International Study Policy
The University offers three types of programs for students interested in pursuing international study opportunities:
Semester Exchange Program:
Opportunities are available at various universities world-wide. The “Application for International Study” form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by mid-semester of the term prior to the anticipated semester of study. In order to maintain matriculating status at Gardner-Webb, students must register for STAB 101 (Study Abroad) during the semester of international study.
A minimum Gardner-Webb cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 is required before a student will be considered for this program.
Unless course equivalency is approved by the student’s academic department, classes taken during the semester abroad will transfer to Gardner-Webb as elective credit.
Complete arrangements for participation in this program must be made with Gardner-Webb’s Director of International Programs.
Short - Term Summer Study:
Current opportunities for foreign language credit are available in Canada (French) and Costa Rica (Spanish). The deadline for submitting the “Application for International Study” form to the Registrar’s Office for each of these trips is March 1st.
A minimum Gardner-Webb cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 is required before a student can apply for, or participate in, this program.
Credit earned during these travel experiences will be applied to the Gardner-Webb transcript upon receipt of the proper certification from the international agencies responsible for evaluating the student’s academic performance. Additionally, the student must pass a competency test administered by the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures before earning credit for any core language requirement.
Complete arrangements for participation in this program must be made with the faculty member from the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures charged with administering the travel experience.
Departmental - Specific Travel Courses:
Numerous academic departments offer courses that incorporate international travel experience. Because these classes are administered and evaluated by Gardner-Webb University faculty, prior approval for enrollment is not required.
The student is encouraged to review the specific departmental course offerings listed in the university catalog in order to determine if international travel is included as part of the approved curriculum.