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Sep06

Global Opportunities Fair
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sep25

Book Club - Year of Europe
1:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Sep25

Book Club - Year of Europe
1:10 pm - 3:40 pm

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TheWorldFirst Steps to an International Program?

  1. Review the suggested 4-year plan (see below) during your freshman year.
  2. Fill out the Advisement Questionnaire online.
  3. An International Programs Advisor will contact you to meet & discuss your goals, program choices and the application process or you may sign up for an advising session.
  4. Investigate program options on our website and those given by the International Programs Advisor.
  5. Schedule Meeting #2 with the International Programs Advisor to discuss your top program choices.
  6. Begin the application process
  7. Go Abroad!

4-Year Plan

International Programs 4-Year Plan

Please note, this is only a recommended plan. You may choose to adjust this plan according to your needs, but realize that participation in an international program earlier in your academic career will take more foresight and initiative.

Year 1

  • complete the advisement questionnaire
  • speak with International Programs Advisor
  • inform your academic advisor of your international program goals
  • talk informally with professors
  • independent research on countr(ies) of interest
  • make list of available scholarships and deadlines
  • attend international program information sessions

Year 2

  • apply for scholarships
  • complete an international programs application
  • attend pre-departure orientations

Year 3

  • Go Abroad!

Year 4

  • develop/strengthen resume
  • present at national/regional/international conferences

Eligibility for International Programs

The criteria and eligibility for international programs varies by program. Ramapo College International requires the following minimum criteria for program participation:

  • minimum 2.5 GPA (cummulative)
  • good judicial standing
  • completed a minimum of 2 semesters (including one completed semester from Ramapo College)
  • successful completion of the international programs application and with full acceptance

While these are the standards of acceptance by Ramapo College International, many institutions abroad hold higher minimum entry requirements. When reviewing your options, please pay close attention to the individual institution’s acceptance criteria.

Program Options

Ramapo College currently offers over 400 approved program options in more than 65 countries. Please visit the Program Directory to search for programs that match your desired criteria.

Housing Options

One important component to every international programs experience is the accommodations. Depending on your goal and your program of choice, there are a variety of choices as outlined below.

Homestay

A great option for those whose primary international programs goal is to truly immerse oneself in the culture and language of your host country. Homestays are never typical and vary depending on local norms. You may be living with an extending family or possibly just a couple. All families are screened through an extensive review process, attend orientation workshops on hosting students and are evaluated after every student experience. Many students develop long-lasting relationships with their families abroad and remain in communication with them for years after their international experience.

University Residence Halls

Depending on your international location, the quality and facilities will vary greatly. This is a good option for students interested in meeting other students. As an international student, typically you will be in a residential situation with other international students.

Residencias (in Latin America & Spain)

This option is available only in select locations. These are establishments designed specifically for temporary student housing. Often, the residencia will be the chosen location for students who reside in the interior of a country, far from the major cities, short-term faculty and international students. This option affords you opportunities to live with a diverse group of students and educators.

Shared Apartment

This option is only available in select locations. The organization that facilitates your international program will arrange for you to be housed in an apartment with other international students, and sometimes local students (depending on the location). This is a great option for students who are very independent and enjoy cooking their own meals.

Private Accommodation

This option is only available in select locations. Private apartments are when the student arranges for their own housing options and there is no support or facilitation by either Ramapo College or the host organization/institution.

Billing

The billing process for your international programs term will be different than your on-campus billing process. Below is a brief explanation of this process, deadlines, etc.

Ramapo Faculty-Led Programs

You will be billed to your Ramapo account for the cost of your specific program. You must pay this invoice by the deadlines provided to you by the International Office for your specific program

Affiliate University Programs

(Anglia Ruskin University, CPH Business Academy, Kansai Gaidai University, John Cabot University, Universidad de Deusto, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, University College Dublin)

You will be billed to your Ramapo account for the cost of your specific program. If you are participating in an exchange program, then you will be billed a semester’s tuition at Ramapo on your bill.

In addition, some programs require that you pay the cost of your room & board direct to the host institution, while others will allow Ramapo College to include this with your overall bill. Please speak to your international programs advisor for more information.

You must pay this invoice by the deadlines provided to you by the International Office for your specific program

Partner Programs (CIEE, CEPA, SIT, SFS, Arcadia, SACI, DIS & ISA)

You will be billed directly by the partner organization. They each have their own specific deadlines, policies and procedures:

CIEE: http://www.ciee.org/study/apply/billing-procedures.aspx#num1
SIT: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/1564.htm
SFS: http://www.fieldstudies.org/pages/226_billing_refund_policies.cfm
Arcadia: http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/default.aspx?id=6213
ISA: http://www.studiesabroad.com/admissions/document/paymentMethods
DIS: http://www.dis.dk/study-abroad/fees/billing/
SACI: http://www.saci-florence.edu/18-category-admissions/125-page-tuition-fees.php