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  • Emergencies Abroad | Office of Study Abroad
    will collect your information and contact the necessary university personnel Contact your family and or appropriate peoples and create a reliable line of communication What if I do not know where to go For all examples below make sure you have your insurance card with your ID available If you are an ISEP student contact the ISEP insurance on the back of your insurance card It will offer 24 7 worldwide advising on where to seek medical assistance If you are on a Marshall sponsored program and have the Marshall United Health Care Insurance contact Frontier MedEx 24 7 at 1 410 453 6330 Frontier MedEx will provide worldwide assistance in locating the nearest health provider and a variety of other health related topics If participating in a KIIS program Kentucky Institute for International Studies contact your Program Director or faculty member in charge All KIIS students are covered under the KIIS medical policy What if my emergency is non medical Non medical emergencies are instances that do not involve injury illness or are in the need of urgent medical attention but still need to be reported to your home host university and or program leader and should be resolved immediately In the event of a non medical emergency contact the necessary people listed above Some cases depending on the severity of the emergency may require you to contact local authorities or police especially if you have been assaulted or robbed In the event of a lost or stolen passport make sure you contact your home host coordinator and report to the nearest U S consulate in your area to begin the process of getting a new one If your credit card is lost or stolen make sure you contact your bank as soon as possible to deactivate your service

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/study-abroad/emergencies-abroad/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Parents | Office of Study Abroad
    your student in becoming more culturally aware and have a better understanding of what it means to be a global citizen This kind of experience will also assist them in maturity and independence both of which are vital for life after college In order to put your mind at ease we have compiled useful information for you here in regards to finances health and safety and other valuable study abroad resources As always please do not hesitate to contact our office with further questions we would be happy to assist you Tips from a SA Parent The best tip I can give is to investigate everything Find the best communication options especially Skype phone cards cell phone plans etc Also communication barriers accommodations while abroad Find out financial options while your student is there banking procedures and have your student put one or both parents as an extra person on bank accounts in case you need to do something for them Surf the web and look at housing options and safety of the area especially in relation to school classes proximity of them cultural makeup customs acceptance and interactions of the area Be sure to explore opportunities for travel and leisure accommodations And find information that could be helpful in transitioning your student if they are studying in an area where English is not the native language number of English speaking students and other exchange students To ease the idea of being homesick get the student s mailing address to mail handwritten notes and care packages My daughter really appreciated getting them throughout the semester getting a little taste of home Communicate with your student so you know if and when they are traveling and try not to worry too much Jennifer Weddington Study Abroad Mom Spring Semester 2007 More

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/study-abroad/students/parents/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Frequently Asked Questions | Office of Study Abroad
    faculty led programs Back to Top of Page How do I figure out what program is best for me Research In order to find a program that best suits you you need to know what you plan to accomplish by going abroad We suggest making a list of what you want out of your program and then beginning your search by stopping by Old Main 320 for some catalogs or searching online Back to Top of Page Will I still be able to graduate on time at Marshall if I go abroad Yes Study abroad is supposed to enhance any academic program As long as you plan ahead and are well aware of the courses you need to take and stay on top of things you should be just fine Back to Top of Page Do I have to know a foreign language to go abroad No you do not need to know a foreign language to go abroad There are plenty of locations that you can choose where you can take all of your courses in English Back to Top of Page Will my classes taken abroad transfer back to Marshall Yes Prior to departure you will be asked to complete the Study Abroad Credit Approval Form which will require the signature of your academic advisor Before leaving you will go over the courses you anticipate taking while abroad and figure out how they will fit into your plan of study here at Marshall Back to Top of Page When should I start planning my study abroad It is important to plan ahead with such an important life changing experience We recommend starting your plans at least one year in advanced This is not to say it cannot be done in a shorter period of time but the more time you give yourself the better off you will be Back to Top of Page When should I apply for my passport You should apply for your passport early on in your planning process It can take 6 to 8 weeks to receive it For more information on passports click here Back to Top of Page Can I do an internship abroad Absolutely There are plenty of internship opportunities available to you while abroad Check out our newest program Marshall in Sydney for internships in Sydney For other locations and possibilities stop by Old Main 320 Back to Top of Page How do I apply my financial aid and scholarships to my overseas program You will need to complete the Cost of Enrollment form prior to visiting the Financial Aid Office All of your federal aid can be applied to any study abroad program and your institutional aid will go with you on only exchange programs To learn more about scholarship and grant opportunities you can attend a Scholarship Workshop offered each semester Back to Top of Page What are the deadlines for applications Application deadlines vary by program Be sure to check with the program you are applying to

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/study-abroad/students/faq/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Returning Students | Office of Study Abroad
    and when your grades from abroad will be put on your transcript Enjoy Have all these amazing pictures and don t know what to do Blurb is a great website that allows you to compile your pictures blog entries journal entries etc into a book Previous returnees have utilized this site and suggested you do the same It is an easy step by step process with reasonable rates All you have to do is download the program Transcripts Upon completion of your program transcripts will be sent to the Center for International Programs From here they will be sent to Admissions If you have any issues with this contact Admissions or your academic advisor UNI 101 Presentations We encourage you to share your experience with other students through UNI 101 presentations Our office gets multiple requests for presentations each semester The information provided is greatly enhanced by a personal account It gives life to the material students would much rather hear your stories than us Returnee Party Each semester our office hosts a pizza party for study abroad returnees This is just a chance for students to get together and share stories and experiences During this time let us know how our office and your program provider are doing and suggest things for future improvements For more events and ways to stay involved look for the Study Abroad emails and keep in touch with our office Be sure to join the Marshall University Study Abroad Facebook page to find more ways to use your experiences to reach out to our campus As always feel free to stop by the office we are always looking for new and creative ways to share about study abroad Volunteer Intern Opportunities If you are still interested in volunteering interning or attending graduate school abroad

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/study-abroad/returningstudents/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Finances and Scholarships | Office of Study Abroad
    and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan British Council Information for funding your study in the UK Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes A 7 11 week program designed to increase the number of Americans who are able to speak critical foreign languages All costs except passport fees are paid Fulbright Program offers opportunities for recent graduates postgraduate candidates and developing professionals and artists to conduct career launching study and research abroad German Academic Exchange Service Supports study abroad in Germany and at German universities Gilman Scholarship Provides awards of up to 5 000 for U S undergraduate students to study abroad of up to one academic year To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application Golden Key International Honor Society Members of this organization are eligible to apply for a 2000 study abroad scholarship Deadlines for the scholarships which are presented twice each year are October 15 and April 15 For more information about this scholarship please feel free to contact Dr George Davis at davg marshall edu National Security Education Program NSEP David L Boren Undergraduate Scholarships Provide support to U S undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U S national security Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad Fifty 1 000 grants are awarded each year 2016 Application Rotary Scholarships Each year the Rotary Foundation sponsors ambassadors of goodwill to study in another country For more information about these scholarships please feel free to contact Dr Clark Egnor at egnor3 marshall edu The American Scandinavian Foundation ASF Fellowships grants available for study in Scandinavia Vista

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/study-abroad/finances/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Advising and Office Hours | Office of Study Abroad
    Office Hours Mirek Bialk Faculty Liaisons Faculty Advisor Resources Advising and Office Hours Student Blogs from Abroad Blog Lucy Ward in Japan Fall 2014 Blog Tamra Stump in KIIS Tanzania Summer 2014 Blog Marjorie McCoy in Northern Ireland Fall 2013 Blog Erin Fankhanel in Finland Fall 2013 Blog Marcus Constantino in China Summer 2013 Blog Sarah Abbott in Bulgaria Fall 2012 Tweets by MUStudyAbroad LIke MUstudyabroad on Facebook Office Hours

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/study-abroad/advising-and-office-hours/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Mirek Bialk | Office of Study Abroad
    Resources Mirek Bialk Mirek Bialk Coordinator of Study Abroad and Global Engagement bialkm marshall edu Office 304 696 2379 Old Main 320 Student Blogs from Abroad Blog Lucy Ward in Japan Fall 2014 Blog Tamra Stump in KIIS Tanzania Summer 2014 Blog Marjorie McCoy in Northern Ireland Fall 2013 Blog Erin Fankhanel in Finland Fall 2013 Blog Marcus Constantino in China Summer 2013 Blog Sarah Abbott in Bulgaria Fall 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/study-abroad/advising-and-office-hours/mirek-bialk/ (2015-11-11)
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  • Faculty Liaisons | Office of Study Abroad
    vanhorn marshall edu Music Majors Mark Zanter zanter marshall edu CITE Majors Elizabeth Hanrahan hanrahan marshall edu CJ Majors England Ireland Dru Bora bora marshall edu Exercise Science Sport Recreation Majors Chinese U of Hong Kong Jennifer Mak mak marshall edu Political Science Majors Shawn Schulenberg schulenberg marshall edu Journalism Tammy Reynolds reynoldst marshall edu LCOB Majors Lisa Williamson williaml marshall edu Liberal Arts Majors International Affairs Majors Marybeth Beller beller marshall edu Psychology Majors Joe Wyatt wyatt marshall edu Music Majors France Ireland Wendell Dobbs dobbs marshall edu Religion Majors Northern Europe Tyler Sergent sergent13 marshall edu Science Majors Wayne Elmore elmore marshall edu Study French Abroad Universite Catholiqué de Lyon France Eric Migernier migernier marshall edu Study German Abroad Christopher Dolmetsch dolmetsc marshall edu Study in England Anglia Ruskin University UK Ralph Oberly oberly marshall edu Study in Japan Natsuki Anderson andersonn marshall edu Study Spanish Abroad Universidad Nebrija Spain Maria Carmen Riddel riddelm marshall edu Teach Study in China QingQing Zhao zhao marshall edu Education Majors Kathy Seelinger seelinge marshall edu History Majors Latin America Chris White white marshall edu Graphic Design Internships Hayson Harrison harrisoni marshall edu Student Blogs from Abroad Blog Lucy Ward in Japan

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/study-abroad/advising-and-office-hours/facultyliaisons/ (2015-11-11)
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