Eligibility

All UConn students are eligible to participate in any program for which they meet the prerequisite course, disciplinary, and GPA requirements. Non-UConn students are eligible to participate in a some, but not all, of Experiential Global Learning programs. All program participants must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at a higher education institution.

Most programs require a GPA of at least 2.5. Others, such as exchange programs, require higher GPAs.

Freshmen are first eligible to apply for a program that runs during the summer term between freshman and sophomore year. Freshmen are not eligible to apply for their first two semesters nor their first winter intersession at UConn.

Transfer students are first eligible to apply for a program that runs during their second term as UConn students. They will be required to submit transcripts from their previous institutions and may also be required to show midterm grades during their application process.

Graduate students are eligible to participate in our programs on a case-by-case basis. Programs that allow all graduate students to participate include the Education in London program, which is open to Master’s (5th) year students in the IB/M program at UConn and the Summer Neuroscience in Salamanca program (for qualified graduate students).

Non-UConn students are eligible to participate in a some, but not all, Experiential Global Learning programs. They may not participate in an Exchange Program. All non-UConn students must be enrolled full-time in a degree program at a higher education institution.

People who are not full-time students at a higher education institution may not participate in an Experiential Global Learning program.

Deadlines

Once the deadline for a given term has passed, Experiential Global Learning will not accept any application requests, incomplete applications, or uncommitted applications for that term. Application deadlines are available for viewing on individual program pages. Please note that some programs may have early deadlines.

Language Requirements

Many programs are taught entirely in English and do not have any language requirements. Other programs may require proficiency in another language. Please view each program’s language requirements in our online database.

Scholastic Probation

To ensure that students can maximize their likelihood for academic success on their programs, Experiential Global Learning will not accept students who are on scholastic probation at the time of application. If a student goes on scholastic probation after they are accepted to their program, they may still participate. Experiential Global Learning encourages them to meet with their Academic Advisor and Experiential Global Learning Advisor to discuss an academic success strategy while they are on their program and after they return.

Student Code of Conduct

As an Experiential Global Learning participant, you are an ambassador of both the University of Connecticut and the United States. Accordingly, we expect you to adhere to the University of Connecticut’s Student Conduct Code, as well as the regulations of the specific program and host institution. We also expect you to abide by the laws and respect the customs of the host country. Please be aware that if the Vice President of Global Affairs, the Director of Experiential Global Learning, or the Dean of Students determine on the basis of due process that you are in violation of the Student Conduct Code, your participation in the program may be terminated, and further disciplinary action may be taken which could lead to suspension or expulsion from the University.

Please read carefully the UConn Responsibilities of Student Life: The Student Code on the Community Standards website.

University Probation

Students are ineligible to participate in any Experiential Global Learning program if they are on University Probation at any point during the application process, after Experiential Global Learning has accepted their applications, or after they have committed to their programs. If a student is placed on University Probation after they have committed to a program, they are still responsible for paying the non-refundable $475 Experiential Global Learning Fee and any other fees incurred on their behalf.