FAQs for Students

The Office of Study Abroad will guide you through the process from start to finish. Whether you know exactly what you want to do or if you have just started thinking about it, we can help! 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us

Students can study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year and as late as the fall of their senior year.

Summer programs can easily fit into any student’s schedule. Students must plan ahead so they can gather finances and apply for the program of their choice. Some semester-long programs require students to be a Junior or Senior.

Some majors, such as education, should plan to go abroad their Sophomore year.

Generally, the earlier you plan, the easier it is to fit study abroad into your college plans!

GPA requirements differ according to which program you will be participating in. However, a minimum 2.5 GPA is required to apply for any faculty-led program.

No! There are English speaking program options for every country. You can also complete a program in the native language of your host country if you want to gain a truly immersive experience.

You can earn Foreign Languages credits towards your Campbell degree through study abroad.

Cost depends on the program you select. There are programs to fit almost any budget whether you want to go abroad for a few weeks or a full semester. Generally speaking, the cost of a program is relative to the cost of living in the region you will be living and studying.

Yes! You can apply for financial aid!

Request an appointment with the Office of Study Abroad to receive the paperwork you need before you talk with the Financial Aid Office.

Email studyabroad@campbell.edu for an appointment.

Campbell degree programs do not require students to study abroad for graduation.

Many Campbell majors have study abroad course options to complete degree requirements. Particularly, students majoring in Spanish, International Business, and International Studies will greatly enrich their education by studying abroad & find themselves more competitive in their respective markets after graduation.

Studying Abroad will not affect your ability to graduate on time. The earlier you plan for study abroad, the easier it is to fit study abroad into your academic schedule.

While studying abroad, you will take a full load of courses, just as if you were in Buies Creek. For Campbell Faculty-led Programs, you will receive graded credit and the grades will impact your overall GPA. For Independent Programs, you will complete a form through the Office of Study Abroad that pre-determines how the courses you plan to take abroad will transfer back to Campbell.

Courses/Programs that are not pre-approved by the Office of Study Abroad will not be accepted for academic credit.

All Faculty-Led Programs follow the required safety procedures outlined by the Office of Study Abroad. We follow State Department guidelines for safety in travel, and carefully vet all third party providers. The Office of Study Abroad regularly consults the U.S. State Department’ for travel advisories and maintains contacts with students abroad.

All students participating in study abroad programs must attend mandatory Orientation Sessions. Orientation dates for faculty-led programs will be announced after the Office of Study Abroad has accepted all the student participants. Students participating in independent summer, semester, or year-long programs are required to set orientation appointments prior to departing for their program.

Orientation Sessions include a meet-and-greet for participants to bond with their fellow travelers and faculty-directors, a question-and-answer session on all topics of concern or interest to participants, and a walk-through of pertinent information for their travels, from packing tips, to cultural information.

While it is impossible for the orientation information to provide ALL helpful tips and COMPLETE step-by-step assistance with the intricacies of international travel, the Office of Study Abroad is confident that the orientation information that we provide supplies a thorough introduction to these complexities and teaches students the basic skills and knowledge they will need as they face various unique challenges of their study abroad experience. All students will travel with the contact information for Campus Safety and the staff of the Office of Study Abroad.

"There is a whole world to explore and there’s no age limit when to do so. All it takes is a little push outside your comfort zone to introduce you into a whole new perspective of the world around you."

Alexis Weidner, Communication Major & German Minor