Study Abroad Requirements


There are several requirements all students must meet in order to study abroad. 


  • Have had an advising session with the Office of Intercultural Learning prior to applying
    • Do not apply for a study abroad program without pre-approval by Southwestern 
      • Credit transfer and financial aid may be jeopardized if prior approval for a program is not granted
  • Have established a GPA at Southwestern prior to studying abroad
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university and must have cleared any negative balances on your student account before you study abroad
  • Be enrolled full time in the semester before you study abroad. Exceptions must be approved by the Director of Intercultural Learning 
  • Have declared a major if you have completed at least 60 credits prior to studying abroad
  • Students must also meet the academic requirements for the specific program to which they apply