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Requirements

Eligibility
Juniors who have completed at least one semester at Mills College and have a minimum 3.0 Mills cumulative grade point average at the time of departure are eligible for the program. Students may not study abroad immediately following a Leave of Absence from Mills. A student must be current with all financial obligations to the College in order to be approved to participate.

Students planning to study in a foreign language must have completed two years of college-level courses in the applicable language, or the equivalent.

Credits
Mills accepts credits earned at the exchange institutions and international study programs in accordance with transfer policies.

Cost
Fees for the different programs vary. You should check with the individual program or the Mills Financial Aid Office for the most up to date tuition and housing costs.

Costs for travel are usually not included in a program's fees, and are the responsibility of the participating student.

Billing
The sponsoring institutions bill Mills College for a student's program fees. Mills in turn bills the student, then forwards that payment to the sponsoring institution.

Note: If you or your parents receive a bill from the program, do not pay it. Forward it to the Mills Student Accounts Office.

Financial Aid for International Visit and Domestic Visit Programs

For students participating in a Mills-affiliated international visit (study abroad) or domestic visit program, federal and state sources of financial aid will transfer to assist with program costs.  The amount of a student's federal and/or state aid available for this purpose will be determined by the M Center; federal and/or state sources of financial aid will be adjusted according to the costs of the program in keeping with federal and state regulations.  Institutional scholarships, i.e. merit-based and need-based Mills scholarships, cannot be transferred toward the cost of a domestic visit or international visit (study abroad) program.  Costs for travel usually are not included in published program fees and are the responsibility of the participating student.  Please note that students are ALWAYS responsible for the initial deposit required by all international study programs. Mills will not pay this fee, nor reimburse students for it.

Note: A limited amount of scholarship support is available for students planning to study abroad in the Spring 2014 semester.  This support is made possible through a donation from a generous Mills alumna.  Up to four students will be selected to receive a scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 for use in meeting the tuition expenses of a Mills-affiliated international visit (study abroad) program.  Students will be selected on the basis of financial need.  There is no separate application for these scholarships.  To be considered, a student must have filed a FAFSA for the 2013-14 academic year and have submitted a complete application to study abroad by October 15th.  Additional information regarding these scholarships is available in the M Center.

Applying for International Study
Catalogs for international study programs are available from the Study Abroad Office. To apply for a program, follow this procedure:
  1. Fill out the Mills College International Study Application complete your Statement of Purpose, then have the application signed by:
  2. Return the completed form to the M Center; staff there will give you the relevant application material.
  3. Have an official transcript forwarded to the institution(s) of your choice by the M Center (the cost is $10.00 per transcript).
  4. Obtain all necessary letters of recommendation and have them sent to the institution(s) to which you are applying.
  5. Complete the application forms and send them, along with the appropriate application fee, directly to the address indicated on the institution's forms. If you need parts of the application signed by Mills faculty or administration, bring the form to the appropriate office and leave it for the signature. Allow two days for the form to be signed and ready for you to pick up again.
  6. Once accepted, immediately inform the M Center so that the College is aware of your intention to study abroad.

 

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Last Updated: 9/13/13