Office of Global Initiatives
170 North St/Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053 USA
PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY & ENROLLMENT
a) All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel. A GPA of 2.5 minimum is
necessary to enroll.
b) Participants cannot have any academic or disciplinary holds on their record upon submitting an
application and must not have any at the time of travel. Student may not be on probation, any kind,
or just returning from suspension. Student must not have history of disciplinary issues. Students
must remain in good standing.
c) Students must include one each ACADEMIC and PERSONAL reference and have health* and,
judicial clearance to travel.
d) Student must be eligible for and have in their possession a current passport by the deadlines on
the previous page. (This is not included in the program fee…Passports must be procured on your
e) Applicants should have the maturity, academic background and achievement, and motivation
necessary for success in study abroad program, prior to enrolling. All participants will complete an
application form and short essay, which will be reviewed by one or more faculty leading the trip.
Materials may also be reviewed by the office of Global Initiatives. The Program may also have a
waiting list in the event that a student cancels.
f) If a student has not completed a prerequisite course for a study abroad program, he or she
enrolls at his or her own risk. This risk implies that the student will, regardless of pre-requisites, be
held accountable for all course material. Overrides for prerequisites must be authorized in writing.
g) Students must read and understand the course outline, and participate in all pre-departure
activities. Anyone who does not participate in class prior to departure will not travel abroad, and no
refunds will be given for payments made.
h) Students agree to sign Agreement/Release Form at time of application, with no exceptions.
**Health Clearance Forms: Students need to get a complete physical evaluation and the doctor will have to confirm that
student is fit and able to fully participate in all physical activities as described in the course itinerary. This may include hiking,
extensive walking on uneven surfaces, and other events. Accommodations for disabilities should not be expected because the
laws of other countries differ from the U.S. in this area. Student must have the emotional stability to travel abroad and be up-
to-date on all of your vaccinations. Understandably, no country wants a foreigner bringing in diseases. Doctor should fill out
forms after a physical and send them to the school Health Services Office for review with Program Leaders. It is important not
to procrastinate on these! Doctors are always busy, and it could be a while before they get confirm an appointment.