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FAQs

How do I find information about CPS international summer programs?

Each international summer program has a website which is an excellent resource for information about itineraries, applications, and other program details.

Watch for flyers about program specific information sessions throughout the year as well as emails from university listservs. We encourage students to check the website periodically as program information is updated frequently.

How do I apply for a CPS international summer program?

Application forms can be downloaded from this website.

Deadline is January 18, 2013  but visit program specific sites for updated information on application deadlines.

What is the selection process like?

In conjunction with a CPS staff committee, faculty members leading an international summer program will select participants based on several factors.

Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Often, the seniority of a student is taken into account so that rising seniors are given priority over students who will have opportunities to participate in the program during future summers. Students must have completed the first tier of their graduation requirement before they participate, and special consideration is given to students who have demonstrated an interest in public service and civic engagement. Finally, students’ personal statements and letters of recommendation are taken into account during the selection process.

How does participating in a CPS international summer program help me fulfill my graduation requirement?

By participating in one of our international summer programs and by taking any required affiliated course, students will be fulfilling the second tier of their graduation requirement. Students must have completed or be in the process of completing their first tier requirement before applying.

Can I be asked to leave a program once abroad?

While abroad, students are bound by the Tulane code of conduct and alcohol and drug policies will be enforced. Abuse of these policies is grounds for being sent home at the student’s own expense.

How does CPS ensure the safety of students traveling abroad?

Program participants will be accompanied by a faculty member and/or CPS staff member while abroad. All our programs have been thoroughly reviewed by a faculty committee with safety considerations in mind and Tulane Risk Management assesses each program to ensure safety concerns have been properly addressed.

Additionally, evacuation insurance is purchased for every participant in a CPS international summer program; and in the case of a medical or public safety emergency, students will be transported to the nearest medical facility.

It is important to note that CPS' responsibility for a student participating in an international study abroad program concludes at the end of the stated program dates. Students who decide to remain abroad following completion of the program dates will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging the completion of Tulane and CPS' safety responsibilities as set forth by the stated program dates. After the stated program dates students will be responsible for their own safety while abroad.

Do I need to buy travel insurance?

Tulane University provides in-country health coverage as well as emergency evacuation coverage. To learn more about provided insurances please visit: http://tulane.edu/counsel/oirm/studyabroad.cfm

Please note that this coverage does not cover trip interruption insurance. Additionally, since this is not a travel package arranged by a travel agent some fees are non-refundable. However, if you are interested in purchasing additional coverage such as trip interruption insurance, please contact Dr. Myriam Huet by e-mail (mhuet@tulane.edu) to discuss available options. Please note that the purchase of trip interruption insurance will ensure a refund for airfare if necessary, but not other program fees.

What is the refund policy for CPS International Programs?

After a student has accepted a position on the trip, deposits are non-refundable (even if a student elects to purchase additional trip interruption insurance). Any fees collected after the first payment date of Feb 3, 2013 minus the deposit are non-refundable as well.

750.00 Deposit is due when application is turned in.

1,000 -2nd Deposit is due by Feb 1st. 

 

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