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Transfer Student Resources

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Transfer students are encouraged to study abroad regardless of major, class standing, or foreign language experience. In 2022-23, 7% of Chapman study abroad participants were transfer students. You will need to be aware of application deadlines, as you may need to apply during your first semester at Chapman. Students earn Chapman credits and grades so you will not exceed your transfer credit limit if you study abroad.

The most important thing is to start planning as soon as you begin at Chapman. Meet with your academic or program advisor to discuss the types of courses you can take abroad. You can satisfy major, minor, GEs (including language), themed inquiry, and internship graduation requirements. The wide range of summer and interterm programs available will not impede upon your established schedule for the academic year.

Attend a Global First Steps information session to learn about the application process and how to select a program. These sessions are offered multiple times a week during the semester. Then, meet with your Global Education Advisor to discuss program options.

When to Go

Transfer students can study abroad during the semester, summer, or Interterm (January) program. Read more about these three types of programs you can choose from:

Semester / Academic Year: Students apply two semesters in advance for a semester program. You are permitted to go abroad your final semester as long as you fulfill your final requirements to graduate while abroad and you do not have an on-campus requirement.

Summer or Interterm: Travel Courses may be an appealing option for students that are concerned about meeting their major requirements or only have a few semesters at Chapman. Travel Courses are 1-4 weeks long and 3-4 Chapman credits and led by Chapman faculty.  They are a great way to satisfy GE and major requirements. Students apply one semester prior.

International Internships (summer and semester): International Internships are an option for transfer students who are concerned about meeting their major requirements and would like to get both cultural immersion and international work experience. The summer programs are 8 weeks long and 3 Chapman credits. Students apply fall semester prior. Several semester abroad programs also include an international internship component.


Questions about studying abroad?

Email: globaled@chapman.edu

Call: (714) 997-6830

Visit: 576 N. Glassell, Orange, CA 92867


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