6. Qualifications:

Students may study abroad beginning in the second semester of the freshman year. Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and satisfactory financial and disciplinary standing with the University. Some universities have a higher GPA minimum.

7. Transfer Credits:

Study abroad credits transfer as PASS/FAIL, however students must obtain a C grade or better to receive credit.