Study Abroad

 

Welcome to the Study Abroad page. From here, you can navigate to all the pertinent information regarding studying abroad: rates, destinations, and more.

You're one step closer now to an experience that will last you a lifetime!

Application Deadlines

Spring: The 2nd Sunday of November
Summer: The 2nd Sunday of March
Fall: The 2nd Sunday of March

*The deadlines listed are for the Stockton application only.  You also will be responsible completing your selected Provider's application simutaneously, and adhering to any deadlines that they may have.
**Deadlines for petition programs vary, see more details here.

 Upcoming Events: Full Calendar

Announcements & Upcoming Events


 

Education Abroad 101 Workshops

In this workshop, we provide all basic information about how to make study abroad happens, topics such as cost and scholarship opportunities, how to apply, and which provider to choose.  No RSVP needed, for more information, please contact our Study Abroad Advisor Natalja Manger.
Main Campus F-111   4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Programs Providers

Stockton utilizes an approved list of Study Abroad Providers, who create and manage the programs abroad. If you wish to use a different provider, please click here for more information and file a petition.

 

Make an appointment with us now

 

Stockton Travel Advisory
Zika Virus Travel Advisory - Mar.2016

Stockton partners with great providers to bring you a variety of destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America and South America with carious housing option including homestays, apartments, and dormitories. Courses are offered in a multitude of disciplines in various countries.

Stockton Study Abroad is now a nearly full online experience. To view the program listings without logging in, please click on Search Programs.

Search Programs

To create an application, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Log into your Stockton GO portal account
  2. Navigate to the Student_Life tab
  3. Find the link for the application on the Recourses channel
  4. Select Click Here for the Application!
  5. Click Login/Register in the upper right corner of the window to complete the log in process.
Note: Once you have started an online application, please follow the instractions carefully and complete your profile information.


It won't be "too early" to apply! Most of the program applications will be released as early as one academic year ahead.

  • Be at least a second semester freshman/transfer student
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Complete a provider's application on its external website and its application fee
  • Complete an online Stockton study abroad application that includes the following:
    • Application Essay
    • Consent for Treatment
    • Disciplinary Record
    • Provider Application (complete separately through you provider's webpage)
    • Travel Waiver
    • 2* Recommendation letters (send requests electronically on your application)
    • Copy of Health Insurance Card
    • Copy of valid Passport
    • Emergency Contact Info
    • $200 Application Fee
    • Cost Sheet
    • Course Selection Sheet
    • Safety Quiz

If you want to know how to make study abroad happen, please make sure to attend our Study Abroad 101 Workshop.  In this workshop, you will receive the most recent news from our Study Abroad Advisor Natalja Manger and then get ready to start an application.  There's usually one workshop each month (Tuesday or Thursday on reserved period), see Calendar for the time and location. (Study Abroad 101 workshop is also available online.)

When it comes time to study abroad, there are a few different things you will want to be aware of to make the most of your experience, and to make the process as smooth as possible. Below are some suggestions from previous Study Abroad students and staff that could help make smooth transitions and getting ready.

When you are packing, consider your destination. Use an online weather website to determine what the weather will be like, and what you should be able to wear at a moment's notice. Going to England during the rainy season? You may want to bring a rain coat. What does the temperature feel like at night? Perhaps a hoodie would be appropriate.

Additionally, will the provider's apartment be furnished with pots, pans, plates, etc.? If not, are you able to contact your study abroad roommates to determine if you'll buy there, or ship it?

If you do not have a passport or visa, start that process as soon as possible. Passports last for quite a number of years, but if you have one, check to make sure it isn't expired. In most cases, it will take some time to secure these documents, and you don't want to lose the chance to study abroad because of any delays with them.

Also, when you do your cost sheet, your visa will usually be projected in the cost analysis. However, the cost of a new or renewed passport is generally not considered, so be aware!

When it comes to funds, what is the best way to make sure you have access to cash when you need it? Also, your destination may require you to operate with the local currency rather than American dollars. Contacting your bank to inquire about access via your ATM card is a crucial element to this. Also, decide how much actual cash to have on you, versus safety. This is reviewed during the safety literature during your application process.

Most providers will provide you with a local cell phone that will make local phone calls. Many times, these costs are free, however this varies, so check with your provider. These cell phones are emergency use mostly, and carry expensive charges for US calling. Most students suggest securing a legitimate pre paid cell phone from a reputable seller at your destination; discuss with your onsite provider office for the best location for such a pre paid phone for calling home if need be.

GSA

Title IX

 

The Office of Global Engagement has produced a video orientation which serves to introduce students to the Study Abroad process.  We encourage both students and parents to view the video orientation.  The video orientation has been made available with closed captioning turned on by default.  This captioning can be disabled in the video player if it's not needed.

Watch the orientation here.

 

Blog Header

Welcome to the Study Abroad Students' Blogs page! From here, you can click below to read the updates, musings, and general thoughts of our current Stockton Students that are abroad!
Make sure to check back often, as our students will be updating weekly. 

Asia & Pacific Region

Central & South America

Europe

Semester at Sea (Multi-Country)

 

Are you studying abroad, and are interested in being a student blogger for the Office of Global Engagement?
Then contact Natalja.Manger@stockton.edu to learn more about the process, commitment, and fun of sharing your experiences with Stockton and fellow students!

Students often are concerned about how they will fund their experiences abroad. Remember, if you are taking coursework for credit, most financial aid awards can be used abroad. To cover any gaps in funding, you should research and apply for scholarships. Providers, such as AIFS, CIEE, CIS, etc., typically offer scholarships and travel grants.There are also national programs such as the Fulbright, Boren and Gilman awards. Last, students have also raised funds through GoFundMe pages and other creative means. At Stockton, we offer two scholarships, the Office of Global Engagement award and the Stockton Foundation Study Abroad scholarship. You can apply for one or both of these scholarships when you complete your Sockton application.

The scholarships offered by Stockton University will appear on the application as Section I and Section II. All students are eligible to apply for the scholarship under Section I. Students eligible for Section II must complete both Sections I and II of the application.

The Office of Global Engagement Scholarship (Section I)

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) award amounts vary according to the type of travel. For short term faculty led programs, the amounts range from $300 to $500. For semester programs, they range from $600.00 to $1000.00. All students are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

To be considered for an award, you must submit a screenshot of your financial aid package, if applicable, and an essay of 500-750 words demonstrating why you want to go abroad and addressing the following points:

  1. how the abroad experience relates to your personal/professional goals;
  2. how the award will make a difference in your ability to go abroad;
  3. how the experience might positively impact those close to you; and
  4. how you will share your experience with other Stockton students. 

The Stockton University Foundation Scholarship for Education Abroad (Section II)

The Stockton University Foundation Scholarship for Education Abroad is available to students who have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and who are studying abroad for a semester. The award amount is $500.00. 

To be considered for this award, you must complete the additional Section II of the scholarship application. Under Section II, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  1. Name and amounts of current scholarships;
  2. awards and other recognition for community service, leadership, extracurricular activities,  etc.; and
  3. descriptions of community service activities with dates of service.

Application Process

The scholarship application is built into the online global opportunities application.  You will be required to provide proof of GPA, your Stockton Z number and a screenshot of your financial aid package, if applicable. The essay may be written directly in the application or copy and pasted or uploaded into the application. 


The deadlines for the Study Abroad scholarships:
Spring Study Abroad: Rolling-the 2nd Sunday of November
Summer Study Abroad: Rolling-the 2nd Sunday of March
Fall Study Abroad: Rolling-the 2nd Sunday of March
Faculty-Led Program: Applications must be received no later than two weeks after being approved for the course by the instructor (permission-of-instructor (POI)).

CEA

CEA scholarships are open to all CEA program participants who meet the eligibility requirements; their objective is to aid students in subsidizing the cost of their study abroad program.
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CIS
At CISabroad, we want to make sure study abroad is affordable for you. Our program prices are some of the lowest you’ll find and we also offer study abroad scholarships and financial aid counseling. We'll help you study or intern abroad without breaking the bank!
Apply now
ISA
This is a list of scholarships and grants offered to students participating in one or more ISA program. Please see each scholarship description for eligibility requirements, application materials and required documents. Students selected for awards will be notified approximately six weeks after the scholarship application deadline, and a list of awardees will be posted on the ISA website.
Apply now
SAS
To be eligible, students do not necessarily need to qualify for standard forms of financial aid (such as Pell Grants) on their home campuses. Applicants are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA and submit the Student Aid Report to ISE along with tax returns from the most recent tax year and any supplemental information that might be helpful in our review.
Apply now
SAI
SAI is pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students each academic year, open to all SAI participants who meet the eligibility requirements. 
Apply now
Gilman
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Click here fore more information
Boren
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Click here for more information

The Stockton Foundation has a seperate scholarship for study abroad. To apply, click here.

There are several external scholarships that you may apply for.  Check back here periodically for links:

Fund For Education Abroad

Additionally, each of our approved providers have scholarships and discounts based on variables such as how early you apply, bringing a friend, etc. Please check with your provider for more details.

Fund My Travel

Planning your next volunteer, study or adventure program abroad? Create your own Travel Campaign and start raising funds now!

 

Stockton offers several different Faculty-Led Programs to our students.  In order to apply, you must FIRST be registered with the professor.  After doing so, you may follow the steps below to upload all of your information, including applying for a scholarship.

To access the application, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Log into your Stockton portal account
  2. Navigate to the Student_Life tab
  3. Find the link for the application on the Recourses channel
  4. Select Click Here for the Application!
  5. Click Login/Register in the upper right corner of the window to complete the log in process.
  6. Navigate to Programs, Featured Programs.

 

Faculty Led Programs offered in Academic Year 2018-2019, and upcoming programs in 2019-2020 that are accepting applications are listed below.

To view the program details without logging in, please visit:

 CURRENT FACULTY LED PROGRAMS

Academic Year 2019-2020

  • Faculty Led Program: Italy (ARHU) - Spring 2020
  • Faculty Led Program - Taiwan

 

 

 

 

 

One of the most pressing issues that parents and students are concerned with is cost: how much will it cost to study abroad?

While this can be an intimidating process, if you keep in mind all of the different options presented to you, cost can be projected to include every expense, in addition to keeping a trip as cost efficient as possible. This page provides you with information on making cost a manageable endeavor, so that you can focus on the more exciting aspects of studying abroad.

When you decide to study abroad, you will meet with our office to complete a cost sheet, available for download from the online application. This cost sheet is used to project costs for your ENTIRE study abroad experience, with the hope of leaving no hidden costs or fees.

 

Some key things that will affect your cost:
  1. Destination - Where you go affects how much it will cost.
  2. Provider - Some providers are more expensive than others, because they provide additional excursions for no cost.
  3. When - The time you go will affect how much it costs. Summers are generally cheaper than Semesters, BUT, there is no financial aid associated with summer sessions.
  4. Stockton will only charge you a $200 application fee; the rest of your planned spending during a semester (only) can be applied towards studying abroad.

Different Costs
There are Study Abroad experiences to fit every student's budget, from as close as semester cost at Stockton to more pricer options.

Average Semester Costs
Studying abroad can cost anywhere from $13,000 to the low $20,000. The majority of programs will cost between $16,000-$18,000 per semester.

Average Summer Costs
Studying abroad can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $9,000 for a summer session.

Included in Your Costs
Tuition Fees, Airfare, Room, Living Expenses, Spending Cash, Laundry, Books, Travel Money, and more!

This is given to you in a neat easy to understand breakdown when you have your meeting to complete the cost sheet. To make this appointment, email us today!

Keep in Mind
The cost of your semester will vary depending if you are on campus or off campus; however, Stockton does not collect money from you during your abroad, all of that money is spent on studying abroad.

Example: If it costs you $13,500 for a semester at Stockton for tuition, room & board, and meal plan, then that amount can be put towards the semester abroad!

Abroad Estimate:    $17,000*
Campus Estimate:  $13,000*
Estimate Left:          $4,000*
*(this is an estimate. Please meet with our Advisor for more accurate costs)

Lower Costs!
Stockton has scholarships available specifically for study abroad students. 
To learn more see the scholarships tab. 

All of our providers offer discounts and scholarships that can help alleviate the costs of studying abroad.

Any financial aid that you may be declining could potentially be applied towards study abroad as well. Check with Financial Aid for more information.

There are additional private loans you may take out as well. Contact Financial Aid for more information.

 

Even with information at hand, there are questions that arise regarding studying abroad, the process, or needing a refresher.  Below are some frequently asked questions.  If your question is not here, nor could you locate an answer within the Study Abroad website, please contact the study abroad advisor at:

Natalja.Manger@stockton.edu
(609)-626-3596

Please note, as per FERPA, we cannot discuss student information with parents.

Providers are third party vendors that Stockton has made agreements with regarding studying abroad. They provide on 24/7 onsite information, resources, and assistance if needed. Additionally, they allow us to offer the large number of courses, locations, and deals to study abroad. Additionally, they help to keep costs down for our students.

The providers all require an application to study abroad to facilitate their process for placement, scholarships, discounts, and courses. Stockton has its seperate application for our decisions on studying abroad, gathering of important information, etc. The application deadlines for both may be different, so please check with your provider.

If you study abroad during the semester, you will most likely take 4 courses, which count as 3 credits per course. This means you would transfer back 12 credits. Since Stockton typically sees students take 4 courses are 4 credits each, you may need to take a 5th course at some point during your collegiate career to stay on pace. Thanks to Stockton's flexible tuition, taking 5 courses will not cost any more than taking 4 courses.

Yes, you will be required to be a part of a face to face meeting to go over your options and costs associated with studying abroad.

Yes, you will still be registered as an active student here at the University.
Yes! All FAFSA related money, Stockton Scholarships, loans can be used towards your experience. (NJ STARS II may not be applied in all scenarios. Please consult with the Financial Aid Office for further information.)
When you apply to study abroad, Stockton charges a $200 application fee. That is all that Stockton collects from you for your study abroad experience. Any money for the semester abroad you would have spent here, can be put towards studying abroad.
Yes! In fact, some providers will give additional discounts or credits for "study abroad buddies." Check with your provider for more info.
Studying abroad can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $9,000 for a summer session, and from $13,000 to the low $20,000 per semester (Spring/Fall).
Freshmen must complete two consecutive semesters at Stockton before they are allowed to go abroad. Therefore, you can start applying during your second consecutive semester here.
Transfer students are eligible to study abroad based on the number of credits they transfer in with. For example, if you transfer into Stockton as a Junior, you are eligible to study abroad your second semester here. Second semester sophomore and less, you may have to wait for your third semester.
You should start applying the semester before you plan on going away to Study Abroad. For example, if you wish to study during the Spring (and are eligible to do so) then the prior Fall semester you would begin completing the Stocktion application.
Yes, you can! You may apply up to a year in advance, though the prices may vary with more time between your application and your departure.
Please check with your chosen provider for more information. Some providers offer incentives to apply earlier, such as larger discounts, free airfare, or lower prices.
You should start saving now! Study Abroad does cost a bit more money in many cases, and the sooner you save, the better!
Stockton's Study Abroad Scholarships deadlines and requirements are posted on the scholarship page. For external scholarships, please check with different providers and scholarship web site.
You should start preparing for your study abroad experience by getting an idea of what you should bring. Check with your provider on what is provided to you.
There will be a Re-entry dinner that we request you to attend, so you can share your stories, experiences, and enjoy the company of other study abroad students.

 

Study Abroad Re-Entry Dinner

September 6, Study Abroad Re-Entry Dinner (Spring & Summer ‘18)

RSVP for the dinner here: Re-Entry Dinner 2018
Main Campus MR 5,   4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

 

Global Engagement Ambassadors

The Global Engagement Ambassadors Program is designed to inspire a deeper appreciation of global cultures by pairing Stockton students with international student.  Join the Program today!