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.
Starting the application process grants the Office of Multicultural and International Student Services and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS) permission to review your academic and disciplinary records.
- Start the online TnCIS application on www.tncis.org. You must do this before you can pay the application fee. To pay the application fee, submit the Application Fee Form to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive further instructions for payment.
- Application deadline: Thursday, February 11, 2021
- Complete the Study Abroad Interest Application.
- Submit an Advisor Prerequisite Approval Form to email@example.com by Friday, January 29, 2021.
- Submit a copy of your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status by noon on Friday, January 29, 2021. Check Financial Aid Tips for instructions on how to check your SAP status.
*If you decide not to participate in study abroad after submitting an application, you must notify TnCIS and Chattanooga State’s Office of Multicultural and International Student Services.
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. 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 trip, 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 2021 (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
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.
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 Chattanooga State’s Disabilities Support Services Office, or the Office of Multicultural and 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.