There is an IER option for every student.

Here are some things to keep in mind while choosing which option is right for you.

IER Options at a Glance

General Considerations
Option: International Exchange

Letter of Permission

International Placement Courses Taught Abroad

Experiential Learning Abroad

Global and International Group Project
Term: Fall, Winter or Fall & Winter GINS 3900/3901: Summer preferred

GPOL 3100: Winter

Summer Fall or Winter
Duration: Dependent on institution 12 weeks to one full semester 2.5 to 3 weeks One semester
Travel Planning: Students are responsible for travel planning and in-country arrangements Students are responsible for travel planning and in-country arrangements Travel planning and logistics mostly organized by units on campus No travel required
Academic Requirements (All options require 3rd year standing) 
CPGA: 7.0 or greater GINS 3900/3901: 7.0 minimum

GPOL 3100: 9.0 minimum at beginning of third year

No CGPA requirement No CGPA requirement
Financial Considerations 
Tuition: Exchange: Tuition paid to Carleton, regular fees apply

LOP: Tuition paid to host institution

Tuition rates dependent on term in which the Placement occurs Summer tuition rates apply Cost of course is included in Fall or Winter tuition
Costs to plan for: Flights, accommodations, general living expenses Flights, accommodations, general living expenses Course fees,*flights, general spending money No additional costs beyond regular tuition
Miscellaneous Information: Exchange: Partner institutions

LOP: Non-partner institutions

GPOL 3100 is only available to students in the Global Politics Specialization Topics of courses and destinations change annually
*Inclusion of flight cost in course fees will vary
Theme of group project changes annually
Transfer Students Exchange and LOP: May not be suitable for transfer students; consult your academic advisor Suitable for Transfer Students Suitable for Transfer Students Suitable for Transfer Students