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Affiliate Program Questions

What’s the difference between a Faculty-Led program and an Affiliate Program?
Affiliate programs are third-party providers that Furman has partnered with to offer more opportunities to Furman students who are seeking to study abroad. They are not led by a Furman faculty member.

Do I have to apply through Furman to participate in an Affiliate Program? What is the deadline?
Yes, you must apply through the Study Away website by the Furman application deadline. After acceptance through Furman, you will apply directly to the affiliate program. You must be accepted by both institutions in order to participate in the program.

How competitive are the Affiliate Programs?
Depending on the affiliate program, it can be quite competitive. Check with the contact listed on the affiliate's study away program page on the study away website.

How much does it cost to participate in an Affiliate Program? Can my financial aid apply?
The affiliate program will cost Furman tuition and room plus a study away fee. All financial aid can be applied. Additional costs can include, but are not limited to: textbooks and course materials, meals, passport/visa (for international programs) fees, immunizations that are not required for entry, personal clothing, footwear, or toiletries, travel or sightseeing expenses not related to the program, souvenirs, and flights.

How do I get credit for classes that I take while on an Affiliate Program?
You must have the courses pre-approved before taking them in order for them to transfer back in and receive credit by filling out the Transfer Course Authorization form. If you are seeking to receive major credit, you must have the Department Chair sign the form. If you would like credit for a GER, you must indicate which GER you are trying to fulfill on the form.

How am I billed for an Affiliate Program?
Furman bills you for the cost of your tuition, room, and the study away fee.