Shoulder to Shoulder Program Policies

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, and any student who falls out of good academic or disciplinary standing at any point in the application process or prior to going abroad, will no longer be permitted to participate in Shoulder to Shoulder programs. 

Shoulder to Shoulder programs are designed for participation prior to degree completion. Participation by seniors in spring semester programs will be approved on an exceptional basis.

All Shoulder to Shoulder programs are credit-bearing courses. Students receive an In Progress grade until they've returned from the trip and submitted the final project. It is not possible to audit a Shoulder to Shoulder course. 

Each program has unique requirements and stipulations as determined by the leader of the course. It is important for students to pay attention to all communications and documentation issued by the professor, to ensure that they are in compliance with all required components of their program.

Round trip group flights are included in the cost of the program, provided that students fly with the class round trip out of Boston or the designated group travel airport. Exceptions to traveling with the group are subject to approval by the program leader and are at the sole expense of the student and not the responsibility of the college.

Students must submit their passport and medical form, sign a waiver of liability, and complete the payment of the program fee prior to participating in the Shoulder to Shoulder international trip. 

Shoulder to Shoulder program fees include international travel, visas (if required), accomodation, meals, and on-ground transportation. These fees are billed directly to the students' account. The Shoulder to Shoulder program fees are as follows:

Program Semester Program Cost
Antigua Fall $800
Ecuador Spring $800
Mexico Spring $800
Tanzania Spring $1200
Vietnam Fall $1200