Can I get financial aid to cover my international experience?
University financial aid (loans only) can only be used for certain Florida Tech-sponsored international programs—such as the Oxford Summer Study Abroad, Netherlands, or the Biology International Field Experiences. This kind of financial aid is a loan; there are no grants or Florida Tech sponsored scholarships to pay for your study abroad experience. If you participate in an approved semester or yearlong program, you may be eligible to use your federal and state financial aid including Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Parent Plus Loan.
Can I get a paid internship in another country? Would I need to speak the language?
You may be able to find an internship in another country through Web searches or one of the various companies who match you up (for a fee); however, you would need to pursue this on your own. Remember that you may need to speak a second language fluently if you go abroad to work in an internship. The current trend is for YOU to actually PAY to be placed in an internaship abroad.
How can I get Florida Tech approval to study abroad and receive transfer credit for the courses? Can I work this out when I return from my trip?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you decide to enroll in courses at a foreign university, you need to fill out the “Permission to Study at Another Institution” form found at http://www.fit.edu/registrar/forms.html, and contact the coordinator of undergraduate transfer credits in the Registrar’s Office. If you don’t get approval first, you might not get academic credit when you get back.
What things should I consider if I’m planning to enroll in a non-Florida Tech program?
You have many things to consider, including: