While participating in one of Monmouth University’s semester or summer study abroad programs:
- You will be living and learning with other Monmouth University students as well as with college students from other American schools and from other countries.
- All courses taken abroad will be pre-approved before you leave.
- All earned grades from the foreign institution will be posted to your Monmouth University transcript, but will not be calculated in the Monmouth University cumulative GPA.
- The tuition and fees are the same as those for on-campus students. Room prices are similar to on-campus as well. Some programs charge a board fee and others provide students with kitchens to prepare their own meals. Monmouth charges a $250 study abroad fee for the semester programs and $125 fee for the summer programs. All financial aid, including your Monmouth academic grant or scholarship, can be applied toward the costs of a semester abroad when you participate in a Monmouth-sponsored program in England or Australia or Italy (fall). The only exception is athletic scholarships and tuition remission. The ability to apply financial aid makes study abroad affordable. For most students, the cost of study abroad – with the exception of airfare and personal expenses – can be the same as a semester on campus. You can often borrow additional funds to assist with the purchase of plane tickets and living expenses.
- We offer a comprehensive Student/Parent Pre-departure Orientation, Bon Voyage Party, and several meetings with former study abroad students to answer your questions and concerns.
- We will welcome you back with a reunion luncheon.
- We offer you many “extras,” such as airport pick-ups, welcome/farewell dinners, weekend and/or day-trips and study abroad health insurance (depending on the program), and much more.
- Monmouth does not forget you while you are away. The Study Abroad Office will communicate with you and keep you updated with on-campus happenings. This office is also available to help you or your family with any questions or concerns that may arise at any time during the semester.
- Monmouth makes a very strong effort to provide students with on-campus housing upon their return from study abroad.
Fall Study Abroad Students must notify the Office of Residential Life by December 1 of their need for housing for the spring semester. Residential Life will process all requests over the winter break and place these students in any available University owned or University sponsored housing. Historically, all students abroad during fall who request housing for the following spring are accommodated.Spring Study Abroad Students must participate in the housing lottery. The Office of Residential Life will act as a proxy for those students while they are abroad during the spring semester, allowing them to participate in the lottery process. Complete details about the lottery process may be viewed online.
- The Study Abroad Office is your conduit to the Monmouth University campus while you are abroad. We maintain strong links with our overseas partners to ensure your safety, welfare, and quality education.