The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics encourages qualified students to participate in programs of international study. While our students study abroad all over the world, the Paul College has special affiliations with university programs in the following countries: Grenoble, France (business and marketing), Budapest, Hungary (Economics and Business), and Dijon, France and Ascoli Piceno, Italy (EcoGastronomy).
Information on other international programs can be obtained from the sponsoring department or the Center for International Education, Hood House, Room 204.
For Students PLANNING TO STUDY ABROAD IN FALL 2013
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Policy & Procedures Regarding Obtaining Transfer of Credits from Study Abroad
Subject to approval of each individual course, students may transfer:
- Up to 30% of the coursework for their major, and
- Up to 50% of the coursework for their option.
In total, Paul College students may transfer no more than 50% of their major course work from domestic and study abroad programs combined. In general, students must have all international coursework approved in advance.
The procedure for transfer credit approval is as follows: (Please note that you should plan to meet with your Paul College Advisor at least 2 times to complete the process for Study Abroad.)
- Student obtains course descriptions and syllabi of all international coursework to be considered for UNH and/or Paul College credit. All materials submitted for review must be in English.
- Student schedules appointment to meet with Academic Advisor in Paul College Undergraduate Programs Office, Room 101, Paul College, 10 Garrison Avenue. Discuss with your Advisor your study abroad interests, potential courses and overall academic plans. Bring your study abroad application and materials.
- Also at the above meeting, student presents course descriptions and syllabi to Paul College Advisor and fills out appropriate paperwork to have materials evaluated. Paul College Undergraduate Programs will have materials evaluated by the appropriate academic department to determine if a course will be accepted towards any major or option course(s). (Note: It may take one to two weeks for a department to evaluate the course descriptions.)
- Paul College Undergraduate Programs will notify a student when the department returns the course evaluation forms to the office. Once notified, student must schedule second appointment to meet with Paul College Advisor and bring Study Abroad Credit Prior Approval Form to the appointment (this form is obtained from CIE or from the Director of your Study Abroad Managed Program). All forms should be filled out prior to your meeting with Advisor. If a course was approved, the Paul College Advisor will note this on the form. Student will then follow CIE process (or Managed Program process) regarding the form.
- Following the study abroad experience, the Center for International Education (CIE) will be the first to receive the student’s transcript from abroad. CIE will forward the transcript to the UNH Registrar. The courses on the transcript that were pre-approved according to the above process will be applied to the student’s record. A grade of C or above is required to have the course transfer to UNH. Courses with grades below C will not be transferred back to UNH. After the Registrar’s office records the student’s grades and credits, they will send a copy of the transcript to the Paul College Undergraduate Programs Office.
Dates of Paul College Academic Advising for Study Abroad
It is highly recommended that students interested in studying abroad in Fall Semester 2013 schedule your appointment with a Paul College Academic Advisor as soon as possible.
Students may meet with a Paul College Advisor regarding study abroad advising, planning and forms:
- Any date PRIOR to March 8, 2013*
- Any date AFTER April 29, 2013*
Additionally, Paul College Undergraduate Programs has reserved one other special date specifically for study abroad advising, planning and forms:
- April 12, 2013*
* Please note these are NOT walk-in appointments. Students must schedule an appointment to meet with a Paul College Advisor regarding study abroad. Students may stop into Paul College, Room 101, anytime to schedule an appointment or may call 862-3885.
The specific dates above have been reserved to assist Paul College students with the study abroad process. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have scheduled your appointments in time to complete everything needed to meet CIE’s deadlines. You will need to schedule your appointments in advance to ensure that you can complete your paperwork by the deadline. We will not be able to make exceptions to the advising times listed above to accommodate students who miss their appointments or do not come prepared.
Paul College Academic Advisors are happy to work with you and help you with your planning for study abroad, as studying abroad is a great opportunity. However, you are expected to do your part and be responsible for the information in the study abroad handouts you receive from CIE by neatly and completely filling out necessary paperwork and by coming PREPARED to an appointment having READ ALL STUDY ABROAD MATERIALS prior.
Bring all the study abroad materials to each appointment (such as the abroad program information, booklets, syllabi, course descriptions and forms). Also, you should utilize WEBCAT ahead of time to review your academic transcript, the Discovery Program Requirements list and the writing intensive list—all available on line.
If a student arrives for an appointment and is not appropriately prepared, he or she will be required to schedule another appointment for one of the other Paul College study abroad dates.