STUDY ABROAD
Honors Study Abroad Policy

Students in the Honors Program are expected to seek out the same level of intellectual intensity in the study abroad programs they choose as they do in their academic life at Tulane. Like a difficult text or an encounter with a new field of study, study abroad can offer the opportunity to expand oneís intellectual and personal limits, and to gain foreign language proficiency. We encourage students to talk with us in the honors program about ways study abroad can fit with plans to write the honors thesis, and even to participate in post-graduate scholarship opportunities like the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

In order that study abroad will not interfere with studentsí completion of the honors course requirement, we give honors course credit for participation in certain kinds of study-abroad programs. In our policy we privilege year-long programs, since the potential for intellectual and personal development increases with time spent abroad. And we give special credit to language immersion programs, since they provide an intellectual experience that cannot in any case be achieved at Tulane. In short: a year in any good program is likely to be more intellectually intense than a semester, and a program in a foreign language, if you are prepared for it, is even more profitable.

With this general approach in mind, the Honors Program has established the following policy on honors course credit for study abroad:

∑ Students studying in language immersion situations, taking courses in a foreign language at a local academic institution (for example, students studying in French at the Sorbonne in Paris) receive 1 honors course credit per semester abroad.

∑ Students studying in year-long English language programs normally receive credit for one honors course total for the year spent abroad.

∑ Students who are on semester-long English language programs normally do NOT receive honors course credit. It is assumed that those students have an opportunity to take an honors course or equivalent in the semester spent at Tulane.

Students who are on English-language year-long programs who wish to petition for credit for 2 honors courses, and students on English-language semester-long programs who wish to petition for credit for 1 honors course, must submit to the Honors Program the following:

∑ A description of the course of study pursued while abroad, and an explanation of how that course of study provides some academic or intellectual opportunity integral to the studentís development, and which is not available at Tulane.

∑ A letter from the studentís faculty adviser (or the undergraduate adviser for the studentís major), supporting the studentís argument that the study-abroad program in question provides an exceptional academic or intellectual opportunity integral to the studentís development.

Students who wish to petition for honors credit may do so either before or after the study-abroad experience.
 

 
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