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Drake University upholds general policies for all students on an international experience.

  1. All faculty, staff, and students planning or attending an education abroad program in a country with a U.S. Department of State "Travel Warning" must prepare a report for Drake's Risk Assessment Committee. Education Abroad proposals and programs will be reviewed by the committee, and may or may not be approved by Drake University.
  2. Notify Drake University in writing if you plan to withdraw from the education abroad program. Students are responsible for paying any non-refundable fees for their program.
  3. Review Drake's student eligibility requirements.

Semester and Academic Year Students

  1. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 U.S. semester credits hours to maintain full-time status. Students taking less than 12 U.S. semester credits while abroad are not eligible for Drake financial aid or scholarships. Students taking more than 18 credits hours may be charged an additional fee.