Application

Apply To An Allegheny Sponsored Program
(Note: This information does not apply to summer programs or Allegheny EL Seminars.)

Apply To Study Off-Campus Independently

Apply For Scholarships

Application Deadline for Spring programs: September 20 by 5 p.m.–If the 20th falls on the weekend then the application will be due the Monday after the deadline.

Application Deadline for Fall programs: February 20 by 5 p.m.–If the 20th falls on the weekend then the application will be due the Monday after the deadline.

Important Dates for Students Applying for Spring 2015

September 20, 2014: Application deadline; deadline for submission of Allegheny study abroad scholarship applications.

Approximately September 28, 2014: approvals and denials will be sent out via email. Admissions decisions are final. As of January 2010, appeals will not be considered .

If approved to study off campus through an Allegheny Sponsored Program, students must choose to attend one orientation meeting from each of the three sections A, B, & C below. Attendance is mandatory.

Section A-In October
October 7th or 8th (choose to attend only one meeting): required pre-departure meeting (receive applications for Allegheny-sponsored programs, Allegheny participation forms, visa and passport information). Schultz East Alcove  5-7PM

Section B-in October
October 29th or 30th (choose to attend only one meeting):  required pre-departure meeting (discuss health, safety and security, and culture shock issues) Schultz East Alcove 5-7pm

Section C

Pre-registration is required for this section of the Pre-Departure Meetings. Sign up sheets for the meetings in this section will be available at the International Office in Reis Hall upon notification of acceptances.

Choose to attend one Technology Session below

Date TBA: from 12:00-12:50 in Carnegie 105 or
Date TBA: from 12:00-12:50 in Carnegie 105  or                                                                                                                 Date TBA: from 12:30-1:20 in Carnegie 105

Applying to an Allegheny Sponsored Program

The following information will help you when applying to Allegheny-sponsored program. Please note that as of February 2011, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for approval into any sponsored off campus study program.

  • Financial Aid and Costs: On Allegheny-sponsored programs, all of your financial aid (with the exception of work study and tuition exchange scholarships) will be applied to program costs. The standard cost for all programs is Allegheny tuition and a $300 off-campus study fee. Room and board (at Allegheny rates) may be charged, depending on the program arrangements.
  • Credit/courses: The courses on Allegheny-sponsored programs can be used to fulfill graduation requirements, including major or minor requirements, distribution requirements or elective credit. The program webpages list the Allegheny equivalencies to most of the courses offered. On some programs, the grade earned off-campus will count toward your Allegheny GPA, and on others, the grades will not. Check the program descriptions for more information.
  • Final approval to participate in the program. Please note that academic and disciplinary records will continue to be reviewed until students depart for the program.

There are five basic steps in applying to an Allegheny-sponsored program:

Step 1: Complete the Student Interest Form

Step 2: Get Program Information

Step 3: Get Allegheny Approval to Study Off-campus

Step 4: Successfully complete required Predeparture Meetings

Step 5: Get your passport, ticket and GO!

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Applying To Study Off-Campus Independently

The following information will help you when applying to independent off-campus study programs:

  • You must still be approved by Allegheny to study off campus independently – your approval must be for a specific program not several different programs.
  • Financial Aid and Costs: On independent programs, in some cases your federal and/or state aid may be applied to program costs but not Allegheny aid. Allegheny will charge you only the $800 off-campus study fee. You will pay any program costs directly to your program provider.
  • Credit/courses: Once you have been approved for a particular program, we will work with you to determine how the courses off-campus will transfer (i.e., the number of credits per course) and what graduation requirements they can fulfill. Grades from the program will not count toward your Allegheny GPA. Transcripts for independent programs must be received from an accredited institution. Please check with the International Programs and Services Office to confirm whether or not your program is accredited.

There are five basic application steps to apply to an independent off-campus study program:

Step 1: Complete the Student Interest Form

Step 2: Get Program Information

Step 3: Get Allegheny Approval to Study Off-campus

Step 4: Successfully complete required Predeparture Meetings

Step 5: Get your passport, ticket and GO!

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Apply For Scholarships

Scholarships recipients will be announced in December for Spring participants and May for Fall & Full Year participants.

The Reverend and Mrs. Berges International Fund

A fund created through the generosity of Judith A. Berges ’63 in memory of her parents, the Reverend and Mrs. Carl Edward Berges. The income from this fund is awarded to an international student or to a student studying abroad to help defray educational expenses. The recipient is selected by a committee consisting of Dean of Students; Dean of the College; and Director, International Programs and Services. Candidates for the award need not be language majors.

Allegheny students participating in Allegheny-sponsored study abroad programs may apply to the fund as a travel reimbursement award. All students of higher academic achievement (GPA of 3.3 or above) who are planning to study abroad and demonstrate financial need are eligible, provided they have never previously studied abroad. Recipients of the award are asked to regularly contact the donor once they are abroad, with news about their experience.

Study abroad applicants should submit a brief essay describing how the international experience would contribute to their academic and life goals, and how they envision being an “Allegheny Ambassador” abroad. Essays should be submitted in an envelope marked “Berges Application” to Jenny Kawata, International Programs and Services, Box Y. They should be submitted with the Approval Packet for Off-Campus Study (February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs). For more information, contact Jenny Kawata at International Programs and Services (332-4891).

International students at Allegheny who experience financial difficulty related to their studies at Allegheny should contact the Director of International Programs and Services for information about a one-time award.

Blair Hanson Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in 1981 to honor the dedication of Dr. Blair Hanson, Professor of French and Chairperson of the Modern Languages Department, to the cause of language education. The scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding foreign language student, is to be used to defray part of the expenses of a period of study abroad. Candidates for the award need not be language majors. For more information, contact Associate Professor Barbara Riess of the Modern Languages Department (Ruter 102).

Wayne Reynolds Merrick Fellowship

This fellowship in International Studies, established in 1992, is intended to assist promising Allegheny College upperclass students, preferably juniors, majoring in International Studies, to study for a semester or summer abroad. In the absence of eligible International Studies majors, the fellowship may be awarded to promising students holding a double major in political science and history with an international emphasis. While priority will be given to applicants intending to return to Allegheny to complete their undergraduate studies, consideration will also be given to recent graduates planning to study abroad.

A significant goal of the Merrick Fellowship is to make the difference between a student’s being able or not being able to study abroad. It may be applied against a semester or summer study expenses. In certain circumstances, it could be used to help underwrite a student’s participation in an exceptional and related program in the United States. In all instances, it is intended to further thoughtful consideration of issues in International Relations. Although the fellowship is intended to help outstanding students who could not otherwise do so afford a special educational experience, it is not limited to students on college financial aid.

Applicants for the Wayne Reynolds Merrick Fellowship should write to Professor Shannan Mattiace, by April 15, at Box 109, Allegheny College. Letters should outline study abroad plans, academic and extracurricular activities, and other significant experiences including previous travel abroad and employment; an official copy of the applicant’s college transcript should also be supplied. Documentation of acceptance at a foreign university or to an established study abroad program will be valued.

According to the terms of the endowment, the selection of the fellowship recipient will be determined by a committee consisting of the individual responsible for the off-campus study program, the academic dean, and chaired by the person serving as chair of the International Studies Major Program committee. It will be the selection committee’s responsibility to seek input from the members of the International Studies Major Program committee and from the Financial Aid Office.

Christine Scott Nelson ’73 Study Abroad Expense Fund

The purpose of this fund will be to provide stipends for students in Allegheny-approved study abroad programs to help defray expenses associated with the experience. Only those students who are enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students in Allegheny-approved study abroad programs will be eligible recipients. Recipients will be selected by the Office of International Programs and Services in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid. The term of the award is for one semester or one year, depending upon the study abroad program in which the student participates.

Study abroad applicants should submit a brief but thoughtful essay describing how the international experience is related to their academic and/or professional goals, and how they envision being an “Allegheny Ambassador” abroad. Essays should be submitted in an envelope marked “Nelson Fund Application” to Jenny Kawata, International Programs and Services, Box Y. They should be submitted with the Approval Packet for Off-Campus Study (February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs). For more information, contact Jenny Kawata at International Programs and Services (332-4891).

The Tamplin Fund

The income from this fund, established by William F. Tamplin ’35 and Mary A. Miller Tamplin ’35, is to be awarded to a rising junior or senior student involved in campus activities and with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better, to help defray the expenses of studying abroad.

No more than two recipients may be chosen each year. Recipients will contact the donor once abroad (by mail) to describe what the award has enabled them to accomplish. The recipient is selected by a committee consisting of directors of the following offices: Student Activities; Community Service and Service Learning; International Programs and Services.

Allegheny students participating in Allegheny-sponsored study abroad programs may apply to the fund by submitting a resume with their campus and community activities, a brief essay describing how the international experience would contribute to their personal and professional goals, and how they envision being an “Allegheny Ambassador” abroad. Essays should be submitted in an envelope marked “Tamplin Fund” to Jenny Kawata, International Programs and Services, Box Y. They should be submitted with the Approval Packet for Off-Campus Study (February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs). For more information, contact Jenny Kawata at International Programs and Services (332-4891).

Antoinette Swain Marwitz ’66 Student Support Fund

The purpose of this fund will be to provide stipends for students in Allegheny-approved study abroad programs to help defray expenses associated with the experience. Only those students who are enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students in Allegheny-approved study abroad programs will be eligible recipients. Recipients will be selected by the Office of International Programs and Services in consultation with the Dean of Students Office. The term of the award is for one semester or one year, depending upon the study abroad program in which the student participates.

Study abroad applicants should submit a brief but thoughtful essay describing how the international experience is related to their academic and/or professional goals, and how they envision being an “Allegheny Ambassador” abroad. Essays should be submitted in an envelope marked “Antoinette Swain Marwitz “66 Student Support Fund” to Jenny Kawata, International Programs and Services, Box Y. They should be submitted in hard copy by the deadline for Off-Campus Study applications (February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs). For more information, contact Jenny Kawata at International Programs and Services (332-4891).

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