In order to receive Honors core credit for work completed on a non-Honors study abroad program, students must create and complete an Honors level ad hoc project designed to supplement your study abroad experience.
Through study abroad ad hoc, a student can work with an instructor to obtain Honors credit for work completed abroad. It is assumed that any Honors student who exercises this option is interested in pursuing the subject to a greater depth and with more intensity than she or he could within the framework of the regular class and is prepared to undertake the extra work and expend the extra energy.
This work should reflect qualities of scholarly effort beyond the ordinary. In short, both student and instructor are committing themselves to extra efforts and to a more demanding and more in-depth pursuit of the subject, rather than merely additional work. Unless both are prepared to make this commitment, the study abroad ad hoc option should not be undertaken.
To receive ad hoc study abroad Honors Credit:
- On acceptance to the study abroad program, meet with an Honors Program adviser in Mary Gates Hall Room 211 to confirm the course is appropriate for ad hoc Honors credit, and to discuss what requirement(s) it will fulfill.
- Meet with your instructor or study abroad director and discuss the concept of ad hoc Honors. Be sure the instructor can commit to supervise the additional project.
- Summarize the agreement of how you will satisfy Honors credit on the study abroad ad hoc form.
Sample Ad-Hoc Study Abroad Samples
We asked a few Honors students to reflect on past ad hoc study abroad projects:
Please talk to an Honors adviser if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org