Oct 21, 2021  
2020-21 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2020-21 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND STUDY ABROAD


International and Off-Campus Study

Rollins College is committed to enhancing its international opportunities abroad and on-campus. International study experiences equal in quality and rigor to Rollins’ academic programs are an integral component of this mission. A variety of off-campus programs allows eligible Rollins students the opportunity to extend their education beyond the campus. International Programs offers study abroad advising, pre-departure orientation, materials and assistance, and comprehensive support for students before, during and after they are abroad, regardless of the program sponsor. For more detailed information, the Office of International Programs or www.rollins.edu/int-programs.

Students must apply online for any and all programs through Rollins International Programs Application (RIPA), available through Foxlink. The application deadline for winter and spring programs is typically at the end of September or the beginning of October; the deadline for spring break programs is typically in November; and the deadlines for summer, fall and academic year programs are typically in February.

For information regarding financial aid for these programs, see “Aid for Off-Campus Programs” in the Student Financial Aid section of this Catalogue.

Rollins College Approved Semester Programs.

Rollins Approved Semester Programs are offered in a wide variety of locations around the world, including two programs in the US. These programs are offered in cooperation with institutions and organizations overseas and in the United States and they have been carefully reviewed, selected and developed with the Rollins mission and Rollins students in mind. Students are charged a comprehensive fee for all programs equivalent to standard Rollins tuition, room and board. Students accepted into these programs may apply their Rollins, Federal, and state financial aid (exceptions may include work study, academic department and athletic scholarships), to the program cost for the first semester abroad. Students who wish to participate in two Approved Semester Programs can only apply Rollins scholarships and grants to both programs if one of the two programs is an exchange program. If both semester programs are not exchange, the student may still participate and earn credits, but Rollins scholarships and institutional aid will not apply to the program costs, though Federal and State Financial Aid will still apply. All earned grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average and are counted towards President’s List and Dean’s List. Courses are either considered Rollins courses, or may be approved as transfer credits: this varies by program; see the individual program descriptions below for further details. For any credits that are accepted as transfer credits, grades lower than a C- will still display on the Rollins transcript and be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Unless otherwise noted below in the individual program descriptions, students may participate in an Approved Semester Program for either the fall or spring semester, or for the full Academic year.

General Requirements for Admission: good academic and social standing, clean conduct record at Rollins College, sophomore standing or above, minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Additional Requirements for Admission: individual programs may have additional requirements including program-specific GPA and language requirements. See the individual program descriptions below for further details.

Rollins College Approved Summer Programs

Currently Rollins offers two Approved Summer Programs: Verano Español in Madrid, Spain, led by Professor Alberto Prieto-Calixto; and Live, Learn and Labor: Latin-America, led by Professor Cecilia McInnis-Bowers. Courses on these programs are considered Rollins College courses and grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average. General Requirements for Admission: good academic and social standing, clean conduct record at Rollins College, sophomore standing or above, minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Dual-Degree Programs

Currently Rollins offers one International Business Dual-Degree program with Reutlingen University in Germany. Students on this program spend the first four semesters at Rollins, the next three semesters in Germany, including a one-semester full-time internship, and then return to Rollins for the final semester. Students will develop strong business, cross-cultural, and language skills while earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Rollins College and a Bachelor of Science in International Management from Reutlingen University. Students must apply before January 15 of the first year at Rollins. General Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, International Business major, appropriate level of German language skills, endorsement by the DDP Faculty Director.

Field Study Courses

Short courses taught by Rollins faculty are offered each year in diverse international locations for one and a half to four weeks during winter break, over spring break, or at various points throughout the summer break. Field course offerings and credit varies from year to year. Field studies are either connected to fall or spring term courses or function as stand-alone courses; students typically earn two (2) to four (4) semester hours of credit for field study courses. Travel costs range from $1,500 to $4,500 per course and limited need-based scholarships are available. These courses are Rollins College courses and grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average. General Requirements for Admission: good academic and social standing, clean conduct record at Rollins College, minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Academic Appeals for International and Off-Campus Study

Students may consider submitting an academic appeal for the following issues that may arise before, during, or after the semester abroad:

  • Petition to apply for an Approved Semester, Summer or Field Study program with a GPA below 2.5
  • One-time late credit/no credit declaration
  • Late withdrawals from courses taken abroad
  • Appeal to count a course towards a specific graduation requirement
  • Grade appeal ONLY for courses taken abroad for which you earn Rollins (not transfer credit)

Rollins College will NOT accept appeals for the following:

  • Grade appeal for courses taken abroad for which you earn transfer credit. These are courses offered at another institution and Rollins College cannot fairly evaluate the student work outside of the context of the full course. You may, however, choose to pursue a grade appeal through your host institution. If you do this, staff and faculty at Rollins College can review the process at the host institution to insure that it meets Rollins expectations for a fair and ethical grade appeal process.
  • Adjustments to the grade and credit translation for your program. When study abroad programs are approved, the curriculum committees on campus review and approve a fair and acceptable translation for grades and credits for all programs where the credit and grading scales used at the host institution are not comparable to standard US scales.

Other Programs

International Programs coordinates transfer credit approval for other study abroad programs in cooperation with academic departments and the Registrar’s Office on a case-by-case basis. Students take a leave of absence to participate and are responsible for a $550 fee for semester and academic year programs, and a $150 fee for summer and short-term programs; credits may be pre-approved as transfer credits but grades are not factored into the Rollins grade point average, and Rollins, Federal, and state financial aid may not be applied. All other transfer credit policies apply.

ISA at the University of Belgrano, Argentina

The semester program at the University of Belgrano through ISA (International Studies Abroad) provides students the opportunity to study for the semester at a highly ranked university in Latin America. Rollins students will have access to a wide variety of courses taught in English and Spanish in a broad range of fields including: Spanish, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Culture, Literature, and Business. Courses are taught by full time faculty at the University, and there are direct enrollment options, in addition to courses with foreign students. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in a month-long intensive Spanish language course which is available immediately prior to the semester. Students will live in homestays as a way to fully integrate into the community. Students will earn sixteen to twenty-two credits. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.5 GPA.

TEAN at the University of Sydney, Australia

Rollins College partners with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to offer this fall semester only program at the University of Sydney. Students enjoy the benefits of studying at the University of Sydney, with access to all campus courses, facilities and activities, as well as the support of a full time resident director through TEAN. The program emphasizes Australian Studies and students are encouraged to pursue the Australian Studies Minor in conjunction with their study abroad experience. This program allows students to make optimum use of their time “Down Under” through activities and excursions and through living with Australian hosts in Sydney’s diverse neighborhoods. Students earn sixteen semester hours of credit and may fulfill general education and major/minor requirements. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.2 GPA; junior standing or above.

TEAN at the University of Newcastle, Australia (Exchange Program)

Rollins College partners with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to offer this spring semester only program at the University of Newcastle. Students enjoy the benefits of studying at the University of Newcastle, with access to all campus courses, facilities and activities. Students are fully integrated into the University, including living in on-campus residence halls with local and international students. The program emphasizes Australian Studies and students are encouraged to pursue the Australian Studies Minor in conjunction with their study abroad experience. Students earn sixteen semester hours of credit and may fulfill general education and major/minor requirements. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

Rollins in Shanghai, China

The Rollins in Shanghai fall semester only program was designed for Rollins students pursuing Asian Studies, International Business and International Relations, but is also popular with other students in many disciplines because it allows them to make optimum use of their time in the “Middle Kingdom” through a range of cultural and curricular activities and excursions. The goal of the semester is to introduce students to all aspects China and Chinese life. The program is facilitated by the Alliance for Global Education. Students experience the benefits of studying on the campus of host institution, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, with access to all campus facilities and activities, as well as the support of a full time Program Director and local staff. Students normally earn between fourteen and eighteen credits. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA; appropriate experience, one year of Chinese, and a successful interview for students who wish to do the internship component.

Hong Kong Baptist University, China (Exchange Program)

The Rollins exchange program at Hong Kong Baptist University offers students the opportunity to enroll directly at a prestigious institution in one of the premier economic and cultural centers in modern Asia. Hong Kong Baptist University offers courses in forty majors in the areas of arts, business administration, science, social sciences, and social work. Many classes are taught in English, and students take courses with local and other international students. Housing is provided in the international student dormitory and exchange students can take advantage of university services and co-curricular activities and opportunities for students. Students typically earn twelve credits. All credits earned at Hong Kong Baptist University will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.5 GPA.

Hollins in Paris, France

Hollins University was among the first colleges in the nation to offer an international study program in Paris in 1955. A distinctive study abroad program, it is designed to be flexible in curriculum and builds around the interests of students. Students experience the city of Paris with courses that take them right into the daily lives of its inhabitants. Most courses are taught in French but beginning spring 2015, English course options will be available. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA; two semesters of French or the equivalent.

Jacobs University, Germany

The Rollins College study abroad program at Jacobs University offers students the opportunity to directly enroll at a prestigious German University for the fall semester. Participants in the program are fully integrated-they live in residence halls on campus, take courses with Germans and other international students, and are able to take advantage of all the activities and services offered through the University. A semester at Jacobs is an excellent fit for students who are studying International Business, the natural sciences, the humanities, the social sciences and, of course, German language and German culture. All courses are taught in English with the exception of language courses. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

Junior Year in Munich, Germany

Rollins College partners with Wayne State University to offer students to opportunity to spend the spring semester only immersed in German culture and language through Junior Year in Munich (JYM). Students on the JYM program will take language courses through JYM, as well as direct enrolling into standard University courses at one of Germany’s premier institutions, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU Munich). Rollins students on this program will start the semester in Münster where they will take an intensive four-week German language course at the Kapito Sprachshule. After experiencing life in Münster, students will travel to Munich to begin the semester at JYM. All credits earned on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits and the grades are factored into the Rollins GPA with the exception of the four-credit course at Kapito which will appear on the Rollins transcript as a Credit/No Credit Rollins course. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA; junior standing or above; two years of German or the equivalent.

College Year in Athens, Greece

College Year in Athens (CYA) provides students with the resources to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. It is administered for Rollins by Southwestern University. Students studying the classics, as well as majors in anthropology/ethnography, art history, European studies, history, international relations, literature, philosophy, political science and religious studies will find excellent course options on the program. Classes are taught in English and include field trips to historical sites and museums as well as more extended field studies designed to introduce students to Greece and the Greek islands. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.8 GPA.

National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland (Exchange Program)

Rollins College offers students the opportunity to study at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth for an academic year or a semester. Students will be fully integrated into the University with access to numerous courses in a wide range of fields including literature, business, music, biology. The University also offers unique certificate programs in fields like Irish Studies. In addition, students will be housed in on-campus residence halls and will have access to all University events, services and support. The program location in a small, historic town just thirty minutes outside Dublin allows students to experience both small-town Irish life and the cosmopolitan city of Dublin. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Rollins College offers students the opportunity to study at Tel Aviv University for an academic year or a semester. Program highlights include: courses in English in a range of academic fields, language options in Hebrew and Arabic, program location in the vibrant cultural capital of Israel, and excursions to sites of interest around Israel. Visiting study abroad students at Tel Aviv University are housed within the Overseas Students Program. There are many opportunities for integration with local and other international students and visiting students live in on-campus housing with other US and international students. Students start each semester with an intensive language course in Hebrew. Special program options at Tel Aviv include the “Voyage to Medicine” program for pre-med students and options for volunteering. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy

The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities; the number of member institutions has now grown to over 100. It provides undergraduate students with an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art. Many classicists currently in the field are alumni of the ICCS Rome program and look back fondly on their experience at the Centro. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.2 GPA.

Trinity in Rome, Italy

Trinity College’s Rome Campus, established in 1970, offers an outstanding educational opportunity in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, where glorious treasures and haunting ruins of several magnificent civilizations are stage to a vibrant, modern capital. Students enjoy a superb location, excellent teachers, a broad liberal arts curriculum, stimulating fieldwork in Rome, the city’s lively cosmopolitan culture, and faculty-led academic excursions to Venice, Florence, and Naples/Pompeii/Capri. In a typical semester, the Rome Campus has approximately 60 participants, drawn from America’s finest colleges. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

ISA at the American University of Rome, Italy

ISA partners with the American University of Rome to provide students with an integrated study abroad experience at an accredited institution with a wide variety of quality courses. ISA staff members in Rome provide excellent student support and offer cultural activities and excursions for students within and outside of Rome. The American University of Rome is a small, internationally-recognized liberal arts institution with a diverse faculty and student body. All courses except language courses are taught in English. Academic fields at AUR include Art History, Archeology and Classes, Business Studies, Communications and English, International Relations, Italian Studies and Fine Arts. Students on the program live in apartments in Roman neighborhoods with other US students. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.8 GPA.

Kansai Gaidai University, Japan (Exchange Program)

The Rollins exchange program at Kansai Gaidai in Osaka, Japan provides an incredible opportunity for students interested in Japanese language and culture and students broadly interested in Asian Studies. Courses taught in English are offered in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business/Economics, with a special focus on Asia in all courses. Many courses offer field trips that are integrated into the curriculum. Students can choose to live in on campus in the international student dormitory or at a homestay. Students have many opportunities to meet local students through Friendship Programs and other campus activities. Previous study of Japanese is not required, though students must take Spoken Japanese while studying at Kansai Gaidai. Typically, students earn fourteen to sixteen credits for one semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

University of Oviedo, Spain (Exchange Program)

The program at the University of Oviedo offers options for the intensive study of Spanish language and culture and direct enrollment (spring semester only) and a combination of the two. All courses in the language and culture program are taught in Spanish; direct enrollment courses are offered in both Spanish and English in a range of majors. The University of Oviedo is a major university located in Asturias in northern Spain and boasting more than 44,000 students enrolled in thirty-five departments. Students who complete the program earn academic credit equal to sixteen to twenty-four semester hours. Rollins students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish may apply up to three of their courses in Oviedo, with the exception of Spanish literature. Students live with Spanish hosts and participate in a varied cultural program during the semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.7 GPA.

CAPA Semester and Internship in London, United Kingdom

This program is facilitated by CAPA International Education, a leading provider of internship and study abroad programs. Students have the option of participating in an internship and internship course, and taking two other courses; participating in a service-learning course and experience and taking two other courses; or taking four to five courses. All courses are offered through CAPA. Internships are available in education, film, finance, government, health care, journalism, law, marketing, museums, radio, and social services, and many more fields. Students may choose to live in centrally located apartments in London with other program participants or in a homestay with a local family. Students who successfully complete all aspects of the program receive twelve to fifteen semester hours. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.8 GPA; appropriate experience and a successful interview for students who wish to do the internship component. \

Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom

The Rollins Semester program at Queen Mary provides students the opportunity to study for the semester or the full academic year at an institution rated among the top fifteen in the United Kingdom. Queen Mary is located in the diverse East End neighborhood of London and is unique to central London institutions due to its lovely and contained urban campus close to all London has to offer. Rollins students will have access to a wide variety of courses in a broad range of fields including: English, Drama, Film, Biological Sciences, Psychology, History and Political Science. Students live in dormitories on the Queen Mary campus and are fully integrated into University life. Students typically earn twelve to sixteen credits for one semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.2 GPA; junior standing or above.

Lancaster University, United Kingdom

The Rollins Semester program at Lancaster University provides students the opportunity to study for the semester or the full academic year at a leading teaching and research university recently ranked ninth among all UK universities as a research institution. Rollins students will find a wide variety of courses in a broad range of academic fields, which makes the program a strong fit for students looking for fulfill major and minor requirements. Students live in residence halls on the beautiful campus located in the lake district of England, famed for its picturesque landscapes. Students are integrated fully into life on campus and can easily become involved in the many extracurricular activities available to students. Typically, students earn twelve to sixteen credits for one semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

Washington D.C. Internship Program, United States

The Washington semester program at American University lets students intern in Washington while taking seminars with guest speakers from the realms of foreign and domestic politics, law and jurisprudence, international business and trade, journalism, economic policy, peace and conflict resolution, and more. Students live on campus at American University located in the Georgetown area. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

Duke Marine Lab, United States

Duke Marine Lab is a campus of Duke University and a unit within the Nicholas School of the Environment. The mission is education, research, and service to understand marine systems, including the human component, and to develop approaches for marine conservation and restoration. Today, the Marine Laboratory operates year round to provide educational, training, and research opportunities to about 3,500 persons annually, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in the university’s academic programs; visiting student groups who use the laboratory’s facilities; and scientists who come from North America and abroad to conduct their own research. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

School for International Training (SIT), Varied Locations

SIT offers more than 70 semester, summer, and academic year study abroad programs focused on a range of critical global issues. Programs foster academic rigor, intensive cultural immersion, substantial community involvement, and an emphasis on field-based research. The program curriculum incorporates classroom instruction and field study. Students typically live in homestays; take intensive language classes; and conduct an Independent Research Project: an intensive case study, practicum, or community project. Students typically earn sixteen credits for the semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.

Rollins Approved Summer Program: Verano Español in Madrid

Rollins offers a six-week faculty-led summer language and culture study program, and a six-week language study and internship program, both hosted by don Quijote Language School in Madrid, Spain. Local instructors teach courses in Spanish language at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students live with Spanish hosts and participate in group lunches, excursions to historic and cultural sites in and around Madrid as well as a day trip to Toledo and a long weekend excursion to Candelario. A Rollins College Spanish faculty member accompanies the group and provides academic and program oversight. Students receive up to eight semester hours of Rollins credit. Additional Requirements for Admission for Internship Track: minimum 3.0 GPA; one 300-level Spanish course.

Rollins Approved Summer Program: Live, Learn and Labor: Latin-America

Students on this faculty-led program will engage in site visits to International and local business enterprises, sustainability initiatives, cooperatives, eco-tourism initiatives, U.S. and Costa Rican government offices, and historical and cultural sites; and will attend guest lectures by area specialists. Students will experience language and cultural immersion via daily study of Business Spanish and homestays. Rollins College offers two tracks for the Latin-American Business Environments summer program in Costa Rica: Latin-American Business Environments is designed for students interested in business and Latin-America who wish to spend two and a half weeks in Costa Rica studying business and earn four INB credits; the Internship Extension offers INB majors the change to participate in an intensive, full-time five-week internship for four credits after the conclusion of the four-credit INB course. Additional Requirements for Admission for Internship Track: minimum 3.0 GPA; one 200-level Spanish course.

Rollins Approved Summer Program: Sommer Deutschland in Münster, Germany

Rollins offers a four-week faculty-led summer language and culture study program hosted by Kapito Language School in Münster, Germany. Local instructors teach courses in German language at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students live in flat-shares in Münster and participate in group activities, visits to historic and cultural sites in and around the town, and a day trip to a nearby city such as Hamburg. A Rollins College German faculty member accompanies the group and provides academic and program oversight. Students receive four semester hours of Rollins credit. Additional Requirements for Admission: GMN 101 or the equivalent.