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Center for International Studies
Providence College
Harkins Hall 215​​
Phone: (401) 865-2114
Fax: (401) 865-2455

Administrative Coordinator
 
 
Allie Agati
Study Abroad Advisor
 
 
Assistant Dean (PDSO / RO)
 
 
Dean​

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Study Abroad Costs

The cost of a summer, semester, or year abroad varies based on program fees, location, and each student’s individual financial aid package. 

Semester and Academic Year Cost

Providence College uses a Home School Tuition Policy for Fall/Spring and Academic Year students. This means that students receive two (2) invoices for the study abroad semester or year. Students pay regular PC tuition and the $1,000 PC Study Abroad Fee to Providence College. Students pay all non-tuition program costs, including a non-refundable deposit, directly to the program provider or host institution. Non-tuition costs may include, but are not limited to, housing, health insurance, and orientation. Providence college pays the program for tuition costs only, up to the PC tuition rate. 

Please view the Home School Tuition Policy FAQ for more information.

Summer Cost

For traditional summer study abroad programs, students receive two (2) invoices for study abroad. Students pay the $200 PC Short-Term Program Study Abroad Fee to Providence College. Students pay all other program costs (including tuition, housing, health insurance, orientation) directly to the program provider or host institution.

For PC faculty-led Maymester or summer study abroad programs, students pay all program costs to Providence College. The $200 PC Short-Term Program Study Abroad is waived for students participating in short-term faculty-led programs.

Additional Expenses

Students should budget for other expenses not included in their program's cost. These expenses include, but are not limited to: passport and visa fees, roundtrip airfare, independent travel, meals (in most cases), and textbooks. Please see below for more information on financial aid and scholarships.

Study Abroad Fee

Semester & Academic Year Fee

All students participating on Fall/Spring or Academic Year study abroad programs are assessed a one-time study abroad fee of $1000 by Providence College.  Students will be invoiced in the billing cycle immediately prior to the study abroad semester or year. 
 
With this fee, students:
 
  • Maintain their status as full-time enrolled students at Providence College.
  • Retain course registration priority, as established for their Class Year.
  • Retain housing priority status, for those in residence-on-campus.
  • Have access, while abroad, to CyberFriar, Sakai, HELIN Library Catalog and Subject Databases, as well as their PC email account.
  • Have access, while abroad, to their academic advisor and to the services of the Center for International Studies and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate & Graduate Studies.
  • Receive faculty review, articulation, and approval of courses taken abroad, the processing of academic credit earned abroad,  and the posting of all credit and grades earned on their PC transcript by the Office of Enrollment Services.
  • Are provided with academic oversight of programs and periodic on-site evaluation visits by the Center for International Studies and PC faculty.
 
PC Tuition and the study abroad fee will be billed by, and paid to, Providence College.  All other program expenses (non-tuition fees) will be invoiced by and paid directly to the program provider or host institution. Providence College will not waive the fee for any semester or academic year study abroad students.
 
 

Short-Term Program Study Abroad Fee

 
All students participating on non-PC summer or winter intersession study abroad programs are assessed a study abroad fee of $200 by Providence College. Short-term study abroad students are those who have been approved by the Center for International Studies to participate in a credit-bearing summer or winter intersession program not led by Providence College faculty or staff.
 
With this fee, students:
  • Are provided with review of their program selection by the Center for International Studies for acceptable academic and safety standards.
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  • Have the ability to transfer credits from short-term study abroad to Providence College.                       The fee also allows for the processing and posting of academic credit earned abroad on their PC transcript by the Office of Enrollment Services, provided that the student receives a grade of "C" or higher. Grades will appear as "T" for transfer credit and will not be factored into the cumulative GPA.
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  • Receive departmental and Core Curriculum Committee review, articulation, and approval of courses taken abroad.
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  • Have access, while abroad, to the services and assistance of the Center for International Studies and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.
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  • Have access, while abroad, to CyberFriar, Sakai, HELIN Library Catalog and Subject Databases, as well as their PC email account.
 
Providence College will not waive the fee for any short-term study abroad student who has been approved to participate in a non-PC international program during summer or winter intersession.
  
 
Financial Aid
 
Under the Home School Tuition Policy, financial aid is portable to the study abroad semester or academic year.
  • All eligible institutional aid, scholarships, grants, and loans for need or for merit are applied to study abroad.  
  • Financial aid is first applied to PC tuition and the PC Study Abroad Fee.

For specific questions regarding aid, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at (401) 865–2286.  For a complete explanation of study abroad financial aid policies and required paperwork, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

Please view the Financial Aid Study Abroad FAQ for more information.
 
 

Scholarships

 
View our Study Abroad Scholarships page for a list of available scholarship opportunities.
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