The Citadel Military College of South Carolina
202 Richardson Avenue - 2nd Floor
Charleston, SC 29409
(843) 608-1218
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Can I use my financial aid package for study abroad?
  • You may use your financial aid package to cover study abroad, however check with the financial aid office to discuss payment plans and disbursement for independent programs.
What about my scholarships while I am away?
  • Although your grades are processed as pass/fail while you are abroad if you have a scholarship a grade/point system will be assigned to ensure you fulfill your scholarship requirements.
Are the classes harder abroad?
  • Most students reported back that the classes were comparable to Citadel coursework, not harder or easier.
How do I apply for a passport?
Do I need a student visa?
  • Depending on what country you are traveling to and how long you will be there you may have to obtain a student visa. Your program provider will inform you whether one is required or not before your departure and how to go about getting one.
  • Students who intend on studying abroad for a semester in Spain, Italy, or France: Apply early for your visas as a personal appointment with the consulate is required

How much do students spend per month living abroad?

  • Depends on the country, on average, students who studied abroad in past semesters spent between $750-$1000 per month ( to include costs related to getting out and experiencing the culture- museums, restaurants, nightlife, etc.)

What is the most useful thing previous students suggest taking abroad?
  • Laptop
What about cell phones?
  • Check with your current phone service provider to compare international calling plans. Some study abroad programs offer a discounted rate for international cell phones and service plans so check with them so see if a cell phone is provided. If you bring your laptop or have computer access, remember that Skype is free and a great way to keep in contact with your friends and family at home.
Should I use a credit card or debit card?
  • Most countries accept Visa and MasterCard as well as debit cards. Check with your bank to find out international service fees and see if there is a partner bank in the country or city you will be in that offers low transaction fees. It is important to always have a backup plan as well in the event that your wallet/money gets lost or stolen.
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