New Study Abroad Models FAQ
QUESTION: When will the new models for study abroad go into effect?
ANSWER: We are taking a phased approach to implementation. The new model for Arizona Abroad Locations (sites) was piloted in fall 2019 and fully implemented in Spring 2020. For summer and fall 2020, the tuition-based model will apply for customized (faculty-led) programs, but 12 student minimums will not be required until fall 2020.
QUESTION: Will Study Abroad manage smaller (enrollment of fewer than 12) programs for summer 2020?
ANSWER: Yes. Study Abroad will manage these programs at the request of the colleges for summer 2020 to allow for a longer lead time to transition these programs to the departments. 12 student minimums will not be required until fall 2020.
QUESTION: Can departmentally managed programs be listed on the Study Abroad website?
ANSWER: Yes. Study Abroad will continue to include these programs on their website once management of the programs moves to the departments.
QUESTION: Will health and safety and risk management support be provided to departmentally managed programs?
ANSWER: Yes. The Global Travel team supports all official UA travel by students, faculty and staff. Students participating in departmentally managed programs will register their travel and be registered for GeoBlue insurance.
QUESTION: Will Study Abroad Coordinators refer students to departmentally managed programs?
ANSWER: Yes. Study Abroad Coordinators will maintain a general knowledge of departmental offerings and refer students interested in departmentally managed programs to the appropriate contact in the department.
QUESTION: Will Study Abroad provide resources for departments running departmentally managed programs?
ANSWER: Yes. Study Abroad has created a set of resources that are available here: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/faculty-leads New resources will be added as they are developed
QUESTION: Can non-UArizona students still participate in UArizona study abroad programs?
ANSWER: Arizona Abroad Locations and faculty-led programs will still be open to non-UArizona students. Exchange programs are only available to University of Arizona students.
QUESTION: Can students use their UArizona institutional aid for study abroad?
ANSWER: Yes. We are excited to announce that students can now use all UArizona institutional financial aid (except QTR) in addition to federal aid for participation in UArizona study abroad programs. Financial aid will flow for study abroad just as it does on campus.
QUESTION: What is an Arizona Abroad Location?
ANSWER: Arizona Abroad Locations are University of Arizona sites on the campuses of foreign institutions that offer students affordable and high-quality study abroad opportunities. Students pay University of Arizona tuition, receive financial aid, and ideally earn UArizona credit - making for a seamless study abroad experience. Partner institutions host University of Arizona students on their campuses, open their regular classes to UArizona students, and allow the University of Arizona to use their classrooms and facilities for the on-site delivery of UArizona courses.
QUESTION: How does tuition flow under the new study abroad models?
ANSWER: Students are billed tuition at the same rate that they would pay on campus (resident, non-resident, guaranteed tuition rate) for all study abroad programs. Tuition flows to the colleges according to Mock RCM and is expected to cover the cost of instruction.
QUESTION: Are scholarships available for summer 2020 faculty-led programs?
ANSWER: UArizona Global will provide matching scholarships/discounts in the amount of $250, $500, or $750 per student when an equivalent amount is committed by the academic unit/college. In addition, we have a pool of scholarship money that will be distributed to students who need additional aid.
QUESTION: How are study abroad program costs advertised to students?
ANSWER: Study abroad costs are advertised as three separate charges: Tuition, program logistical costs, and insurance. In addition, any built-in scholarships/discounts will be advertised up front, so that students know true costs when making study abroad decisions.