Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 2.50 GPA and above in any major may participate in the program. Only current college students are accepted into the program. Non-MSUM students may participate under the same guidelines affecting MSUM students, but credit applicability depends on the home school’s regulations. Students must transfer to MSUM for the duration of the program, and must participate in all components.
Completed applications (include a current transcript) are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A $195.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application, and all appropriate signatures are required at the time of application. This payment secures your reservation and airline ticket.
The deadline for application is Friday November 7, 2014. At this time, participants will be informed if the cost needs to be adjusted for reasons beyond the control of the university (for example, a change in foreign currency exchange rate, fewer than 20 participants, etc.). Applications will continue to be accepted until mid-December, if space allows.
Withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by Friday, November 14 (see details in the Program Fee Payment Schedule). Students who withdraw on or before this date will receive a refund of their first payment, minus any airfare penalties or ticket costs already incurred. (Once purchased, a non-refundable plane ticket must be paid for by the student even if he or she withdraws for any reason. It is recommended that students purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance.) The application fee is non-refundable.
Any student who withdraws from the program on or after Saturday, November 15 will incur a penalty from one-half to the entire program fee, plus any non-recoverable costs. The fee will be assessed regardless of whether any payment has been received.
Tuition to MSUM must be paid according to the tuition payment schedule in place at the university.