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Semester Study Abroad

Spend a semester abroad, immerse yourself in another culture, learn how to speak a new language and broaden your perspective.

Studying in another country can be one of the most memorable, rewarding experiences of your college career. Experiencing another culture and learning more about the world beyond the La Roche campus can better prepare you to excel in a global economy.

Student Eligibility

To participate in a traditional study abroad experience, students must:

  • Complete two semesters at La Roche before being eligible to study abroad.
  • Have at least a 3.0 La Roche GPA.
  • Declare a major.
  • Maintain full-time status. 
  • Have no serious disciplinary or academic actions pending.

All accepted applicants will be reviewed by the Student Life Office for their disciplinary clearance.

    Application Process

    Schedule a meeting with the Study Abroad Coordinator at least one year in advance to discuss your options.

    The coordinator will assist you in finding a program that best suits your academic plan. The coordinator also will give you the La Roche study abroad application and checklist to help guide you through the rest of the application process.

    Meet with your academic adviser

    Once you decide on a study abroad program, meet with your adviser to review your program of study and determine which semester will be best to spend abroad. Your adviser also will help determine which classes you can take abroad to fill major, minor and elective requirements.

    Meet with the Financial Aid Office, the Office of Student Accounts, and the Registrar

    These offices will help you understand how the semester abroad will affect your financial aid and billing. You also will receive the Registrar’s approval of your course selections.

    Receive La Roche approval after completing all of the necessary steps

    Once you have La Roche approval, you may apply for your program of study.

    Students must apply and be accepted for study abroad through the Study Abroad office at La Roche before applying to their selected program.

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