Starting in 2014-15, students will be able to use their financial aid to attend approved non-Colgate programs. Until then, the Interim Portable Aid Initiative supports off-campus study in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
The Interim Portable Aid Initiative was founded by the Office of the President to support off-campus study in lesser-traveled regions of the world that are not covered by existing Colgate study groups
. In particular, the program supports students studying in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years. Other non-traditional study abroad destinations, such as the Balkans or former Soviet States, may also be considered.
To qualify, you must meet the following conditions:
- Interim portable aid will only be considered for approved off-campus study programs in the targeted regions. Non-Colgate programs located in the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand are not eligible for funding.
- Interim portable aid will be available only when all of the following conditions are met:
The Interim Portable Aid Initiative applies to financial aid availability only. Programs approved for interim portable aid are subject to Colgate's existing academic regulations concerning academic leaves of absence. Should student demand for interim portable aid exceed the funds available, preference in granting awards will be made as follows:
either Colgate does not offer a study group in the target country, the student is not accepted to study on Colgate study group in the target country, or there is a strong and compelling argument that the student’s academic needs will be better met by the non-Colgate program;
- participation in the approved program is endorsed by the student's academic department/interdisciplinary program and faculty adviser;
- the student will receive at least one credit toward the major; and,
- the student has not studied abroad or will not study abroad on a Colgate Study Group or non-Colgate program (extended study courses excluded).
- Members of the Class of 2014 applying to study abroad in the fall 2013
- Members of the Class of 2015 applying to study abroad in the fall 2013
- Members of the Class of 2015 applying to study abroad in the spring 2014
To learn more about this initiative and to identify programs that may be eligible for funding, please contact Off-Campus Study/International Programs
. Application for interim portable aid will be managed through the regular academic leave of absence and financial aid processes.