Roxanne Hoch ’15

Major: International Studies
Hometown:Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is the Center for Global Education located?
  2. Who is eligible to study abroad?
  3. Why should I study abroad?
  4. Where can I go?
  5. How much will it cost?
  6. Is financial aid available?
  7. Are scholarships available?
  8. Will I receive credit from the courses I complete while abroad?
  9. Will I have a support network while abroad?
  10. Will I have health insurance while abroad?

Where is the Center for Global Education located?
Mount Union’s Center for Global Education is located in the Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center (KHIC).

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Who is eligible to study abroad?
Any Mount Union student in good academic standing is able to apply to study abroad. Typically, most study abroad programs require a minimum GPA of 2.5, although some programs may require a GPA of 3.0 or above. 

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Why should I study abroad?
Study abroad is an opportunity for students to spend time in a new culture, learn about the world, and become a culturally competent individual. Studying abroad also allows UMU students to earn credits while abroad and it will provide a valuable experience that will allow you to grow professionally.

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Where can I go?
Mount Union students wishing to study abroad have the option of attending over 40 different institutions 29 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Oceania.

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How much will it cost?
The cost of studying abroad varies by country, program site, and length of stay (summer, semester, academic year). In order to learn more details about costs for study abroad, please visit KHIC 108.

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Is financial aid available?
It is important that students meet with a Financial Aid representative in the Gartner Welcome Center to discuss financial aid and study abroad as financial aid may be available.

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Are scholarships available?
Scholarships are available through the CGE for fall and spring programs. For more information regarding country or program specific study abroad scholarships, click here.

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Will I receive credit from the courses I complete while abroad?
Study abroad courses are credit bearing, but the details of this credit should be discussed between the student and his or her academic advisor. These credits may count towards a student’s major, minor, or electives.

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Will I have a support network while abroad?
Yes. Most programs to which we send students abroad have a native Resident Director (plus additional staff). This staff will also act as a support network by providing guidance should any issues arise while abroad. Also, please remember that the staff in the Center for Global Education here at Mount Union will be here to support you during your time abroad.

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Will I have health insurance while abroad?
Yes, you will have health insurance during the entire duration of your trip abroad. To ensure your safely and well-being while abroad, Mount Union has required that all student study abroad participants have quality health insurance. If you will be attending a USAC program, USAC provides excellent primary health insurance through CISI, and you will be purchasing the mandatory $25 ISIC card through UMU as secondary insurance and travel insurance. If you are attending a Direct Exchange program (i.e., Kansai Gaidai, KUFS, Bamberg), in addition to purchasing the $25 ISIC card, you will purchase primary health insurance through UMU from HTH Worldwide, a company that offers exceptional primary health coverage for students traveling abroad.

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