Bryn Mawr faculty play an important role in facilitating the international component of students' undergraduate study through their advising, support, and critical evaluation of programs. We count on major advisers to provide strong support and guidance to students who wish to integrate study abroad into their academic career at Bryn Mawr.
Students may study abroad in the fall or spring term of junior year, or in some cases for both terms of junior year. It is critical, therefore, that their plans include a strategy for fulfilling major requirements. We require students who plan to study abroad to speak to their major and minor advisers early in their Bryn Mawr careers about how best to schedule courses at Bryn Mawr to allow for a well-integrated semester or year abroad.
Approving Courses Abroad for the Major/Minor
Students who wish to take courses abroad to fulfill a requirement in their major need to have the specific course approved by the major adviser in the students’ major department. This approval may take place either before or after the term abroad.
Only courses approved by the major department can be counted toward the major. The adviser must send an email to the Registrar and notify the registrar that the said course will count toward the student’s major. Courses taken for elective credit are approved by the registrar.
Final approval to study abroad is formally granted by the Study Abroad Committee. To be eligible for approval, students must have a B (3.0) average for the fall and spring semesters of the academic year preceding the year or semester of study abroad and the approval of their home department. Students who are not in good disciplinary standing may be deemed ineligible to study abroad even if they meet the academic requirements.