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Establish parameters around study abroad and international students, international visitors and international MOU/MOA.
The Global Programs Office (GPO) specializes in study, internships, and service-learning opportunities abroad. There are several avenues for students to pursue academic experiences abroad and GPO helps find the program that best fits their goals. Students from all majors are able to study abroad during their time at Daemen. Students may study abroad during spring break, January intersession, summer, or for a semester. GPO offers a menu of International Seminars each year, giving students the chance to travel with Daemen faculty while completing coursework.
Undergraduate study abroad policies: Students who intend to study, intern, volunteer, or conduct research abroad must have their proposed coursework approved by their department and the Global Programs Office prior to departure. Most programs require a 2.5GPA to participate. Students are not allowed to participate if they are on academic probation or suspended from the University or if they have not submitted the appropriate paperwork for approval. To be approved to study abroad, all students must submit requirements prior to departure and start of the study abroad program. If the student fails to comply, the student will not be approved to study abroad as a Daemen student. Students are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct of the program in which they are participating and to Daemen’s Student Code of Conduct. Grades earned as part of a study abroad program are factored into each student’s Daemen (GPA). Official transcripts from a School of Record must be sent directly to the Daemen University Registrar to ensure credit is awarded. While Daemen will approve non-partner programs, pre-approved programs can be found at: https://daemen-sa.terradotta.com/
Graduate study abroad policies:
Students who intend to study, intern, volunteer, or conduct research abroad must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must have their proposed course work approved by their Department Chair and the Global Programs Office prior to departure. To be approved to study abroad, all students must submit requirements prior to departure and the start of the study abroad program. If the student fails to comply, the student will not be approved to study abroad as a Daemen student. Students are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct of the program in which they are participating and with Daemen’s Code of Conduct.
PT students are able to complete one of their clinical placements abroad. Space is very limited and interested students should speak with Dr. Theresa Kolodziej for further information.
MPH students have the opportunity to fulfill their practicum and/or conduct research for their capstone project abroad.
International Student Services
GPO also provides services and support to international students, regardless of status, at Daemen. This includes helping international students with their initial adjustment to life in Buffalo and the American academic system. GPO works closely with campus and community partners to ensure international students and their families have the opportunity to achieve their personal and professional goals while at Daemen University.
GPO is responsible for issuing the Form I-20 and helping international students obtain the immigration benefits to which they are entitled. They also assist in obtaining social security cards and driver’s licenses. Each semester they organize events for Daemen’s international community to get to know the greater Buffalo area and experience American culture.
For current international admissions requirements, please see international admissions.
For current information regarding Form I-10 issuance, please see accepted international students.
International Visiting Scholars
Daemen University regularly hosts visiting scholars and faculty from around the world. Please see Global Programs for further information on how departments/individuals can host visitors including receiving letters of invitation and sponsorship.
International Memorandum of Understanding/Memorandum of Agreements (MOU/MOA)
Working with the President’s and Provost’s office, Global Programs will assist all Daemen affiliated departments/programs with international MOUs and MOAs. If you wish to pursue an agreement, please contact Global Programs.