Students interested in a study abroad program outside Concordia’s partner programs may petition to use another program.  The petition process should be used when none of Concordia’s partner programs meet the student’s specific academic needs and objectives.  Students will turn in the Petition Form with a detailed explanation of the quality of the desired program and reasons for seeking an outside program along with a completed Concordia Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadlines.  The CALL Center staff will make the final decisions regarding student petitions.


Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to study abroad through Concordia University-St. Paul:

  1. Have a minimum GPA of a 2.5 at the time of application. Specific programs may require a higher GPA.  Students interest in studying abroad with a GPA lower than 2.5 should confer with CALL Center staff before submitting an application.
  2. Hold sophomore, junior, or senior status at the time of study abroad participation. Transfer students must complete one semester at CSP before they may participate in a study abroad program.
  3. Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at CSP. Students on academic or disciplinary probation are not eligible to study abroad.  Students who are placed on academic or disciplinary probation after admittance to a study abroad program may be withdrawn from the study abroad program.  In that instance, the student would be responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred.
  4. Not have an outstanding balance or any financial obligations to CSP before going abroad.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to successfully adjust to new cultural, living, and academic conditions.


Credit Policy (FH 6.63)

Credits earned as part of a study abroad experience at a foreign institution approved through the CALL Center will be entered as “Pass” grades and do not count in GPA calculation.  Students must earn a “C-“ or higher to earn credit.  Grades earned in Concordia University courses taught abroad will be figured into the student’s GPA.



All students should report, in writing to CALL Center staff, any accident or illness that results in hospitalization as a result of program participation.

Last modified: January 25, 2018