Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC 28274
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JBIP Policies & Program Rules

Academic Policies

"Study Abroad" is first and foremost an academic experience. Please review the following academic expectations and requirements for the academic portion of your international experience:
  • Student must earn a C- or better in the prep course in order to travel (if applicable)
  • Student must earn a C- or better in order to transfer credit from host university abroad
  • All courses taken abroad must be approved PRIOR to departure
  • Students taking courses abroad must maintain full-time enrollment in the equivalent of 12 credit hours at the host university and will be enrolled in a 12 credit hour placeholder course at Queens 
Students completing courses at foreign institutions may notice some differences between the academic systems of your home and host universities. You should do your best to familiarize yourself with your host university's system before departure, as the approach to education is a major component of a country's culture. We have provided some example differences here:
  • There may be less formal supervision of your assignments abroad than in the U.S. and more responsibility placed upon students to complete assignments autonomously 
  • Syllabi may or may not be distributed to the students in class, and may be less detailed in universities abroad
  • There may not be required textbooks
  • Attendance policies may be more relaxed or non-existent
  • There may be less graded assignments throughout the semester, meaning that your final grade may rely solely on a final exam or paper

Withdrawals and Removals

Once a student pays their deposit, if the student withdraws or is removed from a JBIP program- whether before or after the program or course commences- the student will forfeit their $250 deposit. They may still be responsible for paying the supplemental fee and may forfeit their JBIP experience if expenses were already incurred on their behalf and/or the student was removed for a student conduct, honor code violation, or other negative reason.

Student Conduct

JBIP participants are expected to abide by the laws of the host country and uphold the same behavioral standards we expect of the Queens Community and the Honor Code. Behavior that is disruptive to the program, others, or presents an unfavorable representation of Queens will be addressed as follows.

First Offense - student will meet with faculty leader(s)

Second Offense - student will receive a written letter of reprimand and may be asked to report daily to the faculty leader for a specified length of time. The letter will be sent to the Dean of Students and PCIE Director, who will determine if further action is warranted.

Third Offense - student will be expelled from the program, and returned home at their expense with no refund of any costs. This decision will be made by the PCIE Director, in consultation with the faculty leaders. The Dean of Students will be notified and the student may face Honor Code violations upon return.

The following behavior problems are considered serious enough to warrant immediate dismissal from the program. Students who commit such infractions will be expelled from the program and will receive no refund. The Dean of Students will be notified and the student may face Honor Code violations upon return.

  1. Theft, vandalism, or any other criminal behavior
  2. Abuse of alcohol and/or drugs*
  3. Sexual harassment or misconduct
  4. An evening away from the group
*Queens has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the purchase, sale, possession, or consumption of illegal or non-prescribed drugs.

Alcohol misuse and abuse will not be tolerated. Alcohol misuse is defined as consumption that is harmful or potentially harmful to yourself, program participants, or others. Alcohol abuse is defined as misuse that is systematic and consistent.

Students are expected to abide by the alcohol and drug laws of the countries in which they are studying and traveling.

Program Rules & Safety Tips
  • Queens students will stay only in the room to which they have been assigned
  • NO non-Queens visitors allowed at hotels
  • Non-Queens people are not allowed on Queens buses, trips or field trips
  • Do not have anyone meet you in country during the program
  • Never go out alone! Never leave anyone alone!
  • Do not accept drinks from people
  • Always carry your emergency card
  • Always tell someone where you are going
  • Make sure all bags have zippers
  • Make sure that you are always aware of your surroundings
  • Always tell the program director if you are having problems or need help

FERPA: Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

As part of the JBIP process, each student provides information for emergency contacts. We will contact these people only in an emergency or urgent situation. Due to federal privacy laws (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA) we will not share detailed information about the programs with parents or family without your consent. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to share travel dates, flight information, and other details with their family members. 

For more information about FERPA, please see the Queens course catalog.

Students should be aware that the PCIE must share students' travel information with travel agents and partner organizations for the purposes of booking travel and securing visas. This may include full name, date of birth, passport number, nationality, gender, email address, phone number and emergency contact information. Only information required to facilitate participation in the program will be shared.

Queens University of Charlotte Myrta Pulliam Center for International Education