Q: I want to get international experience through the GAP Program, but I don’t want to miss out on my internship. Is it possible for me to do both?
Yes. Most internships start after you return; and, you will still have 10-12 full weeks before classes start again in the fall. The intent of the GAP Program is to provide a global business and cultural experience that will enhance your resume and career, not replace your internship.
Q: Once students are admitted to the GAP program, what level of commitment is expected?
Upon acceptance, students must write a $1,000 check that will be deposited if they withdraw from the GAP program.
- Exception: Students who receive an internship offer and can verify that their employer will not allow them to begin work after June 1, 2015 will be allowed to withdraw penalty free.
Q: What scholarships are available for this program?
There are no GAP scholarships. The majority of the program costs are covered by GAP corporate partners and the Alutto Endowment Funds. Covered items include:
- International round-trip (Columbus-> project location) airfare
- Project related, in-country ground transportation
- HTH supplemental insurance
- Translator while in-country (where relevant)
The out-of-pocket expenses are meals, souvenirs, personal and US-based ground transportation, and passport fees. International students will still be required to pay the international student fee for enrollment in the summer term.
Where possible, the program will prepay for expenses prior to students' travel. However, in some circumstances (e.g. taxies) students will need to pay for expenses while in-country and provide receipts for reimbursement upon return to the U.S.
Please note: Currently, GAP is offered only to full time MBAs (FTMBA) and Working Professional MBAs (WPMBA).
For any additional questions please contact Kurt Roush, Heidi Eldred or Nell Gerhart.