Monmouth College Off Campus Study
Machu Picchu

Taking in Machu Picchu.

Happy New Year!

Spending New Year's abroad.

Prague

Touching the past in Prague.

Scots in Scotland

Monmouth Scots enjoying the beauty of Scotland.

Roman Theatre

Students at the Roman Theatre in Mérida, Spain

Berlin Wall

Face-to-face with the Berlin Wall.

Great Wall of China

Standing on the Great Wall of China.

Marathon in Chile

Running a marathon in Chile.

Sea Kayaking in Scotland

Sea kayaking along the coast of Scotland.

Morocco

Dressing the part in Morocco.

Trekking a Glen in Scotland

Trekking a glen in Scotland.

Reflecting in Warsaw

Reflecting on WWII in Warsaw, Poland.

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Program Costs

All students participating in MC off campus programs pay MC full tuition and applicable program fee. Expenses covered by the program fee vary. For current information about program fees and provisions, please see the “MC Charges and Program Fees” sheet for the specific program.

Short trips, such as those during breaks, are budgeted in a variety of ways and expenses included in the price will be detailed in the trip flyer/announcement.

Costs Not Covered

  • Passport (including the cost of passport pictures and a filing fee) and student VISA (if needed).
  • Recommended or required immunizations.
  • Physical examination (if required).
  • All accommodations, meals, travel and incidentals during breaks.
  • Baggage fees and flight insurance.
  • Personal expenditures.
  • Specific items as indicated separately for each program.

Financial Aid Available

Monmouth College students participating in MC off campus programs are eligible to retain the financial aid they would receive while studying on campus, with the exception of work study. Student work is not available while a student is participating in an off campus program.

Students with questions about their financial aid during an off campus study semester should contact the Financial Aid Office. It is important to work with the MC Financial Aid Office to achieve the best possible financing for your off campus program.

Some program-specific scholarships are available. Please check the website or materials provided by your specific program for these options. Application deadlines and scholarship requirements vary, so it is important to explore scholarship opportunities early.

Payments

The following general terms apply:

  • A $200 deposit is due to Monmouth College within one month after approval for off campus study. This deposit will be applied as a credit to the student account at the beginning of the off campus semester. The deposit will be refunded if the student is not accepted into the program. Once the student is accepted into an off campus program, the deposit is not refundable.
  • An additional deposit may be required to be paid directly to the off campus program. Please review the materials provided by the program for amount and payment details.
  • If there is an out of pocket balance due to Monmouth College for the off campus student semester, payment must be made or a payment plan in place two weeks prior to the first day of MC classes for the semester. This balance will be on the July invoice for fall semester or the December invoice for spring semester.

Withdraws

Students wishing to withdraw from off campus study after approval of their application must notify the Off Campus Study Office in writing.

Program fees, housing fees and all other fees will be refunded in accordance with refunds made by the host institution. Any special travel arrangements or incidental costs due to a program cancellation will be at the student’s expense.

Students who withdraw from both the off campus program and the College are subject to the above fees plus any applicable MC charges.

Termination from the Program

Prior to departure, if a student is terminated from the program by Monmouth College as a result of disciplinary or behavioral problems, fees will be assessed as necessary and will vary depending on the program and date of termination.

After the program has begun, no refunds will be made to students who are terminated from the program as a result of disciplinary or behavioral problems.

Cancellations

Students should be aware that participation in an off campus program involves certain elements of risk which are beyond the control of the program staff or Monmouth College.

Students who have been granted Monmouth College permission for off campus study will not be allowed to begin a study-abroad program in a country for which a “Travel Warning” has been issued by the U.S. Department of State. Should such a warning come into effect prior to the beginning of a program, students will need to work with the Off Campus Study Office to make alternative plans for their approved off campus program.

In cases where a “Travel Warning” is issued while a program is in progress, a decision to withdraw students from the county may be made based on advice of the U.S. Department of State. Monmouth College may require a student to return from an off campus program at any time, regardless of whether its sponsor or host institution has officially cancelled the program.

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