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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there special requirements to register for a travel/study experience?

Students must be in good standing with the College to participate in any travel/study opportunities.

How many courses are included in each travel/study opportunity?

Student take two courses for each travel experience, which includes class meetings, readings, and assignments during the spring semester. Credit for the two courses is awarded upon completion of the travel portion of the courses during the summer semester.

What type of experiences do students have during the travel portion of the courses?

Each faculty member plans visits to venues and plans interactions with people in the communities. The broad range of experiences to museums, universities, corporations, and community organizations provide students with real-world knowledge related to their course of study.

How will grades be determined for the Travel/Study experience?

Each faculty member provides students with a syllabus for their course as in any other course taught on the Piedmont campuses. Course requirements and deadlines for course assignments are outlined on each syllabus as well as a grading rubric.

What does it cost to participate in a travel/study opportunity?

Students pay discounted summer tuition for the two courses and an additional amount ranging from $500 – $1,000 depending on the travel location. Students will need additional funds for one meal per day, incidentals, souvenirs, and any non-course excursions they wish to take. Students should discuss participation with their Financial Aid advisor and their Academic advisor before paying a deposit for any travel/study opportunity.

How do I sign up for one of these opportunities?

An e-mail is sent in the fall to all undergraduate students outlining opportunities for the following summer. Students are asked to contact the faculty members who are planning the courses and to secure an application. Notices are also posted in the Navigator, the student run newspaper.

May I participate in more than one travel/study opportunity?

Yes, students may participate in more than one opportunity if course credit is needed and time and funds allow. Students should discuss participation with their Financial Aid advisor and their Academic advisor before paying a deposit for any travel/study opportunity.