UMass Dartmouth programs or activities, credit or non-credit, that involve UMass Dartmouth students having an education experience abroad should be recognized as sponsored by UMass Dartmouth.
The student registration protocol calls for UMass Dartmouth students engaging in any form of education-abroad activity to register with the International Programs Office. Along with study-abroad academic programs, this requirement includes internships, experiential learning, and student organization activities when conducted outside the United States. In so doing, students access advice, resources and references to support their well-being abroad and the success of their endeavors. Faculty and staff who advise student organizations that are considering non-credit projects abroad are asked to ensure that the organization consults with the International Programs Office re: any current issues for the proposed destination and submits the appropriate program registration information in advance of any travel outside the US. Advisors should complete the Non-credit Project Abroad Registration and collect from each participant a SAIL student activity release form. All accompanying staff should submit the same passport and personal information.
Any student activity abroad that receives any funding from UMass and/or is promoted by faculty, staff, or registered students groups must be escorted by authorized university personnel. See the Leadership Guidelines .
Any student who proposes to undertake a credit-bearing study abroad program that is not listed as approved on the IPO website under "Programs", or is otherwise known to the IPO Director as being offered by a reputable organization, is required to discuss the proposed program with the academic department which has the option to approve the program as appropriate for the student to participate in. Approval should be based on knowledge of both the academic quality and comprehensive nature of student support provided by the program provider. The Advisor Exception Form should be downloaded by the student from the IPO website under "Study Abroad, Applications & Forms."
Study Abroad students are required to have on file in IPO a pre-approved course approval form signed by the academic department prior to engaging in a period of study abroad. This form acts as an agreement between the academic department and the student for awarding of credit upon successful conclusion of the period of study abroad. The student is responsible for providing the adaemic advisor with descriptions for the courses proposed to be taken abroad and for downloading the from the IPO website under "Study Abroad, Applications & Forms".