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Study Abroad Policies

UCF Abroad Study Abroad Policy Handbook

Before starting the study abroad application process, it is essential for all students to know and understand the policies and procedures outlined in this section of the UCF Abroad website. It is essential that all students thorough review this material prior to committing to a study abroad program. 

The following are the outlined responsibilities of all study abroad participants;
  • Complying with all policies and procedures outlined in this document
  • Participating fully in all orientations and pre-departure meetings before departure, on site, and upon reentry (as requested).
  • To read and carefully consider all information provided by UCF Abroad, host institutions, and program providers, especially as this information pertains to health and safety during the span of the program.
  • To carefully consider his/her own personal circumstances and his/her ability to deal with the personal, emotional, psychological, and physical rigors of study abroad. 
  • To make available to the UCF Abroad office accurate and complete health information and any other personal data as necessary to plan for a safe and healthy study abroad experience.
  • To fully understand the UCF Abroad travel assistance policy and the coverage that it providers. To maintain documentation stipulating the appropriate policy numbers and contact information for use of such policy. Students are also responsible for being aware of the coverage stipulations for any additional policy coverage offered through their specific program.
  • To inform parents/guardians/families, and any others who may need to know about their participation in a study abroad program, provide them with emergency contact information and to keep them informed of their whereabouts.
  • To understand and comply with the terms of participation, codes of conduct, and emergency procedures of UCF Abroad, the host university or institution, or the program sponsor. Students must also understand and obey the laws of the host country.
  • To be aware of local conditions and customs that may present health and safety risk when making daily choices and decisions. Promptly express any health or safety concerns to the program staff or other appropriate contact.
  • To become familiar with the procedures for obtaining health and law enforcement services in the host country.
  • To avoid substance abuse of all kinds, including alcohol and drug abuse.
  • To follow the program policies for keeping program staff informed of his/her whereabouts and well-being, especially when travelling away from program the program site. All students are expected to register such excursions or travel outside of the program location with UCF Abroad's Travel Registry.
  • To behave in a manner that is respectful of the rights and well-beings of others and to accept responsibility for his/her actions.
  • To attend courses and complete all relevant coursework during the program.
  • To address all financial obligations completely and in a timely manner 

Having reviewed the general responsibilities for program participation,. please review the policies and procedures contained in the various related sub-sections.