Education abroad is an invaluable opportunity that supplements the Davidson undergraduate experience. Students have the opportunity to choose from several Davidson sponsored programs and from over 100 academic programs that are operated by partner providers around the world. Each year, well over half of our graduating class studies abroad for a year, semester or summer.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION ABROAD:
UPDATED 3/26/2021: Fall 2021 Study Abroad Policy
Per the email sent to the campus community on 3/26/2021, Davidson College will return to following the U.S. Department of State’s assessments of risk to travelers. This removes the prohibition on using funds for travel to a country with CDC Level 2 or higher advisory. As before, the college’s International Education Committee must approve individual programs. As part of the approval process, the Office of Education Abroad and the committee will review each program’s COVID safety protocols as well as U.S. Department of State advisories and other factors by June 15. Travel to countries with U.S. Department of State level 4 advisory is not permitted. Additionally, if the committee feels a program is unable to support students adequately given ongoing risk factors, they may suspend approval of programs.
Students traveling to higher risk locations will have to fill out waivers acknowledging risks and must be prepared to submit a plan detailing the precautions they will take to protect their health and safety and the health and safety of others as well as what steps they will take if their country experiences a lockdown. OEA will communicate more details on these requirements to students over the next few weeks.
Individual programs are still making determinations whether they will run in the fall or not, so it is possible that a student would get approval from Davidson but then have their plans fall through because a program decides it cannot run during the fall.
The Office of Education Abroad is currently making updates to the content and organization of our website, so users may notice changes while on the site and/or if they revisit. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are having trouble finding any information, please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since things are a bit different this semester and you cannot drop by our office, we invite you to click on the image below to visit our virtual office! You will be able to visit an adviser's office, schedule an appointment, find program options, and learn about credit transfer, financial aid and more.
Welcome to our Virtual Office!
Welcome to our Virtual Office!
Davidson College Virtual Office of Education Abroad
Resources for the Latest News Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic:
- Davidson College Fall 2021
- U.S. Department of State
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- International SOS
- British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- NAFSA Coronavirus Critical Resources
- Press Briefing by the President’s Coronavirus Task Force
All prospective study abroad students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an education abroad adviser. Walk-in advising has been suspended for the fall semester. However, if you have a quick question and would like to speak to someone in person during regular business hours, please call 704-894-2128 to see if an adviser is in the office and able to meet you at the entrance to Duke Residence Hall.
The Office of Study Abroad has changed to the Office of Education Abroad in keeping with the field and in recognition of the wider breadth of international educational opportunities for students. Changes are underway on the webpage, and the term “study abroad” will still be searchable and applicable.
For the class of 2023 and future classes, Davidson College will follow a home tuition policy for fall, spring, and academic year study abroad. Under this policy, students who study abroad with a partner program will pay to Davidson the College’s study abroad and tuition fees, and the College will pay the partner program’s tuition cost to that program (up to Davidson’s tuition fee). Students will pay all other program costs, including a non-refundable deposit, directly to the partner program. This policy aligns Davidson’s practices with many other U.S. colleges and universities.