In the section below we attempt to answer questions that arise often, if you still have a concern after reading the explanation, please contact us directly.
JMAC 6, Suite 22 - MSC 5731
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Office Location Map: http://www.jmu.edu/map/buildings/JMAC6.shtml
Attendance at an Information Session is required before an individual appointment can be made and is an important first step in studying abroad. Space is limited, so call 540-568-6419 to reserve your seat. Please arrive early. No one will be admitted once a session has begun.
Information Sessions are designed to provide students with general information about study abroad. The first half hour will cover the "big picture". Students will gain an understanding of their program options. We will then divide into two groups for the second half hour (JMU Programs & External/Exchange Programs) to address questions specifically related to program type. (If a student has already identified their program of interest, they are welcome to attend only the second half hour.)
It depends on the program type and your residential status. Go to www.jmu.edu/international/abroad/fees.shtml for a fee overview.
Basic formula for Semester Programs is: Supplemental fee + cost of full-time tuition based on residency and on-campus housing with a 14-meal plan = Total Cost
Basic formula for Short-Term Programs is: Program Fee + Tuition x # of credit hours = Total Cost
You may apply for only one program at a time, but you are given an opportunity to specify a 2nd choice, which will be considered should you not get accepted into the program for which you applied.
Yes. If students purchase an airline ticket without the approval of the program director, students understand that JMU will not be held liable for the price of the ticket or any fees associated with changing the ticket, should the program be cancelled for any reason. For more information about travel, refer to this web site.
The oIP requires passport sized photos to be regulation sized as outlined by the Department of State when applying for a passport. Information can be found on their web site at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/guide/faq/faq_881.html
Photos can be obtained from numerous stores in the area. CVS on Cantrell Avenue has been the cheapest in the past and they accept JMU Flex. These photos are needed by the program director for various reasons and the number needed is determined by program.