Congratulations on being selected for a Global Experience Program! Before departing for any study abroad program, there are important travel details that you need to review and prepare for. Although many of these topics will be discussed in advising and pre-departure meetings, it is your responsibility to be aware of what is suggested and required of you during your program.
Now that you have been accepted there are important documents that we need from you. Please complete the Follow Up Packet and return it to the Office of Study Abroad in Slane 324 or via e-mail, email@example.com no later than December 1.
Global Experience courses are not subject to transfer of credit as you will be enrolled in the course at High Point University. The grade you earn in the course will be reflected on your transcript, just like every other class you take at HPU. If transfer of credit applies to your program you will be notified by your faculty leaders and provided with a transfer credit form.
There are two mandatory pre-departure meetings, one in January, the second will be during your class for Spring courses or on a Saturday for May only courses. Specific dates will be sent to you via e-mail. Attendance at both meetings is required for you to be able to participate in the travel portion of your course.
Flights for your program will be booked by the Office of Study Abroad. Flight schedules and deviation request (where available) information will be provided to you at the first pre-departure meeting. Flights are subject to change until ticketing, and we recommend waiting to purchase domestic connecting flights until your group flight has been ticketed.
Please see our page on Preparing for Health and Safety Abroad for more information on the above topics.
If your program departs prior to the Tuesday following graduation you may stay in your current housing until departure. The morning of departure you will need to follow all check-out procedures including removing all belongings out of your room and turning in your key. If your program departs after the Tuesday following graduation you will be notified by the Office of Study Abroad about when to move into temporary housing. The morning of departure you will need to follow all check-out procedures including removing all belongings out of your room and turning in your key. With questions regarding check-out procedures, please contact Residence Life at (336) 841-9231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final program pricing will be announced at the first pre-departure meeting and you will see this on your student account under Online Summer Billing. Your program cost must be paid in full by Monday April 20, 2015. Presidential scholarships will be automatically applied to your student account prior to this date.
In April you will be sent a survey by the Office of Study Abroad regarding your travel plans. On this survey you will be asked if you would like a complimentary one-night’s stay in a hotel near the airport to which you return, or near High Point University’s campus. The hotel will have your name for check-in and will have a University credit card on file for payment. Any room-service or additional purchases charged to the room are the student’s responsibility.