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The Arch Semester Away - International Experience
Various, Various (Outgoing Program)
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How to Apply
Students who wish to have an international experience during the Arch Semester Away should complete either the appropriate exchange program application or the non-affiliated application. Students who would like to complete a non-credit international experience during the Arch Semester Away should enter their plans in the Travel Registry.

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The Arch Semester Away offers students the opportunity to pursue international activities such as semester exchange, non-affiliated study abroad, research, volunteer service and internships (international internships coordinated in cooperation with the Center for Career and Professional Development, CCPD).  The Office of International Programs (OIP) will support students in their search for a suitable opportunity.

Non-Affiliated Research & Volunteer Opportunities

Students may pursue study, research or volunteer opportunities at non-affiliated institutions worldwide.  The Office of International Programs will post opportunities that may be of interest to students who are looking for Semester Away international opportunities.  Please note that Rensselaer has no formal affiliation with non-affiliated universities/organizations. Students are highly encouraged to seek information about and check references for any opportunity that they wish to pursue.

Study Abroad and Exchange

Students who wish to study abroad during the Semester Away may do so either on an affiliated exchange or a non-affiliated study abroad program, and may transfer credit towards the Rensselaer degree. The transfer of credit from non-affiliated study abroad is subject to course approval and transfer credit restrictions. 

Program Approval & Application Process

All international Semester Away experiences must be approved by the Office of International Programs (or CCPD in the case of international internships/coops) and the student’s academic advisor.  Students must undertake at least the equivalent of 6 credit hours of research, study, etc. over the course of the semester in order to remain enrolled at Rensselaer during the semester away. Students who wish to apply for an affiliated exchange will be expected to enroll full time and must complete the Rensselaer study abroad application for that program. A list of affiliated programs can be viewed here.  Students who wish to apply for non-affiliated study abroad must complete the Arch Semester Away - Non-Affiliated International Experience application.  Click the "apply now" button on the top of this page to be taken to the non-affiliated application.

Program Cost

Students will be responsible for all program costs related to their chosen international experience.  Students who participate in exchange programs at affiliated institutions will pay regular Rensselaer tuition and will be eligible for one of their eight semesters of Rensselaer aid.  All students will be expected to pay for their own travel and living expenses.  Important:  students should not pay deposits or program fees to any provider until the experience is approved by Rensselaer. 

Application Deadlines

Affiliated Exchanges
Fall - February 15
Spring  - October 1
UCL & Global E3 applications for spring - September 15

Non-Affiliated Study Abroad
The Office of International Programs will accept applications for non-affiliated Semester Away experiences on a rolling basis, but students are responsible for meeting the deadlines of the program sponsor.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.