Brevard College recognizes the substantial benefits which students can gain from study-abroad experiences. Consequently, the College periodically plans and sponsors international educational experiences for its students. The College also has a collaborative agreement with the Amistad Institute in Costa Rica for the study of practical Spanish language and culture toward completion of a Brevard College minor. In addition, with prior approval, Brevard College students may participate in international educational experiences sponsored by other institutions, and then transfer academic credits to Brevard College. Under certain conditions, study abroad experiences may be used to satisfy the foreign languages/cultures requirements (Area III.D.) of the core curriculum.

Where can I study abroad? (click to view) {expander}

Virtually anywhere! Brevard College has established consortium agreements with KEI Abroad and MSU Abroad.  Brevard College students are encouraged participate in international educational experiences sponsored by other institutions or organizations. Student must have prior approval in order to transfer any credits towards degree completion. For assistance in choosing a program that is a good fit for you, Contact Nacole Potts, OCED, 884-8249 or pottsna@brevard.edu.

When should I study abroad? (click to view) {expander}

Different programs may have different prerequisites, both for academic status and minimum GPA. Please look at individual programs for details. Typically, students study abroad during their junior or senior years, or during summer breaks. Short term faculty led trips are typically scheduled for holiday breaks or summer

Can I use my financial aid for study abroad? (click to view) {expander}

If you receive financial aid from Brevard College, our financial aid office will processes your aid for use on campus, summer school, or study abroad. They will also establish consortium agreement with any study abroad programs who are participants. The only financial aid applicable for study abroad is federal and state aid, including Pell Grants and Stafford Loans.
 
Scholarships and aid received directly from Brevard College or a particular department cannot be used for study abroad. Also, students must be participating in a semester program where they will earn 6 credit hours or more. Short-term learning trips do not qualify.
 
When you have decided on a particular program and have questions about using financial aid, take your program information to the Financial Aid office and they will assist you. Once the agreement is set up and the funds are processes, aid will be refunded directly to the student. It is then the student’s responsibility to pay the study abroad program.
 
If you have additional questions, contact the Financial Aid office, 884-8287 or finaid@brevard.edu.

What other funds are available to study abroad? (click to view) {expander}

Many programs offer their own scholarships. Check with each program individually for more information, or contact Nacole Potts in the OCED for assistance.  

How will my credits transfer from studying abroad? (click to view) {expander}

Your study abroad program will need pre-approval from your advisor and the Registrar. Accredited programs will have transcripts that will be submitted to Brevard College. Again, your advisor or the registrar will help you to determine which classes will count towards your degree program at Brevard College. Students will also need to complete a Transient Request form.

What do I need to do if I have decided on a study abroad program? (click to view) {expander}

If you need assistance choosing a program, meet with Nacole Potts in the OCED and review the resources available here on MyBC.
 
Once you have selected a program, meet with your advisor to discuss your plans to study abroad. You will need to confirm that the program offers credits that will transfer towards your degree program at Brevard College. Next, contact the Registrar and Financial Aid offices. Provide detailed information and contacts for the program which you are interested.
 
If you are interested in participating in a Brevard College faculty led trip, contact the individual faculty member in charge for more information. Make sure you meet the requirements (if any) beforehand. Some offerings may have prerequisite coursework. 

Brevard College Consortium Abroad Programs: 

KEI Abroad and Intern www.KEIabroad.org

MSU Study Abroad: http://www.mwsu.edu/academics/studyabroad/index

Students at BC have also used these programs to Study Abroad:

AIFS Study Abroad: https://www.aifsabroad.com/

CIS Abroad: www.cisabroad.com/

CAPA International www.capa.org

Other Resources: 

Study Abroad: www.studyabroad.com

Go Overseas: https://www.gooverseas.com/study-abroad

Guide to Study Abroad: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/study-abroad/

International Volunteering & Internship Opportunities: https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/volunteer-abroad-programs