All Arts and Sciences students pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (Artium Baccalaureus) or Honors Bachelor of Arts (Artium Baccalaureus Honoris) degree. Requirements for these degrees are described in the Curriculum and Curricular Requirements and Special Degree Programs sections of this Catalogue. Both degrees are designed to ensure that students develop strong foundational skills as they pursue a course of study that is appropriately broad, but with an area of specialization. Foundational skills -- including expository writing, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, decision making and values, and oral communication -- are taught and reinforced in courses across the curriculum. Breadth of knowledge and an understanding of diverse methods of academic inquiry are encouraged through the College's other general education requirements. Specialization is emphasized within the College's majors, minors, and practical concentrations. Students may also construct and seek approval for a self-designed major that integrates courses from multiple departments.
All first-year students enroll in a Rollins Conference Course during the fall semester. The faculty member teaching this seminar course serves as the student's academic advisor. Upperclass peer mentors assist with Rollins Conference Courses and help first-year students make the transition to college life and work.
By the end of the first year, students are encouraged to choose an academic advisor in their probable, or chosen, major field of study. Advisors assist students in designing a thoughtful course of study in light of life and career goals. They work with students in regard to course selection and registration, dropping and adding courses, selecting a major area of study, and improving study skills. An important part of this process involves consideration of a student's interests, aspirations, and abilities. The Office of Career Services provides additional programs to help students reflect on and understand their individual abilities and interests.
In addition, students may seek assistance from the staff of the Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center. Academic counselors in this Center support and supplement the faculty advising system, while providing advice and counsel on a wide variety of academic and personal matters.
Although Rollins provides an extensive network of faculty advisors and professional staff, the responsibility for meeting all requirements for graduation, both in general education curriculum and major program requirements, rests solely with each student. The Office of Student Records provides on its web site (www.rollins.edu/studentrecords) academic advising transcripts and general education summary reports available to students and faculty advisors. These reports are updated each term after final grades are posted and after most transfer work has been received. Students are responsible for monitoring progress toward meeting all requirements.
The Conference is a seminar class in which approximately sixteen first-year students meet with a member of the faculty to explore a topic in the faculty member's area of expertise. Faculty instructors are drawn from the full range of academic disciplines -- encompassing the arts, the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences -- and include some of Rollins most distinguished faculty.
Conference topics are selected to be interesting, relevant, and challenging. Students are encouraged to think rigorously through reading and writing assignments and in discussion; and skills are emphasized that enhance the students' ability to succeed at Rollins. Throughout the first semester, the Conference professor also joins students in educational and social activities, and experiences that supplement and enhance the course. These might include film and theatre excursions, field trips, dinners and other social activities, and career exploration activities.
The Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center, located on the second floor of Mills Memorial Building, is a comprehensive academic support center with programs designed to challenge students to take responsibility for their own learning, and to provide students with tools and feedback for developing learning strategies to achieve academic success.
The Writing Center, staffed by trained peer consultants from across the curriculum, welcomes writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming, to revising, to final editing. Writers of all abilities benefit from putting their work before an audience. Through one-on-one conversations and occasional group sessions, consultants serve Arts and Sciences, Hamilton Holt School, and Master of Liberal Studies students, sharing strategies, questioning rhetorical choices, and summarizing their discussions for both clients and faculty members.
The Peer Tutoring Program hires and trains faculty-nominated peer tutors to help students understand and improve learning in specific courses. Since peer tutors have recently succeeded in these courses, they can often convince student clients to try more effective and efficient reading, learning, and problem-solving techniques. They then monitor students strategic use of these skills in later sessions, both individual and group. In addition, tutors give feedback on students understanding of course concepts in the early stages of writing. Professors and student clients receive copies of tutoring notes made during each session.
Academic Advising Support Services assist faculty advisors in helping students clarify and set academic goals, interpreting general academic requirements, and developing strategies for success. Professional staff provide advising support for students experiencing academic difficulty, students submitting academic appeals, first-year and transfer student registration, and for students pursing the Accelerated Management Program. Other services include workshops and instructional sessions on time management, study skills, academic and career planning, test anxiety, and reading and note-taking strategies.
International Student Services provides a variety of services for international students planning on enrolling or enrolled at Rollins College. The office acts as a resource center for students, faculty, and administrators and seeks to develop a supportive on-going relationship with each international student. The International Student Services Coordinator helps students understand how to maintain legal immigration status, obtain legal employment authorization, and learn more about U.S. culture and higher education.
Services for Students with Disabilities provides assistance to students with documented disabilities as they become independent and successful learners within the academically competitive environment of the College. It is the responsibility of the student who will be seeking accommodations for a disability to contact the Disability Services Coordinator. For more information on policies and procedures, please visit our web site (http:www.rollins.edu/student-success/disability-services/disability-services.html).
For more information, or to make an appointment, call (407) 646-2354.
The Office of External and Competitive Scholarships provides information and support to students applying for prestigious honor scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall. Professional staff provide information on scholarship possibilities and deadlines, consultation on personal statements, and support during the scholarship process. Information about scholarships is available in the office as well as through the website at: http://www.rollins.edu/external-competitive-scholarships/.
The Office of Career Services assists students and alumni in the career development process, focusing on self-assessment, career exploration, and career decision-making. The center provides a variety of services and resources including career counseling and planning, career information programs, experiential education and identification of employment opportunities. These services and resources are delivered in ways designed to reinforce the personal, social and intellectual development fostered by a liberal arts education.
For further information, contact the Office of Career Services, (407) 646-2195, or see the Career Services web site: www.rollins.edu/careerservices.
The Center for Prelaw Advising at Rollins is designed to help prepare students for admission to law school. Students who have an interest (even if tentative) in attending law school following graduation from Rollins are encouraged to register at the Center early in the freshman year. Students will, at their request, receive assistance during their years at Rollins in addressing questions, choosing courses, and otherwise preparing for law school.
The Center offers:
For further information, contact Dr. Eric Smaw, Director of Prelaw Advising, (407) 691-1752.
The Rollins Health Professions Advising Program is designed to help students prepare for admission into schools of human medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, physical therapy, physician's assistant, and other health-related graduate programs. As it takes a minimum of two years to meet entrance requirements of these professional schools, students are encouraged to register with the Chief Health Professions Advisor and begin the appropriate course of study early in their college careers. The Health Professions Advising Program is coordinated by the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), which may be composed of faculty from the natural sciences, humanities, or social sciences.
The Committee and the Chief Health Professions Advisor provide the following services.
For further information, contact Dr. Judy Schmalstig, Chief Health Professions Advisor, (407) 646-2340.
When Rollins College was founded in 1885, its library collection consisted of a Bible and a dictionary. More than 100 years later, students have at their disposal considerable library resources ranging from ancient tomes to the latest technology in information retrieval.
The Olin Library, a $4.7 million gift of the F.W. Olin Foundation, was dedicated in 1985. Rising impressively near the shores of Lake Virginia, the four-level, 54,000-square-foot structure retains the Spanish Colonial architecture that dominates the campus. A second gift of $2.7 million established the Olin Electronic Research and Information Center. The Center features the latest technology, including computer workstations, a variety of software applications, online databases, full Internet access, color printers, and digitizing equipment. These tools facilitate students creativity as they pursue research questions, and prepare multimedia presentations and Web pages.
The Library's collections reflect the liberal arts mission of the College and strongly support the curriculum through a generous budget. Holdings currently include more than 303,000 volumes, 1,600 periodical and serial subscriptions, 13,200 periodicals available through electronic resources, 42,000 government documents, a number of special collections, and hundreds of compact discs, digital video discs, and videotapes.
The College Archives and Special Collections Department, housed on the first floor of the Olin Library, provides further opportunities for research in rare books and manuscripts and the historical records of Rollins College. Special collections emphasize the liberal arts character of the Library. Examples include the William Sloane Kennedy bequest of Whitmaniana; the Jesse B. Rittenhouse library of modern poetry and literature, including her correspondence with many literary personalities; the Mead and Nehrling horticultural papers; and an outstanding collection of Floridiana. The Archives offer a wealth of information to local historians, collecting both documents of the institution and extensive holdings on the history of Winter Park.
The Library faculty are information professionals who, in addition to providing individual reference and research consultation, teach courses in research methods to Rollins undergraduate and graduate students. The Olin Library is an integral part of the instructional, intellectual, and cultural life of Rollins College.
For further information, call (407) 646-2521.
Rollins has made a significant investment in technology during the past several years. All residence hall rooms, as well as classrooms and labs are connected by wireless and wired to the campus network and to the Internet.
Several computer labs provide general and special-use facilities for students. Public labs are available in the Bush Science Center, Cornell Hall for Social Sciences, and the Olin Library's Electronic Research and Information Center. These labs are networked to printing facilities, the campus network, and the Internet. Computers for writing and quantitative learning instruction are available in the Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center in the Mills Memorial Center.
Public computers are also available in the Olin Library and Cornell Campus Center to provide convenient Internet and e-mail access. Most computer labs along with the Student Help Desk are available more than 90 hours each week, with 24 hour access available, in the Olin Electronic Research and Information Center.
More than 90-percent of Rollins students either bring their own computer to campus or purchase or rent computers through the College. Information on computer sales and rentals is provided to incoming students with their matriculation information and is offered to current students periodically during the school year. While both Macintosh and Windows computers are used on campus, preferences of Rollins faculty and students closely match those of the computer market in general; Windows PCs are the preferred platform for most, with the vast majority of computer software being used by faculty available in that format.
A variety of microcomputer software is available in the labs, including word processing, multi-media and web design, programming languages, statistical packages, and discipline-specific software for individual courses. E-mail and Web page storage for student web sites is provided to all students and accessible on the Rollins Web server at http://www.rollins.edu.
The Department of Information Technology offers courses throughout the year, both credit and non-credit, on topics such as Using the World Wide Web for Research, Digital Video, and Creating Home Pages on the World Wide Web.
Opportunities for student employment are varied within Information Technology, and include Web page design and writing, student lab assistants, and Help Desk and computer hardware consultants. In addition, IT grants are offered to about a dozen incoming students with strong interests in computer technology; information on this program is available from the Office of Admissions.
For additional information, contact the Department of Information Technology at (407) 628-6326.
The College's Department of Presentation Systems, housed in the Bush Science Center, provides instructional support for a wide range of materials and information in audio, visual, and other non-print formats. The department supports various media-equipped classrooms and advises the student-operated cable television channel.
The traditional, four-year curriculum offered at Rollins is enriched by many special academic programs, most administered by Rollins and some sponsored by other institutions. Students may participate in various programs while in residence at the College, or enroll in programs that involve living at other colleges or traveling abroad.
Independent Studies offer students an opportunity for specialized study and are meant to encourage intellectual curiosity, initiative, and sustained effort. Independent Studies (classified either as tutorials or research projects) must be sponsored by a faculty member, and approved by an academic department and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Proposal forms for Independent Studies are available (in electronic form suitable for download) on the Student Records web site (www.rollins.edu/studentrecords).
Working under the close supervision of a faculty member, students read primary and secondary material, and/or work in a laboratory or studio setting. Evaluation is usually based on a paper, an examination, or both. A tutorial cannot normally duplicate a course that is offered regularly. The student must meet formally with the instructor a minimum of one hour per week. Normally, sophomore status is required.
To qualify, students already must have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to do the research. This implies that the research is in the major (or in a closely allied field), and that the student has achieved junior or senior status. Such projects usually involve original research with primary materials or original work in the laboratory or studio.
"An internship is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience" (The National Society for Experiential Education). Internships are viewed as being an integral part of a student' s academic program. The Rollins Academic Internship Program enhances students' internship experience through in-depth reflection and critical analysis of the work environment. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous internship opportunities approved for academic credit through the Office of Academic Internships and the Office of Career Services. With the appropriate consents, students also have the option of developing their own internships locally, at home, or abroad for academic credit. In addition, students can earn academic credit for structured, study abroad internships approved through the Office of Academic Internships and Office of International Programs. Again, all internships for academic credit must be pre-approved and no credit will be granted retroactively.
In order to be eligible for the Academic Internship Program (AIP), a student must have earned a minimum of 30 (thirty) semester hours of credit and not be on academic or judicial probation during the semester in which they are enrolled for the internship. Students may enroll in one (1) academic internship per semester, and a maximum of four (4) semester hours of credit may be earned for any internship in a single semester. A student who completes the same internship multiple terms may only receive academic credit for that internship during one (1) term. A maximum of 12 (twelve) semester hours of internship credit may be applied towards graduation. Appeals to these academic policies should be submitted to the Academic Appeals Committee through the Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center.
A student may enroll in an academic internship during a regular semester (fall or spring) or during the summer. A student may earn two, three, or four (2, 3, or 4) semester hours of academic credit for an internship. Each credit hour requires a minimum of 40 hours of work at the internship site within the dates of the semester. Students should submit an Intent to Register Form and a Credit Approval Form to the Office of Career Services by the published registration deadline for each semester. If the internship has not previously been approved for academic credit, an Internship Posting Form must also be submitted before the published deadline. All forms and published deadlines may be found on the Office of Career Services' website http://www.rollins.edu/careerservices/ .
The Director of Academic Internships or a designated faculty member supervises students enrolled in academic internships. This individual maintains contact with both the student and the host organization, and makes decisions regarding the granting of credit at the end of each semester. The requirements for the successful completion of an internship include, attending a mandatory orientation, working a minimum of 40 hours per semester hour earned, and submitting comprehensive reflection assignments that may include: writing reflective journals, establishing learning objectives, submitting evaluations, and a final paper. The summer internship course requires a matriculation fee. The semester dates for summer academic internships are set by the designated internship instructor, and may begin as early as the day after commencement and last up to nine (9) weeks. All credit requirements for summer internships must be completed within the nine-week time period.
Interdisciplinary, Major or Minor Credit
Students may earn interdisciplinary, major, or minor credit by completing an academic internship. Many students choose to complete internships for interdisciplinary credit that does not fulfill major or minor requirements. The grade for an internship is either credit or no-credit (CR/NC) and is listed on the student' s transcript as INTN (or a departmental prefix) 397: Internship.
To receive interdisciplinary credit for an internship, students should take a Credit Approval Form to their Faculty Advisor to secure his/her signature indicating that they are aware their advisee will be completing an internship for academic credit. To receive major or minor credit for an internship, the Credit Approval Form should be signed by both the student' s Faculty Advisor and the Department Chair/Internship Representative. Students should first check with their Faculty Advisor to ensure they have satisfied all department prerequisites to participate in an internship for major or minor credit. Departments approving internships for major or minor credit should adhere to the minimum standards of the Academic Internship Program. The Department Chair/Internship Representative should request to see the internship job description before approving the internship. The Department Chair/Internship Representative have the option to add supplemental requirements in order for the student to receive credit. These additions to the internship syllabus must be communicated both to the student and the Director of Academic Internships prior to starting the internship. Students who earn credit in the major or minor are typically registered for four (4) semester hours. The Department Chair/Internship Representative that has approved major or minor credit should give the final grade approval of CR/NC to the Director of Academic Internships or the designated faculty member supervising the internship course. An internship that is declined for major or minor credit may still be approved for interdisciplinary credit that counts towards students' general elective requirements. International Business majors must have the approval of the Director of International Business Internships prior to pursuing internships intended to fulfill the major requirement.
Approval of Transfer Credit
Internships taken pass/fail (P/F) or credit/no-credit (CR/NC) at other institutions will be awarded academic credit only if certain criteria are met. These criteria are as follows. 1) The internship must be pre-approved by the Director of Academic Internships. 2) The internship course must have a written syllabus stating that it is an academic course, not just a work experience. 3) The requirements for receiving credit must be specified. 4) There must be an academic advisor assigned to the student who will provide continual supervision of the intern during the semester. 5) There must be a minimum of 40 hours of work for each credit hour earned. 6) A maximum of four (4) credit hours will be accepted for credit. 7) The student must establish learning objectives, and those objectives must be evaluated throughout the semester by both the student and the academic advisor to insure that the internship is progressing. 8) A final project must be required. This project could be a paper or a portfolio assessment of the internship experience. The project should stress the learning aspect of the internship and include an assessment of the learning objectives. A journal alone will not be acceptable. The project must be submitted to the Director of Academic Internships for evaluation. 9) The student must receive a satisfactory written evaluation from the internship site. 10) The student must complete all requirements as stated in the syllabus, and must submit a copy of the final project/ paper and written evaluation to the Director of Academic Internships before transfer credit will be approved.
For further information, contact the Office of Career Services, (407) 646-2195.
INTERNATIONAL AND OFF-CAMPUS STUDY
Rollins College is committed to enhancing its international opportunities abroad and on-campus. International study experiences equal in quality and rigor to Rollins' academic programs are an integral component of this mission. A variety of off-campus programs allows eligible Rollins students the opportunity to extend their education beyond the campus. International Programs offers study abroad advising, pre-departure orientation, materials and assistance, and comprehensive support for students before, during and after they are abroad, regardless of the program sponsor. For more detailed information, students may contact the Office of International Programs or visit its website, www.rollins.edu/int-programs.
Students must apply online for any and all programs through Rollins International Programs Application (RIPA), available through Foxlink. The application deadline for winter and spring programs is typically at the end of September or the beginning of October; the deadline for spring break programs is typically in November; and the deadlines for summer, fall and academic year programs are typically in February.
For information regarding financial aid for these programs, see "Aid for Off-Campus Programs" in the Student Financial Aid section of this Catalogue.
Rollins College Approved Semester Programs.
Rollins Approved Semester Programs are offered in a wide variety of locations around the world, including two programs in the US. These programs are offered in cooperation with institutions and organizations overseas and in the United States and they have been carefully reviewed, selected and developed with the Rollins mission and Rollins students in mind. Students accepted into these programs may apply their Rollins, Federal, and state financial aid (exceptions may include work study, academic department and athletic scholarships), to the program cost: a flat fee equivalent to regular Rollins tuition, room, and board. All earned grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average and are counted towards President’s List and Dean’s List. Courses are either considered Rollins courses, or may be approved as transfer credits: this varies by program; see the individual program descriptions below for further details. For any credits that are accepted as transfer credits, grades lower than a C- will still display on the Rollins transcript and be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Unless otherwise noted below in the individual program descriptions, students may participate in an Approved Semester Program for either the fall or spring semester, or for the full Academic year.
General Requirements for Admission: good academic and social standing, clean conduct record at Rollins College, sophomore standing or above, minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
Additional Requirements for Admission: individual programs may have additional requirements including program-specific GPA and language requirements. See the individual program descriptions below for further details.
Rollins College Approved Summer Programs.
Currently Rollins offers two Approved Summer Programs: Verano Español in Madrid, Spain, led by Professor Alberto Prieto-Calixto; and Live, Learn and Labor: Latin-America, led by Professor Cecilia McInnis-Bowers. Courses on these programs are considered Rollins College courses and grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average. General Requirements for Admission: good academic and social standing, clean conduct record at Rollins College, sophomore standing or above, minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
Field Study Courses.
Short courses taught by Rollins faculty are offered each year in diverse international locations for one and a half to four weeks during winter break, over spring break, or at various points throughout the summer break. Field course offerings and credit varies from year to year. Field studies are either connected to fall or spring term courses or function as stand-alone courses; students typically earn two (2) to four (4) semester hours of credit for field study courses. Travel costs range from $1,500 to $4,500 per course and limited need-based scholarships are available. These courses are Rollins College courses and grades are factored into the Rollins grade point average. General Requirements for Admission: good academic and social standing, clean conduct record at Rollins College, minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
Academic Appeals for International and Off-Campus Study
Students may consider submitting an academic appeal for the following issues that may arise before, during, or after the semester abroad:
Rollins College will NOT accept appeals for the following:
International Programs coordinates transfer credit approval for other study abroad programs in cooperation with academic departments and the Office of Student Records on a case-by-case basis. Students take a leave of absence to participate and are responsible for a $550 fee for semester and academic year programs, and a $150 fee for summer and short-term programs; credits may be pre-approved as transfer credits but grades are not factored into the Rollins grade point average, and Rollins, Federal, and state financial aid may not be applied. All other transfer credit policies apply.
ISA at the University of Belgrano, Argentina
The semester program at the University of Belgrano through ISA (International Studies Abroad) provides students the opportunity to study for the semester at a highly ranked university in Latin America. Rollins students will have access to a wide variety of courses taught in English and Spanish in a broad range of fields including: Spanish, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Culture, Literature, and Business. Courses are taught by full time faculty at the University, and there are direct enrollment options, in addition to courses with foreign students. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in a month-long intensive Spanish language course which is available immediately prior to the semester. Students will live in homestays as a way to fully integrate into the community. Students will earn sixteen to twenty-two credits. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.5 GPA.
TEAN at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Rollins College partners with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to offer this fall semester only program at the University of Sydney. Students enjoy the benefits of studying at the University of Sydney, with access to all campus courses, facilities and activities, as well as the support of a full time resident director through TEAN. The program emphasizes Australian Studies and students are encouraged to pursue the Australian Studies Minor in conjunction with their study abroad experience. This program allows students to make optimum use of their time "Down Under" through activities and excursions and through living with Australian hosts in Sydney's diverse neighborhoods. Students earn sixteen semester hours of credit and may fulfill general education and major/minor requirements. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.2 GPA; junior standing or above.
TEAN at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Rollins College partners with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to offer this spring semester only program at the University of Newcastle. Students enjoy the benefits of studying at the University of Newcastle, with access to all campus courses, facilities and activities. Students are fully integrated into the University, including living in on-campus residence halls with local and international students. The program emphasizes Australian Studies and students are encouraged to pursue the Australian Studies Minor in conjunction with their study abroad experience. Students earn sixteen semester hours of credit and may fulfill general education and major/minor requirements. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
Rollins in Shanghai, China
The Rollins in Shanghai fall semester only program was designed for Rollins students pursuing Asian Studies, International Business and International Relations, but is also popular with other students in many disciplines because it allows them to make optimum use of their time in the "Middle Kingdom" through a range of cultural and curricular activities and excursions. The goal of the semester is to introduce students to all aspects China and Chinese life. The program is facilitated by the Alliance for Global Education. Students experience the benefits of studying on the campus of host institution, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, with access to all campus facilities and activities, as well as the support of a full time Program Director and local staff. Students normally earn between fourteen and eighteen credits. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA; appropriate experience, one year of Chinese, and a successful interview for students who wish to do the internship component.
Hong Kong Baptist University, China
The Rollins exchange program at Hong Kong Baptist University offers students the opportunity to enroll directly at a prestigious institution in one of the premier economic and cultural centers in modern Asia. Hong Kong Baptist University offers courses in forty majors in the areas of arts, business administration, science, social sciences, and social work. Many classes are taught in English, and students take courses with local and other international students. Housing is provided in the international student dormitory and exchange students can take advantage of university services and co-curricular activities and opportunities for students. Students typically earn twelve credits. All credits earned at Hong Kong Baptist University will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.5 GPA.
Hollins in Paris, France
Hollins University was among the first colleges in the nation to offer an international study program in Paris in 1955. A distinctive study abroad program, it is designed to be flexible in curriculum and builds around the interests of students. Students experience the city of Paris with courses that take them right into the daily lives of its inhabitants. This program is available to students at an intermediate level of French. All courses are taught in French. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA; two semesters of intermediate French or the equivalent.
Jacobs University, Germany
The Rollins College study abroad program at Jacobs University offers students the opportunity to directly enroll at a prestigious German University for the fall semester. Participants in the program are fully integrated—they live in residence halls on campus, take courses with Germans and other international students, and are able to take advantage of all the activities and services offered through the University. A semester at Jacobs is an excellent fit for students who are studying International Business, the natural sciences, the humanities, the social sciences and, of course, German language and German culture. All courses are taught in English with the exception of language courses. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits; grades will display on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
Junior Year in Munich, Germany
Rollins College partners with Wayne State University to offer students to opportunity to spend the spring semester only immersed in German culture and language through Junior Year in Munich (JYM). Students on the JYM program will take language courses through JYM, as well as direct enrolling into standard University courses at one of Germany’s premier institutions, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU Munich). Rollins students on this program will start the semester in Münster where they will take an intensive four-week German language course at the Kapito Sprachshule. After experiencing life in Münster, students will travel to Munich to begin the semester at JYM. All credits earned on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits and the grades are factored into the Rollins GPA with the exception of the four-credit course at Kapito which will appear on the Rollins transcript as a Credit/No Credit Rollins course. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA; junior standing or above; two years of German or the equivalent.
College Year in Athens, Greece
College Year in Athens (CYA) provides students with the resources to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. It is administered for Rollins by Southwestern University. Students studying the classics, as well as majors in anthropology/ethnography, art history, European studies, history, international relations, literature, philosophy, political science and religious studies will find excellent course options on the program. Classes are taught in English and include field trips to historical sites and museums as well as more extended field studies designed to introduce students to Greece and the Greek islands. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.8 GPA.
National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland
Rollins College offers students the opportunity to study at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth for an academic year or a semester. Students will be fully integrated into the University with access to numerous courses in a wide range of fields including literature, business, music, biology. The University also offers unique certificate programs in fields like Irish Studies. In addition, students will be housed in on-campus residence halls and will have access to all University events, services and support. The program location in a small, historic town just thirty minutes outside Dublin allows students to experience both small-town Irish life and the cosmopolitan city of Dublin. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Rollins College offers students the opportunity to study at Tel Aviv University for an academic year or a semester. Program highlights include: courses in English in a range of academic fields, language options in Hebrew and Arabic, program location in the vibrant cultural capital of Israel, and excursions to sites of interest around Israel. Visiting study abroad students at Tel Aviv University are housed within the Overseas Students Program. There are many opportunities for integration with local and other international students and visiting students live in on-campus housing with other US and international students. Students start each semester with an intensive language course in Hebrew. Special program options at Tel Aviv include the “Voyage to Medicine” program for pre-med students and options for volunteering. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy
The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS) was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities; the number of member institutions has now grown to over 100. It provides undergraduate students with an opportunity in Rome to study ancient history and archaeology, Greek and Latin literature, and ancient art. Many classicists currently in the field are alumni of the ICCS Rome program and look back fondly on their experience at the Centro. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.2 GPA.
Trinity in Rome, Italy
Trinity College's Rome Campus, established in 1970, offers an outstanding educational opportunity in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, where glorious treasures and haunting ruins of several magnificent civilizations are stage to a vibrant, modern capital. Students enjoy a superb location, excellent teachers, a broad liberal arts curriculum, stimulating fieldwork in Rome, the city’s lively cosmopolitan culture, and faculty-led academic excursions to Venice, Florence, and Naples/Pompeii/Capri. In a typical semester, the Rome Campus has approximately 60 participants, drawn from America’s finest colleges. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
ISA at the American University of Rome, Italy
ISA partners with the American University of Rome to provide students with an integrated study abroad experience at an accredited institution with a wide variety of quality courses. ISA staff members in Rome provide excellent student support and offer cultural activities and excursions for students within and outside of Rome. The American University of Rome is a small, internationally-recognized liberal arts institution with a diverse faculty and student body. All courses except language courses are taught in English. Academic fields at AUR include Art History, Archeology and Classes, Business Studies, Communications and English, International Relations, Italian Studies and Fine Arts. Students on the program live in apartments in Roman neighborhoods with other US students. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.8 GPA.
Kansai Gaidai University, Japan
The Rollins exchange program at Kansai Gaidai in Osaka, Japan provides an incredible opportunity for students interested in Japanese language and culture and students broadly interested in Asian Studies. Courses taught in English are offered in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business/Economics, with a special focus on Asia in all courses. Many courses offer field trips that are integrated into the curriculum. Students can choose to live in on campus in the international student dormitory or at a homestay. Students have many opportunities to meet local students through Friendship Programs and other campus activities. Previous study of Japanese is not required, though students must take Spoken Japanese while studying at Kansai Gaidai. Typically students earn fourteen to sixteen credits for one semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
University of Oviedo, Spain
The program at the University of Oviedo offers options for the intensive study of Spanish language and culture and direct enrollment (spring semester only) and a combination of the two. All courses in the language and culture program are taught in Spanish; direct enrollment courses are offered in both Spanish and English in a range of majors. The University of Oviedo is a major university located in Asturias in northern Spain and boasting more than 44,000 students enrolled in thirty-five departments. Students who complete the program earn academic credit equal to sixteen to twenty-four semester hours. Rollins students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish may apply up to three of their courses in Oviedo, with the exception of Spanish literature. Students live with Spanish hosts and participate in a varied cultural program during the semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.7 GPA.
CAPA Semester and Internship in London, United Kingdom
This program is facilitated by CAPA International Education, a leading provider of internship and study abroad programs. Students have the option of participating in an internship and internship course, and taking two other courses; participating in a service-learning course and experience and taking two other courses; or taking four to five courses. All courses are offered through CAPA. Internships are available in education, film, finance, government, health care, journalism, law, marketing, museums, radio, and social services, and many more fields. Students may choose to live in centrally located apartments in London with other program participants or in a homestay with a local family. Students who successfully complete all aspects of the program receive twelve to fifteen semester hours. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 2.8 GPA; appropriate experience and a successful interview for students who wish to do the internship component.
Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
The Rollins Semester program at Queen Mary provides students the opportunity to study for the semester or the full academic year at an institution rated among the top fifteen in the United Kingdom. Queen Mary is located in the diverse East End neighborhood of London and is unique to central London institutions due to its lovely and contained urban campus close to all London has to offer. Rollins students will have access to a wide variety of courses in a broad range of fields including: English, Drama, Film, Biological Sciences, Psychology, History and Political Science. Students live in dormitories on the Queen Mary campus and are fully integrated into University life. Students typically earn twelve to sixteen credits for one semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.2 GPA; junior standing or above.
Lancaster University, United Kingdom
The Rollins Semester program at Lancaster University provides students the opportunity to study for the semester or the full academic year at a leading teaching and research university recently ranked ninth among all UK universities as a research institution. Rollins students will find a wide variety of courses in a broad range of academic fields, which makes the program a strong fit for students looking for fulfill major and minor requirements. Students live in residence halls on the beautiful campus located in the lake district of England, famed for its picturesque landscapes. Students are integrated fully into life on campus and can easily become involved in the many extracurricular activities available to students. Typically students earn twelve to sixteen credits for one semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
Washington D.C. Internship Program, United States
The Washington semester program at American University lets students intern in Washington while taking seminars with guest speakers from the realms of foreign and domestic politics, law and jurisprudence, international business and trade, journalism, economic policy, peace and conflict resolution, and more. Students live on campus at American University located in the Georgetown area. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
Duke Marine Lab, United States
Duke Marine Lab is a campus of Duke University and a unit within the Nicholas School of the Environment. The mission is education, research, and service to understand marine systems, including the human component, and to develop approaches for marine conservation and restoration. Today, the Marine Laboratory operates year round to provide educational, training, and research opportunities to about 3,500 persons annually, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in the university's academic programs; visiting student groups who use the laboratory's facilities; and scientists who come from North America and abroad to conduct their own research. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
School for International Training (SIT), Varied Locations
SIT offers more than 70 semester, summer, and academic year study abroad programs focused on a range of critical global issues. Programs foster academic rigor, intensive cultural immersion, substantial community involvement, and an emphasis on field-based research. The program curriculum incorporates classroom instruction and field study. Students typically live in homestays; take intensive language classes; and conduct an Independent Research Project: an intensive case study, practicum, or community project. Students typically earn sixteen credits for the semester. All credits earned on this program will appear on the Rollins transcript and will be factored into the Rollins grade point average. Additional Requirements for Admission: minimum 3.0 GPA.
Rollins Approved Summer Program: Verano Español in Madrid
Rollins offers a six-week faculty-led summer language and culture study program, and a six-week language study and internship program, both hosted by don Quijote Language School in Madrid, Spain. Local instructors teach courses in Spanish language at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students live with Spanish hosts and participate in group lunches, excursions to historic and cultural sites in and around Madrid as well as a day trip to Toledo and a long weekend excursion to Candelario. A Rollins College Spanish faculty member accompanies the group and provides academic and program oversight. Students receive up to eight semester hours of Rollins credit. Additional Requirements for Admission for Internship Track: minimum 3.0 GPA; one 300-level Spanish course.
Rollins Approved Summer Program: Live, Learn and Labor: Latin-America
Students on this faculty-led program will engage in site visits to International and local business enterprises, sustainability initiatives, cooperatives, eco-tourism initiatives, U.S. and Costa Rican government offices, and historical and cultural sites; and will attend guest lectures by area specialists. Students will experience language and cultural immersion via daily study of Business Spanish and homestays. Rollins College offers two tracks for the Latin-American Business Environments summer program in Costa Rica: Latin-American Business Environments is designed for students interested in business and Latin-America who wish to spend two and a half weeks in Costa Rica studying business and earn four INB credits; the Internship Extension offers INB majors the change to participate in an intensive, full-time five-week internship for four credits after the conclusion of the four-credit INB course. Additional Requirements for Admission for Internship Track: minimum 3.0 GPA; one 200-level Spanish course.
Service-learning offers students an opportunity to combine classroom theory and knowledge with practical community experience. In service-learning courses, students will, as part of the class, spend time volunteering in the community. Service-learning is the various pedagogies that link community service and academic study so that each strengthens the other. The basic theory of service-learning is Dewey's: the interaction of knowledge and skills with experience is key to learning. Students learn best not by reading the Great Books in a closed room but by opening the doors and windows of experience (Thomas Ehrlich, in Barbara Jacoby and Associates, Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices, San Francisco, California, Jossey-Bass, 1996).
For more information on service-learning courses at Rollins College, please contact the Office of Community Engagement, (407) 975-6406, or see www.rollins.edu/communityengagement.