FILLING OUT THE REQUEST FOR COURSE APPROVAL FORM
All students who wish to study abroad MUST complete a Request for Approval (RFA) that is signed by the student, the students Academic Advisor, the students Dean, and the Dean of the Office of International Education.
The RFA is now available as a writeable pdf, where you will be able to type in the courses and type in your signature electronically as well. It is important that you write in what the courses translate to at Endicott. Simply writing in "elective" with no course number/title, will make it difficult for the Registrar to enter into COAST upon the students return.
IMPORTANT: You need to keep a copy of your students RFA form on hand in case changes need to be made. Please also keep a BLANK COPY (click here for one) of the RFA on your computer in case your student needs to make changes once he/she arrives at the study abroad site.
Please also note that although students only take 4-6 courses while studying abroad, they MUST get 10-12 courses pre-approved to allow for flexibility should the student need to change a course.
Below is a sample of a form that is correctly filled out. Please follow this format:
WRITING STUDENT REFERENCES IN THE STUDIO ABROAD APPLICATION SYSTEM
As part of the application process for study abroad programs, students are required to request a reference from a faculty member. We appreciate your support in this process, as the reference is a vital part of our application review. We use these recommendations not only to determine student eligibility, but they are also submitted as part of the application materials sent to our partner universities and affiliate programs.
Students must submit recommendation requests via their application online. If you are asked to submit a recommendation for a student, you will be notified via a generated email from the website. In your email, you will find instructions on how to complete the recommendation form.
PROPOSE A FACULTY-LED PROGRAM
We encourage all Endicott faculty to consider leading one of these unique, 3-credit intensive courses abroad. For more information about Faculty-led Programs, please contact the Office of International Education to set up an exploratory meeting or seek assistance with a proposal.
Please keep in mind that if you want to run a faculty-led program, it needs to be presented at least 18 months in advance.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
The Office of International Education appreciates your help in promoting international education across Endicott College. If you ever wish to collaborate, or have any ideas on intercultural events, activities, guest speakers, etc., please let us know and we would love to work with you! Please also visit our 'Events' page where you can view all upcoming events that we are hosting and feel free to attend!