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If you intend to spend a semester or academic year abroad, it is important that you understand your college's study abroad policies and how study abroad fits within your major or minor. 

Courses and Credit Approval

  • To find information on program courses, go to the "Course Options" tab on the GAIAS Program website.
  • 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 college.)
  • To discuss program fit, such as program type, expectations, level of structure/independence, or to compare optionsget advice from Global Learning advisors and returned students. 
  • Complete the Study Abroad Participation and Course Approval form that is part of the Global Learning application for a record of how your courses will count for credit at Cornell.

Academic Policies

  • Take the equivalent of 15 Cornell credits (15 USFQ) Credits for a full semester, even if it is possible to take fewer and still graduate on time.
  • Participate in all orientation sessions and the Spanish language class prior to the start of the first module.
  • 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 (must earn grade equivalent of a "C" or higher - all courses must be taken 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.