Study Abroad Voucher

All Goucher College students receive a one-time voucher of $1200 to assist in fulfilling the study abroad general education requirement.  Students accepted into the International Scholars Program will receive a $3000 voucher and must study abroad for at least a semester.  The voucher is applied the first time you study abroad while in residence at Goucher. If you have fulfilled the study abroad general education requirement before attending Goucher, you may not be eligible for the voucher.  If you withdraw from a program, you will need to return the voucher.  

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Semester Programs

If you participate in a Goucher semester, you will be billed directly by Goucher College’s bursar and will pay Goucher College tuition as you normally would. Room and board will vary by program. A useful resource is the Student Expense Worksheet (available in the Office of International Studies [OIS]), which exists for each Goucher semester or academic year program and states what fees are paid directly to Goucher College and lists estimates for additional costs, such as airfare, books, living expenses, and food (if applicable).

For semester programs, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 by the application due date and is deducted from your study abroad tuition.  If you withdraw from a study abroad program, you will forfeit your deposit. 

A $500 enrollment and housing deposit is due to SAS by the appropriate deadline for the semester you return to Goucher.

Intensive Courses Abroad

If you participate in a Goucher College Intensive Course Abroad (ICA), you will pay Goucher College the total program fee, which varies from program to program.  Final payment for ICA programs is always due no later than September 25 for January programs and February 25 for May or summer programs. 

A $50 application fee is due no later than the application deadline and a $500 non-refundable deposit is due shortly after the application deadline.  These dates change every semester. 


Withdrawal by Student.  If the student withdraws from the Program for any reason, after Program withdrawal deadlines or during the course of the Program, the student understands that they will not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid, including the program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, Program fees or any other fees the student may have incurred in connection with the Program prior to their departure or after their arrival at the Program site.  The student understands that withdrawal from the Program may affect their financial aid package and require return of their aid to the federal government, and the student agrees to consult the Office of Financial Aid immediately if they withdraw from the Program.

Cancellation of Program by College. If the Program is interrupted or cancelled by the College for any reason, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, quarantine, civil unrest, public health risks, criminal activity, terrorism, or accident, the College will, depending on the particular circumstances and timing of the cancellation, make every effort to enable the student to complete the academic work of the Program, including by placement in an alternative Program or by other means. In the alternative and at its discretion, the College will make good faith efforts to recover fees from vendors in the host country and to return to me any portion of fees that it may recover that may be attributable to the student's participation in the Program.  

Non-Goucher Programs

If you participate in a winter, summer, semester, or academic year non-Goucher program, you will pay fees directly to the organization or university sponsoring the program.

You must pay a $500 enrollment deposit to SAS by the appropriate deadline for the semester you return to Goucher.