The Interim and May Away Travel Courses
Being allowed to travel as part of the curriculum of LaGrange College is a privilege; approval to travel is not automatic but may be granted through the Office of Global Engagement based on:
End of September - Interim Registration for on-campus courses. If spaces are still available in the study away courses, interested students will be able to apply.
January - Interim begins.
February 1 - Balance of course fee is due in the Business Office (or at an earlier date if specified by an outside agency). All travel forms completed and passport uploaded into your application.
As part of completing the on-line application, students must make contact with the course instructor to obtain all necessary information, requirements, and the permission and signature of the instructor. Eligibility for all travel courses requires that the student:
Costs and Refunds
The costs listed in the online brochure are the anticipated per-participant travel charges for that particular course and include a fee for travel insurance. It is possible that these costs may require adjustments. If so, you will be notified by email and it will be updated on-line and in the Interim Bulletin published in the Fall.
If changes are necessary or you need to withdraw from the course, the student should contact the Office of Global Engagement by email so it is documented. Any deposits or payments to the College, unless already encumbered, may qualify for a full or partial refund. If payments were made to an outside agency, refunds will be at the discretion of the outside agency.
Please follow the on-line application instructions, How to Apply, found at Getting Started.
These travel programs offer opportunities for off-campus study either beyond the campus or beyond the borders of the United States. Such travel inevitably involves risk: accident, injury, illness, civil unrest, and other unforeseen circumstances. These risks are ones which neither those who sponsor travel nor those who travel can control. Participation in such an off-campus study program is purely voluntary on the students' part. As a condition for participation, LaGrange College requires that student travelers and their parents read and execute liability releases and other documents which signify they acknowledge, accept, and assume all risks. The College expects that students and their parents will use their own due diligence in informing themselves of current global conditions and in determining whether they wish the students to travel to given sites. The LaGrange College State Department Travel Warning Policy will determine if travel will be approved and it additional waivers need to be signed by the students.Students participating in College-sponsored travel are expected to comply with all rules of behavior set forth by the course instructor and the College. After approval for travel is obtained, the College may terminate the student’s travel approval based on any disciplinary or other concerns which the College deems would make the student unsuitable for travel. Non-compliance with behavior rules during a trip may make the student subject to dismissal from the trip and the course, requiring the student to pay for an early departure for home.
Although no major revisions are anticipated, LaGrange College reserves the right to make necessary changes in the status, costs, requirements, or other details of its faculty-led, study-away courses. Any course may be canceled for adequate reason, such as lack of sufficient enrollment or a U.S. State Department Travel Warning.