Graduate Abroad FAQ
How does this course fit into my degree program?
- MGT 5330 – Global Business Seminar is an elective and can count toward any degree program.
- ACC 5385 – Financial Statement Analysis is an elective or a required course, depending on the program.
- Please consult Chelsea Derry (MBA) or Tim Thomasson (Accounting) to verify how a course may fit your degree program.
Can I participate in the program without registering for the course? Can I bring a guest with me?
- Unfortunately, the program is restricted to students registered in the course.
Are there scholarships?
Yes! Here are the requirements for the Goodrich Scholarship :
- Be an undergraduate or graduate student of Baylor University.
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
- Be a US citizen.
- Demonstrate financial need by having completed this year’s FAFSA.
- Have NOT received the Goodrich for a previous program abroad.
- Have been accepted to a study abroad program (summer, winter, semester, or year-long) approved by the Center for Global Engagement.
Do the tuition discounts apply?
- The tuition would be in line with your normal tuition remission award.
Can I arrive early/stay late to spend more time abroad?
- As long as you are there by the dedicated meeting time, you may come as early as you like. After the program, if you choose to stay and spend more time, that is up to you. Outside of program dates, you will not be covered by Baylor’s insurance or have the support of Baylor faculty.
Do I have to take the group flights?
- You can choose to join the group flight, which will be arranged with our travel partner in and out of DFW, or you may book your flights and fly out of any city of your choosing.
Can I use miles to book my flights?
- Yes! Make whatever flights you can that best match the program's designated starting and stopping points. These will be provided to you by the director after the deposit date.
How does Europe’s new visa program impact the trip?
- It is up to each student to obtain a visa for travel. The travel partner and Baylor University will provide letters of support if necessary. For US citizens, it is the responsibility of students to complete Electronic Travel Authorization for Europe Visa Waiver before departure.
How much free time will I have?
- Most of the day's time is structured, and evenings are free. Please see the itinerary for the specific program from the director.
How will this program be different than an undergraduate study-abroad program?
- The general format will be the same, but the application and level of freedom will differ. You will be applying concepts you have learned to corporate settings. We will also allow you to travel separately to the destination, have free time in the evening, etc., so there is not as much supervision.
How will the program impact internships/summer classes?
- Check the program dates, and you should be back before your internship starts. You will need to negotiate your schedule with your internship organization individually. All programs will end before the beginning of the following semester.
When do I need to sign up? When is the deposit due? If my plans change, do I get my money back?
- Wintermester: the deadline for the deposit of $1000 is Oct 15th. The total amount is due mid-December. Nothing is refundable after the deposit deadline.
- Summer: the deadline for the deposit of $1000 is March 15th. The total amount is due in early May. Nothing is refundable after the deposit deadline.
Will there be work due after we return?
- The amount of post-travel work depends upon the course. Ideally, all course post-travel work will be completed within a week of return.
How will this program be similar/different than the MBA Embedded Course Trip (MGT 5325)?
- The required MBA course is a six-day trip in the middle of the semester as part of a semester-long class. The study abroad will take approximately two weeks and will not have class outside the program. They will both have company visits and applications. The experiences are being designed to complement each other.