STUDY AWAY AGREEMENT

Why do I need to be put on Study Away Agreement?

Study Away Agreement is how you hold your place and standing at Duke while you study away for a semester or longer. This special status controls transactions on your accounts with the Duke Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid, and University Registrar. You’ll want to get on Study Away Agreement as soon as possible to avoid erroneous debits or blocks on your accounts.

To be eligible to go on Study Away Agreement:

  • You must clear/settle any Bursar blocks on your accounts.
  • You cannot be an any kind of academic or disciplinary probation.

While you are on Study Away Agreement, you must:

  • Take a full course load.
  • Meet continuation requirements.

HOW TO GET ON STUDY AWAY AGREEMENT

Once you decide which program you're doing, you can begin working on the items required to go on Study Away Agreement.

FOR DUKE-APPROVED PROGRAMS

For Duke-Approved semester programs, you'll need to complete the following items in MyGlobalEd:

1) Participation Agreement

Once you complete your Participation Agreement, the following items can be submitted:

2) Online Pre-Departure Orientation Module

3) Duke Travel Registry

Once all of these items are complete, you will see “REG-100 Study Away” listed in your DukeHub profile, indicating that you are on Study Away Agreement.

FOR DUKE-IN PROGRAMS

For Duke-In semester programs, you'll need to complete the following items in MyGlobalEd:

  1. Participation Agreement
  2. Online Pre-Departure Orientation Module
  3. Duke Travel Registry

Once all of these items are complete, you will see “REG-100 Study Away” and/or specific Duke study away courses listed in your DukeHub profile, indicating that you are on Study Away Agreement.

EXTEND YOUR STUDY AWAY AGREEMENT

If you decide to extend your study away for a subsequent term – either on the same program or on another program – you’ll need to communicate your intent to all involved parties.

TERMINATE YOUR STUDY AWAY AGREEMENT

To terminate your participation in your study away program for any reason after being placed on Study Away Agreement, you must:

  1. Notify GEO by signing and submitting the GEO Notification of Withdrawal from or Early Termination of Study Abroad Form.

If you leave your program without providing GEO with this official withdrawal notification, you may be withdrawn from Duke and will need to apply for readmission in accordance with official Duke University guidelines.

You should also consider the financial implications of leaving a program early. See Finances: Refunds.