Dickinson Summer Programs

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During the summer of 2014, Dickinson is sponsoring eight summer programs of various types in Germany, Tanzania, Spain, Japan, Russia, Greece, and the United States. These programs are designed to access local cultures and societies in creative and sustained ways, providing intensive and effective learning opportunities for all participants. All programs, unless otherwise noted, are open to non-Dickinson students.  Summer 2015 programs will be posted shortly.

2014 Summer Programs Include:

Summer/Short-Term Program Requirements

All students applying for a summer program should be in good academic standing. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.8. Applicants should consult the program listing or ask the program director about any specific eligibility requirements for participation in a particular program.

All courses are offered for a letter grade. In this regard, students from other institutions are advised to consult with their Registrar regarding credit transfer prior to applying to a program.

Application

Students should submit applications by February 1, 2015. Late admission applications will be considered on a space available basis.

Financial Assistance

Dickinson College students who are eligible for need-based financial aid must submit the summer 2015 Program Application for Financial Aid via the online application no later than to the Financial Aid Office by February 1, 2015.

No financial aid application received after the deadline will be processed. Award notices will be sent in early March of 2015. Students from other institutions should inquire about financial aid possibilities at their home institution's financial aid office.

Schedule of Payments

After students submit their online application, students must submit a $35.00 non-refundable application fee to the Center of Global Studies and Engagement (Stern) in order for your application to be reviewed. A $300.00 non-refundable confirmation payment will be due in early March of 2015. Billing for the balance of the program fee, less any applicable financial aid, should be received in April for payment in early May.

Program Costs

Please note that prices listed in this brochure are approximated and will be confirmed before confirmation deposits are collected. The information is accurate as of the publication date, but is subject to change without notice.

Airfare for Programs

Please note that airfare is NOT included in the program fee. Students will be expected to arrange for their own transportation on recommended group flights and arrive in their host city at times designated by the program director.

Financial Help for Airfare Costs

For students receiving financial assistance, it may be difficult to purchase a ticket with personal funds prior to financial aid being dispersed. In this case, students may apply for a "Bridge Loan," which is a loan from Dickinson College explicitly for the purpose of purchasing a plane ticket for a credit-bearing Dickinson study abroad program. Inquiries and applications should be made to the Student Accounts Office a couple of weeks in advance of when you need the funds.

Bridge loans are not available to students with past due balances on their student account. Verification of pending financial aid to cover the amount of the Bridge Loan is part of the acceptance process for these loans. The Bridge Loan will appear as a charge on a student's account and will be paid off with financial aid once aid is dispersed. The cost of a bridge loan is 1.5% per month until your financial aid arrives to cover your balance.

For more information, or to apply for a Bridge Loan, students should inquire with:

The Office of Student Accounts
Holland Union Building
Dickinson College
(717) 245-1518

Refunds

A student's date of withdrawal is determined by either one of the following:

  • The date the student notifies the Center for Global Studies and Engagement in writing of his/her decision to withdraw, or the date the student is officially dismissed from the program.
  • A student who withdraws on or prior to the 45th day before the start date of the program will receive a 100% refund, less the non-refundable confirmation payment.
  • A student who withdraws after the 45th day prior to the program start date, but before the actual start of the program, will receive an 80% refund of the program fee less the non-refundable confirmation payment.
  • A student that withdraws after the program starts will forfeit 100% of the program fee.
  • A non-refundable confirmation payment plus any non-recoverable program costs that may exceed this confirmation payment.  These would include costs, incurred after the confirmation deposit is received, for hotel, excursions, and transportation costs, etc.

Financial Aid Refunds

For students receiving Financial Aid, the financial aid refund rules apply as stated in the Dickinson College Bulletin under the Dickinson College Refund Policy. It is important to understand that since the financial aid refund is calculated using different methods, the refund to the student account may not fully cover the required refund to the financial aid programs. Therefore, the student may end up owing funds to Dickinson College after the refund to the financial aid programs has been made.

Student Code of Conduct

In all Dickinson programs abroad, program participants shall respect the rights of other students, staff, and faculty. Participants are held responsible for college policies found in the Dickinson College Student Handbook. The program director will serve as the Judicial Hearing Officer for alleged violations.

Students are expected to abide by the code of conduct expressed in the Study Abroad Student Agreement form, which is signed as part of the application process. It is a fundamental expectation that students will respect the norms of the host culture with regard to behavior and dress; obey host country laws; participate fully in class work and group excursions; respect the rules and property of program hosts; and follow the guidance of the program director.

Students can be dismissed from programs for violating policies, rules, or regulations; for engaging in disruptive behavior; for academic infractions; or for conduct that could bring the program into disrepute. In addition, the use, purchase, or sale of illegal drugs is prohibited and is considered cause for immediate dismissal. Likewise, the misuse of alcohol will not be tolerated and can result in dismissal. In all such cases, students will be discharged without a refund. The Associate Provost for Global Education will make dismissal judgments on the advice of the program director.