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Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies Program

Department of Appalachian Studies

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  1. When does the ASIS program travel to Scotland and Ireland again?Answer
  2. How much does the trip to Scotland and Ireland cost?Answer
  3. Can students do anything now to budget for expenses for a Summer Study Abroad Program?Answer
  4. Does the Office of Financial Aid need information about costs related to the Summer Study Abroad Program?Answer
  5. Are there scholarships available for Study Abroad students?Answer
  6. What parts of Scotland and Ireland does the ASIS group visit?Answer
  7. What kind of academic credit can a student receive for a summer course in Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies?Answer
  8. Can a student audit the courses?Answer
  9. What kind of lodging is available for ETSU students during the summer trip to Scotland and Ireland?Answer

When does the ASIS program travel to Scotland and Ireland again?

Our next trip to Scotland and Ireland will be offered in 2017.

 


How much does the trip to Scotland and Ireland cost?

The fee for the 2017 trip will be posted as soon as it becomes available. That fee includes transportation between the United States, Northern Ireland and Scotland, lodging and field trips. ETSU tuition must be paid separately. Students may apply for an ETSU International Scholarship.

 


Can students do anything now to budget for expenses for a Summer Study Abroad Program?

Yes. Since many students exhaust their student financial aid eligibility during the fall and spring semesters, it is important to reserve some of those funds to help cover the cost of a summer study abroad program. Students should visit the Office of Financial aid early to discuss their particular eligibility.

 


Does the Office of Financial Aid need information about costs related to the Summer Study Abroad Program?

Yes. It is helpful to have the cost information from your Summer Study Abroad Program. This information will be sent to the Financial Aid Office by the program director to be kept on file for the student's convenience.  It may be possible to increase a student's cost of attendance budget in order to allow for additional summer financial aid including loans.

If you are applying for an International Education Scholarship, the Study Abroad program director will provide you with the required budget form.  You must meet with and have your budget form signed by Amy Collins or another representative in Financial Services.

 


Are there scholarships available for Study Abroad students?
Yes. You can visit the International Studies webpage for information about scholarships. You can also visit the ETSU Scholarship Office webpage for additional help.

Students should check with their advisor to be sure these classes are approved to count as credit towards their degree. Students must enroll in at leave six hours credit to receive most types of aid including student loans and the Federal Pell Grant.

Things the student should do to make the process easier:

If a student needs assistance paying for upfront deposits, airfare, etc., he/she should contact Amy Collins at collinsa@etsu.edu or 439-5685 in Financial Aid to determine if there is any remaining loan eligibility for the spring semester to help cover these costs.  For more information, see the Study Abroad Financial Aid Information

Complete a "Release of Information" form in the Office of Financial Aid if a student wants someone else (i.e., parent/spouse) to have access to their financial aid information in their absence. If the student plans to receive a balance of financial aid refund, we recommend that he/she completes an authorization for direct deposit. This can be completed on Goldlink.

Contact Financial Aid at least two months before the departure date to resolve any outstanding issues that could impact disbursement of financial aid.

Check Goldlink regularly. Most correspondence will be sent to a student's Email account.

Contact Financial Aid again, at least two weeks before departure to make sure all paperwork is complete and the balance of the financial aid refund will be available prior to departure.

ETSU Office of Financial Aid
Room 105, Dossett Hall
P.O. Box 70722
Johnson City, TN 37614
423-439-4300 or finaid@etsu.edu

 


What parts of Scotland and Ireland does the ASIS group visit?

The 2017 itinerary includes study in Dublin, Ireland, the cities of Derry and Belfast in Northern Ireland, Glasgow, Edinburgh, locations in the Scottish Highlands, and Orkney Islands.

 


What kind of academic credit can a student receive for a summer course in Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies?

Both the course at ETSU and in Scotland and Ireland can be taken for either three or six hours of undergraduate or graduate credit in either Appalachian Studies.

 


Can a student audit the courses?

Yes. Auditors are expected to register with ETSU and pay all required fees. They must attend all class activities.

 


What kind of lodging is available for ETSU students during the summer trip to Scotland and Ireland?

Lodging is in Bed & Breakfasts, small hotels/guest houses, or comfortable university flats.  Each flat typically includes private bedrooms and a shared common area, kitchen, and bath.  Students typically share a room with another student.

 


 

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