While the opportunity to apply for study abroad is available to all qualified William Jewell students, participation is not guaranteed. To be approved, you must meet Jewell’s minimum eligibility criteria and demonstrate that you will benefit both academically and personally from the study-abroad experience.

  1. The minimum eligibility requirements for study abroad are as follows:
    • Completion of a minimum of 42 credits prior to participation in the program
    • Completion of Level One of the Core Curriculum prior to participation in the program
    • Minimum institutional GPA of 3.0. (Students required to study abroad by their declared major who have an institutional GPA below 3.0 must submit with their application an additional letter of support from the major’s department chair.)
    • Completion of at least two semesters of satisfactory full-time coursework on Jewell’s campus before departure
    • In good academic, disciplinary and financial standing
  2. The proposed study abroad program should represent a well-defined continuation of a William Jewell liberal arts education and the individual student’s academic program.
  3. The student’s record should demonstrate clear evidence of college-level preparation and academic achievement (e.g. GPA, relevant coursework) appropriate to the proposed study abroad program and the specific course of study on that program.