Eligibility

Admission to off-campus programs is competitive, based on the quality of application and the availability of spaces. Candidates must present a coherent academic rationale for participation in a particular program and a record of academic performance that demonstrates ability to meet the challenges of off-campus study. Students should be aware that the selection committee considers closely the candidate's rationale for participation and academic record as a whole. Candidates for off-campus programs must also present evidence of maturity, responsibility and cultural sensitivity. 

Students currently on disciplinary, social, or academic probation are not eligible to apply for, or participate in, an off-campus program or any other SLU program. In addition, students with outstanding disciplinary fines, service hours and/or education program requirements are not eligible to participate in the program. Students may not participate on off-campus programs in sequential semesters. For a variety of reasons, they must return to campus for at least one semester between off-campus study programs. Students may not participate on more than two off-campus programs during their time at St. Lawrence, excluding short-term programs.

Program specific GPA and academic requirements are listed below:

Program

Required

GPA

Course Pre-Requisites

Australia

3.0

Applications should refer to the student’s interest, prior coursework, or other work related to the cultures of the host country, and the academic work the student will do there.

Austria

2.8

One semester of college German OR

a European Studies course

Canada

3.0

Applications should refer to the student’s interest, prior coursework, or other work related to the cultures of the host country, and the academic work the student will do there.

China

2.8

An Asian studies OR Chinese language course, OR

a course with significant Asian related content.

Costa Rica

3.0

Spanish 201

Czech Republic

3.0

One European Studies course OR

a course with significant European content

(preferably with a focus on Central Europe)

Denmark

3.0

One European Studies course

OR a course with significant European content

France

2.8

At least one 200-level French course

GFC

2.8

recommended to apply

0 – 4 semesters of college French OR

the equivalent of high school French

India

2.8

One Asian Studies course OR another course that specifically prepares for study on this academic program.

Italy

(Cortona)

2.8

Only open to Juniors and Seniors who have declared a major or minor in Arts and Art History. Must have taken FA131, FA116 or 117, and one upper-level studio course. Students are encouraged to take one semester of Italian prior to participation.

Italy

(Lorenzo de Medici)

2.8

At least one semester of Italian.

Japan

3.0

One Asian Studies course OR

a course with significant Asian content.

Jordan

3.0

One course with significant content related to the Middle East. One semester of Arabic language prior to participation is encouraged.

Kenya

2.8

One African Studies course.

London

2.8

One European Studies course

OR a course with significant European content

(preferably with a focus on Western Europe)

New York City

3.0

Finance track students:

Students must have completed Econ 251 and Econ 252.

Arts track students:

Students must have declared a major or minor in Art & Art History, PCA, Music, Film Studies, or English Writing.

New Zealand

3.0

Applications should refer to the student’s interest, prior coursework, or other work related to the cultures of the host country, and the academic work the student will do there.

Spain

Overall 2.8,

3.0 in Spanish

SPAN201 and SPAN202 OR SPAN 213

Thailand

(Chiang Mai)

2.8

One Asian Studies course or another course that specifically prepares them for study on this academic program

Trinidad

2.8

at least one course in Caribbean/Latin American Studies, India or the African diaspora

Washington DC (American)

2.8

One college level course that prepares the student for their academic track in Washington

Washington DC (Washington Center)

2.8

One college level course that prepares the student for their academic track in Washington

Updated 07/21/2015