Your academic experience abroad is going to be very different from home. Working under the policies and processes of the local institution, you may find a lot less structure, or a lot more.
Courses and Credit Approval
- To find information on specific courses, go to the program’s website using the link in the “Snapshot” section of the Overview page.
- To discuss program fit, such as program type, expectations, level of structure/independence, or to compare options, from Global Learning advisors and returned students.
- For assistance in selecting courses, see your faculty or college advisor. (Note: You may earn elective, distributional, minor or major credit depending on your major and )
- Complete the Proposed Course of Study form that is part of the Global Learning application for a record of how your courses will count for credit at Cornell.
- Study the language of the host country (or take a course in that language) when studying in a non-English speaking country for a semester or year
- Take the equivalent of 15 Cornell credits for a full semester, even if it is possible to take fewer and still graduate on time
- Complete all the academic work and stay until the end of the program, defined as the last officially-sanctioned exam for any course you take abroad
Registration and Grades
- You will be registered at Cornell and will earn credit for approved coursework for your semester/year study abroad
- Decisions on the final allocation of credit are made upon successful completion of the course (equivalent of a “C” or higher—all courses for a letter grade)
- Grades will appear on the Cornell transcript in the same format as they are recorded on the original transcript generated by the study abroad program or university. Grades are not factored into the Cornell GPA
English and Italian
The Undergraduate School coordinates and supervises 7 three-year Bachelor programs, three of which are held entirely in English: Bachelor of International Economics and Management, Bachelor of International Economics and Finance and Bachelor of International Politics and Government and the World Bachelor in Business, a four-year Bachelor program in English. PAM students and FSAD students who are pursuing a Fashion Design Management option will find many relevant course options. The following Departments offer courses in English.
- Department of Accounting
- Department of Decision Sciences
- Department of Economics
- Department of Finance
- Department of Law
- Department of Marketing
- Department of Management (with Fashion)
- Policy Analysis and Public Management