Expand your Boundaries
Bay Path College believes that acquiring greater international awareness and deeper understanding of other languages, cultures, and peoples by studying in a foreign country is key to preparing you to meet the personal and professional challenges of living and working in the global world of the 21st century. With the Bay Path College Study Abroad Program you can immerse yourself in another culture, and take classes in such far-away places as Ireland, France, or Australia. Working with the Bay Path Study Abroad coordinator, you will map out a plan that best fits your academic and personal goals and is offered at the appropriate time in your schedule.
Policies for Study Abroad
Study abroad options include one semester or a full academic year. Only matriculated students at the Bay Path College are eligible to participate in Bay Path study abroad programs. Typically, students study abroad during their junior year and must be in good academic standing with 3.0 or better grade point average and be in good standing with the College.
Students who expect to receive credit for their academic work must obtain advanced approval of a plan of study from the academic advisor and the chair of the department under which the degree is granted.
A student studying abroad may choose to have the grades from all courses from the host institution converted to Pass/Fail grades by Bay Path College and not be included in her grade point average. The student may not select some courses as Pass/Fail and other courses as graded. The student must elect the option by indicating her choice on the Terms and Conditions of Participation form and the election is irrevocable. If a student fails to make an election, grades will be transferred in as the United States equivalent of letter grades (A to C-) and will be included in the calculation of her grade point average. A failing grade will not transfer in and, therefore, will not be included in the grade point average.
Students who wish to obtain financial aid must be enrolled in a full-time program of study approved for transfer credit by the College. In most cases, eligible students may use federal and state grants and loans toward the cost of study abroad, but may be limited to a single semester. Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarship funds which are available exclusively to students for international study. The College reserves the right to limit the number of students studying abroad during any given semester.