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Deadlines and requirements are program-specific so please carefully review the information below and on the program pages.

Application Process

  1. Access your FoxLink account
  2. Click on the Student Life tab
  3. Locate the Study Abroad RIPA Application portal in the middle of the page
  4. Click on "RIPA Application"
  5. Click on "create a new application"
  6. Then choose your program from the list.  Once you choose a program, you will see a list of necessary forms.
  7. Please Note: You will be automatically charged a non-refundable $30 application fee.


Spring 2024 Semester Programs: September 25, 2023
Non-Rollins Spring 2024 Semester Programs & Winter 2024 Field Studies: September 25, 2023
Spring Break 2024 & select Summer 2024 Field Studies: October 30, 2023
Summer 2024 Approved Programs & select Summer 2024 Field Studies: February 12, 2024
Fall 2024 Semester Programs: February 23, 2024
Non-Rollins Fall 2024 Semester Programs: April 15, 2024
Non-Rollins Summer 2024 Programs: April 30, 2024 (NOTE that if you wish to apply for a scholarship through Rollins for these programs, the deadline is April 5, 2024.)
Select Winter 2024-25 Field Studies: TBD - early April, 2024

Follow the IP deadlines for all programs (even if the program itself has a different deadline)


Application Fee

There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for all study abroad programs. This fee covers the expenses associated with our online application system and also supports student scholarships for study abroad. Once you start the RIPA process, you will be automatically charged this fee.  The fee is non-refundable! Do not start a RIPA until you are certain that you wish to apply to a specific program.  If you apply for multiple programs during the same term, you will only be charged one application fee. For example, if you apply in the fall semester for a winter field study and a spring semester program, you will only pay one application fee.



General Requirements for Admission

Minimum Cumulative GPA Requirements
- Field Study: 2.0
- Rollins Approved Summer Programs: 2.5
- Rollins Approved Semester Programs: 2.5
Consult program-specific requirements as individual programs may have different minimum GPAs

Minimum General Requirements (applies to ALL study abroad and field study programs)
- Clean record with the Office of Community Standards
- Good academic and College standing
- Professional application: materials are submitted on-time, are edited before submission, and are thorough and thoughtful.
- For Semester Programs: Have completed two semesters at Rollins or another college or University prior to the semester abroad.

Program Specific Requirements: Some programs require academic references, a meeting with IP staff, a resume and cover letter, an interview with the faculty leader, and/or language requirements. Pay close attention to the specific application requirements of your program and apply before the application deadline. Please Note: Due to limits in the available spots on each program, even if students meet the minimum requirements to apply it does not guarantee a spot on the program. Applicants who apply but do not meet the minimum criteria will only be considered if spots are available after the application deadline and may be required to complete an additional advising appointment or interview. All IP admissions, scholarship selection, and hiring criteria are intended to be justifiable, consistent, and objective. When making admissions decisions, scholarship allocations and in hiring practices, IP and our program leaders do not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  However, in certain cases the program structure may necessitate consideration in admissions decisions towards gender (for budgeted double rooms), physical ability (if the program includes required physical activity) and/or other identities or attributes.  In these cases, IP and our program leaders will aim to be as transparent as possible and to consider and advise applicants on a case-by-case basis. 

Requirements for Holt Students

Eligibility: To apply for any study abroad or field study program, Holt School students must currently be enrolled in a degree program, and in good academic and college standing.
Credit: Undergraduate students are encouraged to meet with their Holt adviser to determine how field study credits will apply to their degree program.  Holt graduate students must receive graduate program approval to participate in an undergraduate field study course.  Financial support will only be considered if the student receives graduate-level credit and the course is used to satisfy current graduate program requirements.
- College of Liberal Arts Field Study: Holt students will pay the same price as CLA students
- Holt Field Study: Will cost the same as standard Holt tuition for the relevant number of credits plus a program fee.
- Semester Study Abroad: If a Holt student is accepted into an Approved Semester Program the cost is equivalent to the cost of an academic semester in the College of Liberal Arts (standard room & board plus tuition)
- Holt students participating in any program are eligible for partial scholarships from International Programs and the Holt School

Appeals to International Programs Policies

The Office of International Programs has a number of student policies governing application and acceptance; program payments, scholarships, withdrawals and refunds; transfer and approval of grades and credits from abroad; and student conduct for study away and program dismissals. All of these policies for students are published on the website and/or in the written pre-departure materials provided to all outbound study abroad students. Appeals to any Office of International Programs policy must be made in writing to the Director of International Programs. To request an appeal for minimum GPA requirements to a specific program, Community Standards violations, or class standing complete and submit the Appeal for Exception Form. Some appeals, such as for a GPA below the minimum for semester approved programs, may require additional approval outside of International Programs. Appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the Director of International Programs may request additional information and/or request an interview with the complainant. All policy appeals must be addressed within one year of the original incident or action that prompts the complaint.

Policy Violations

Policy or Conduct Violation

Students who have a major policy/conduct violation on their record within 12 months prior to an application deadline may not be eligible to participate in a study abroad program and may need to complete an appeal for exception form. In addition, students found responsible for major policy violations between acceptance into a program and the program departure could be withdrawn from the program. In such a case, students will still be responsible for any program costs incurred on their behalf.

Major violations include, but are not limited to:

  1. Alcohol – particularly, DUI and/or providing alcohol to minors
  2. Illegal substances
  3. Sexual misconduct
  4. Hazing
  5. Identification cards – possession of a fake ID (felony)
  6. An incident that involves multiple policy violations
  7. An incident that has resulted in the sanction of residence hall dismissal or suspension
  8. Repeat violations for the same offense (i.e. two alcohol violations) or multiple violations during your enrollment at Rollins.

The Office of Community Standards and Responsibility, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will evaluate each violation closely to determine if it is grounds for denial of application or removal from a program. In the case that 12 months have passed since a major violation, Community Standards and IP will also evaluate the situation to determine the student's eligibility.

Academic Honor Code Violations

Students who have an Academic Honor Code (AHC) violation on their record may not be able to participate in a study abroad program. In addition, students found responsible for an AHC violation between acceptance into a program and the program departure could be withdrawn from the program. In such cases, students will still be responsible for any program costs incurred on their behalf.

In cases where a student has an AHC violation, the Office of International Programs, in consultation with the Office of the Dean of Faculty, will evaluate each violation closely to determine if it is grounds for denial of application or removal from a program. In some cases, students may be asked to submit a written appeal to the Director of International Programs.

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