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Application Process for Off-Campus Semesters

Calvin Semester Off-Campus Program

Calvin runs semester programs in Britain, China, France, Ghana, Honduras (development or advanced Spanish), Hungary, Peru, Spain (core or advanced Spanish) and Washington, DC.

Checklist for applying to a Calvin Off-Campus Semester Program

Calvin Partner Semester Off-Campus Program

Calvin partner programs include the Chicago Semester, Central College’s Vienna Program (for German major/minors only) and the Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU – for Japanese major/minors only). 

Checklist for applying to a Calvin Partner Off-Campus Semester Program

Calvin Exchange Off-Campus Semester Program

Calvin exchange programs include Hoogeschool Zeeland (Netherlands) and Handong University (Korea) 

Checklist for applying to a Calvin Exchange Semester Program

Non-Calvin Off-Campus Semester Program

Any potential off-campus study program could fit into this category.  Students are encouraged to explore the wide variety of potential program.  The Off-Campus Programs Office can serve as a resource for students as they search.

Checklist for applying to a Non-Calvin Off-Campus Semester Program

 

Printable Forms

Download and print the preliminary application for Calvin semester programs.

Download and print the preliminary application for non-Calvin semester programs.

Forms that must be completed prior to your interview with the program director:
Health form
Mental Health form
Legal waiver

Forms that must be completed after being accepted into a program:
Proof of insurance form
Independent Travel form
(If traveling to and from the semester independently.)

Financial Information

Get information about program costs, billing, financial aid eligibility and scholarships.

Additional Policies

Credit and Grades
• For semester off-campus courses taught by Calvin faculty or local instructors hired by Calvin College, letter grades are recorded and included in the calculation of the student's GPA. For other courses, such as those taken at local institutions, grades are recorded but do not become part of the GPA.

Grounds for Disapproval
Students placed on personal probation will be denied participation in semester off-campus programs for a period of 12 months from the date of their sanctioning. Students placed on disciplinary probation will be denied participation in off-campus programs for a period of 18 months from the date of their sanctioning.
Exceptions may be made by joint approval of the Director of Off-Campus Programs and the program director after review of the student's conduct file.