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Study Abroad

Chattanooga State’s study abroad program operates in association with the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS). Based in Knoxville at Pellissippi State Community College, TnCIS is approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to sponsor study abroad programs for TBR member institutions including all community colleges and state universities.

Contact

Multicultural & International Student Services
Location: S-118
Phone: 423-697-3352
Email: 
internationals@chattanoogastate.edu

 

Process

Starting the application process gives TnCIS and ChattState's office of Multicultural & International Student Services permission to review your academic and disciplinary records.
 


Step 1: Complete the TnCIS application at www.tncis.org

A completed TnCIS application consist of the following:

  • nonrefundable $100 application fee
  • official transcript sent to TnCIS by the ChattState registrar or through the National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment
  • online recommendation form completed by a professor (you will manage this through the online TnCIS application form)

Submitting your transcript request through the National Student Clearinghouse:

  • To place your order for a transcript, click NSC
  • Complete all student information
  • Under options
    • Click “College or University” (verify correct country and state — USA, TN)
    • Search for Pellissippi State Community College
    • Under department click TnCIS Study Abroad
    • Click to send “as is”

 

Note: it may take up to 48 hours for TnCIS to receive an electronic transcript.
Note: It is strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

  • Spring application deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • Summer application deadline: Saturday, February 11, 2023

To pay the application fee, click here: Study Abroad Application Fee Form

 


Step 2: Funding

  1. Complete the Study Abroad Interest & Grant Application 2023 Application to be considered for the Study Abroad grant.
  2. Additional scholarships may be available through the Chattanooga State Foundation. You will need to complete the Chattanooga State General Scholarship application to be considered for them.

Note: If funding is available, you may be eligible for an additional needs-based grant.

Requirements:

  • Pell grant eligible*
  • Faculty recommendation
  • Write an explanation of needs
  • If not Pell eligible provide proof of unmet financial need at an interview with the committee

Note: If you decide not to participate in study abroad after submitting an application, you must notify TnCIS and ChattState’s Office of Multicultural &International Student Services.

Program Funding

Chattanooga State offers grants and partnership grants to assist with study abroad program expenses. These grants are funded through the college and the student international fee. Funding is limited and does not cover the entire study abroad program fee, but our goal is to cover 50% of its cost. Students are encouraged to seek additional funding through financial aid or other personal resources.

If you choose to have a GoFundMe page or solicit funding for your program, it cannot be done using Chattanooga State as the soliciting agent.

Grant Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be in good standing with academic and disciplinary matters
  • GPA of 2.0 or better in all college-level coursework
  • Must be degree-seeking
  • Successfully complete at least 12 college-level credit hours by the end of spring 2023 (Learning Support courses are not college-level courses and cannot satisfy this requirement)
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program
Important Dates

Program Fee = your payment for the program (minus your scholarship)

Spring

  • Spring application opens - Saturday, October 1st, 2022
  • Spring application deadline - Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • Spring program fee full payment deadline - Tuesday, November 22, 2022
  • Mandatory orientation - TBD

Summer

  • Spring application opens - Saturday, October 1st, 2022
  • Summer application deadline - Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Summer program fee full payment deadline - Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Mandatory orientation - Saturday, April 1, 2023
Travel Requirements

Passport

Individuals wishing to study abroad will need a valid, unexpired passport. Your emergency contact must also have a valid, unexpired passport in the event that you would need him/her in an emergency situation while you are abroad. Passport information can be found at Travel.State.Gov
 

Visa

Individuals with a current visa status (F-1, M-1, etc.) will need to determine whether a tourist visa is required for entry into the country where they plan to study. This information can typically be found on the web page of the country’s embassy/consulate.

For additional information, please refer to the Non-US Citizens section of the TnCIS website.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, undocumented students, and temporary protected status students should consult with an immigration attorney before considering a study abroad program.

Accommodations

If you are a student with a disability, you are encouraged to discuss-early in the process-your need for accommodations with TnCIS personnel and a specialist in ChattState's Center for Access and Disability Services, or the Office of Multicultural & International Student Services (423-697-3371). All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements in order to receive a passing grade in their program, with or without reasonable accommodations.

TNCIS Study Abroad Programs (2023)

Brazil

brazil

Rio, Paraty, & Salvador
May 8-29, 2023
 

COURSE TITLE

RUBRIC

Introduction to Music

MUS
1030

Basic Nutrition

BIOL
1430

Introduction to Art

ART
1035

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Ecuador

Ecuador / Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands
July 3-31, 2023
 

COURSE TITLE

RUBRIC

Introductory Statistics

MATH
1530

English Composition II

ENGL
1020

General Biology II

BIOL
1120

Read More

France

France

Paris
July 3-24, 2023
 

COURSE TITLE

RUBRIC

Introduction to Film

HUM
2860

Introductory Statistics

MATH
1530

English Composition II

ENGL
1020

Modern World Literature

ENGL
2420

Read More

Germany

Germany

Berlin, Frankfurt, & Munich
May 8-29, 2023
 

Introduction to Music

MUS
1030

Introduction to Art

ART
1035

Read More

Ireland

ireland cliffs of moher

Cork, Dublin, & Galway
June 27-July 18, 2023
 

COURSE TITLE RUBRIC

Modern World Literature

ENGL
2420

Introduction to Statistics

MATH
1530

Microbiology

BIOL
2130

Read More

Japan

Japan

Kyoto & Tokyo
May 8-28, 2023
 

Current Topics in Marketing

MKGT
2900

Modern World History

HIST
2320

Fundamentals of Communication

COMM
2025

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South Africa

South Africa cape town

Cape Town
May 17-June 7, 2023
 

Modern World History

HIST
2320

Introduction to Music

MUS
1030

Read More

Spain

Spain

Madrid, Seville, & Cáceres
May 12- June 2, 2023
 

Beginning Spanish II

SPAN
1020

Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN
2010

Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN
2020

Modern European Literature

ENGL
2420

Spanish Conversation SPAN
2510

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Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

Budapest & Prague
May 8-29, 2023
 

COURSE TITLE

RUBRIC

Modern World Literature

ENGL
2420

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL
1030

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI
1010

Read More

England

England

London & York
June 2-23, 2023
 

COURSE TITLE RUBRIC

Introduction to Music

MUS
1030

Educational Psychology

EDUC
2210

Lifespan Development Psychology

PSYC
2130

Read More

Grand European Capitals

Grand European Capitals

Amsterdam, Berlin, & Paris
June 5-26
 

COURSE TITLE RUBRIC

Modern World Literature

ENGL
2420

Lifespan Development Psychology

PSYC
2130

Introductory Statistics

MATH
1530

Read More

Greece

Greece

Athens, Olympia, Delphi, & Tolon
May 12- June 2, 2023
 

Early World History

HIST
2310

Modern World Literature

ENGL
2420

Introduction to Art

ART
1035

Read More

Italy

Florence Italy

Cinqueterre, Florence, Rome, & Siena
June 2-23, 2023

COURSE TITLE RUBRIC

Art History Survey II

ART
2020

Social Psychology

PSYC
2120

Introduction to Art

ART
1035

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI
1010

English Composition II

ENGL
1020

Read More

Scotland

scotland edinburgh castle

Inverness, Edinburgh, St. Andrews, & Stirling
July 6-26, 2023
 

Modern British Literature

ENGL
2220

Modern World History

HIST
2320

Read More

South Korea

South Korea

Busan & Seoul
May 8-29, 2023
 

Introduction to Film

HUM
2860

Introductory Statistics

MATH
1530

Survey of Physical Science

PSCI
1030

Cultural Geography

GEOG
1012

Read More

Turkey

Istanbul

Ankara, Antalya, Belek, Eskisehir, & Istanbul
May 8-29, 2023
 

General Psychology

PSYC
1030

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH
1230

Music Appreciation

MUS
1030

Read More

TNCIS Partnership Programs - Only Available for ChattState Students (2023)

Australia

Australia Sydney Opera House

Sydney
March 2-13. 2023
 

Global Experiences in Nuclear Medicine

NUCM
2145

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England

London

London
May 6-17, 2023

Codes Standards and Regulations

NDTE
1320

Honors Global Leadership

BUSN
2399

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