1. The normal minimum class load will be the equivalent of 16 credit hours per semester, including those courses which the student wishes to audit. Once registration has been completed and approved by the program director, no credit course may be dropped without his/her permission. The program director may require a student to audit a course, even if it was dropped as a credit course.
2. Participation in all group meetings, lectures, receptions and excursions is mandatory.
3. Students on CSB/SJU sponsored programs abroad must follow the usual procedures for course registration at the Registrar's Office. Proper departmental approval and registration for any special arrangements regarding upper division credit for lower division courses, independent learning projects (ILP), or Core credit for courses not so designated must be attained prior to departure for the term abroad. Deadlines for "drop," "audit," or "withdrawal," correspond to established CSB/SJU policy, i.e., a course may be dropped anytime during the first quarter of the course, withdrawal may occur up to the beginning of the final quarter of the course, and changes from credit status to auditor status must be made in the first four class weeks. No changes in the level of the courses, type of evaluation, or the designation of the course as a credit or audit, will be allowed after the completion of the course.
4. The normal CSB/SJU policies regarding S/U evaluation (one course per semester)applies to overseas programs as well, with the exception that an 8‑credit language course may be considered as a single course and taken with S/U evaluation for all 8 credits. Courses taken at a foreign university and taught in a foreign language will be considered as S/U courses unless they are taken in the subject areas of language, civilization or culture, in which case letter grades are possible. Changes in S/U status are allowed with the instructor's consent before completion of the course.
5. If a student is unable to complete an 8‑credit course satisfactorily, the workcompleted may receive credit and evaluation as a 4‑credit course. In such a case, the student will receive an incomplete or failing grade for the remaining four credit section.
6. If 2‑credit courses are taught on a two‑site program, a final grade is issued for each 2‑credit course.
7. Grades issued by overseas universities or by professors hired on the program site will be considered final and cannot be modified by supplementary assignments or testing, unless such course work and evaluation form part of an ILP previously arranged through a professor from CSB or SJU.
8. Attendance at all classes for all courses overseas is mandatory. Unexcused absences may affect the final grade and possibly the student's continuance in the program.
9. To facilitate communication and emergency contact, a student planning independent travel must inform the program director, before departure, of his/her itinerary and possible points of contact.
10. While the program director cannot accept responsibility for the individual actions and values of the program members, he or she is responsible for maintaining conduct that is consistent with the educational and social missions of the two schools. The program director is also responsible for the welfare and morale of the entire group of participants and their continued reception as guests in a foreign country. As such, the program director is obligated to inform the Center for International Education of any student behavior which may warrant disciplinary action. If in the judgment of the responsible CSB/SJU academic authorities, the student's action is any one or more of the following, he or she is subject to immediate dismissal from the program and/or from CSB/SJU: 1) disruptive to the educational aims of the program; 2) harmful to the social and/or legal relationship which exists between the host country and the institutions and students of CSB/ SJU; 3) harmful to the student herself/himself or to other students or staff; 4) inconsistent with the policies or missions of the sponsoring institutions. Dismissal results in the mark of "W" being recorded for courses in which the student is currently enrolled. If the student chooses to return to either CSB or SJU in a sub-sequent semester, he/she may reapply using the normal admissions procedures.
12. Housing on the CSB/SJU study abroad programs has been very carefully arranged for the members of each program. We do not wish to jeopardize these arrangements, therefore, students will not be allowed to house family members, guests or students from other programs in their room, whether it is in a dormitory, a family, an apartment, or a hotel.
13. Student Disciplinary Procedures:
A. The Director of International Education is responsible for and in charge of all student aspects of a particular program such as lectures, housing, international regulations, travel, board, and behavior. When the program is in session in the foreign country, the faculty program director directing the program is responsible for day‑to‑day supervision of the program and participants. Any behavior that is judged by the program director to warrant sanctions that include suspension and consequent disenrollment is determined through a process that cannot be acted on or appealed to the campus judiciary system. If consideration of suspension from the program is warranted, another faculty member, academic administrator, or the Director of International Education may be asked to review the circumstances and render separate opinion. Separate written statements are to be forwarded to the Director of International Education by the student and the program director.
B. The student's academic dean, in consultation with persons he/she deems appropriate, determines the consequences of student misconduct in the interest of the integrity of the International Education Program, welfare of students, and concern for fairness. Information about any such behavior can be communicated to parents.
C. Behavior that is judged to compromise seriously the program or individual(s) can result in immediate suspension with no rebate and payment of all fees, disenrollment from school with zero credits and the official transcript noting a "W." Reentry is at the option of the colleges through normal internal application procedures that require the approval of the Provost of Academic Affairs and Vice Presidents of Student Development/Affairs.
D. Any action that results in suspension from the program will be reviewed automatically by the Provost of Academic Affairs and the counsel she/he chooses to take. If the review by the Provost determines that the action was inappropriate because of misinformation, the Provost can modify the sanctions through appropriate and practical means, including tuition remission, granting academic credit, offering reasonable alternatives to meet requirements, official exoneration, etc. An emergency decision based on clear evidence of grave misconduct can be taken by the Associate Provost/Academic Dean immediately by telephone.
E. ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AGREE TO THESE POLICIES BY VIRTUE OF THEIR PRESENCE IN THE PROGRAM.