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Code of Conduct: Expectations and Consequences


Student Conduct Abroad   Student Agreement   General Release   Controlled Substances   Dismissal

 

Student Conduct Abroad


The Study Abroad Program has,
from its beginnings, minimized formal rules and emphasized individual and group responsibility for appropriate behavior abroad.

A guest’s freedom, however, is different in kind from that of a host and entails certain unique obligations determined in part by the terms of the visit.

What, then, constitutes acceptable social behavior? Ideally, acceptable behavior should reflect such qualities as integrity, openness to the new and different, sensitivity to others’ needs and a generous portion of compassion.


STUDENT AGREEMENT

All students participating in study abroad through Kalamazoo College must read and sign a copy of the agreement, which is found in the Study Abroad Handbook and HPP.


GENERAL RELEASE

All students participating in study abroad through Kalamazoo College must read and sign a copy of the general release, which is found in the Study Abroad Handbook and HPP.


CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

While studying and living in another country, students are subject to the laws of that country.  This applies especially with regard to the use or sale of controlled substances, i.e. drugs and alcohol.

While local customs and laws regarding alcohol use vary greatly, there are laws and ordinances regarding its abuse. It is the student’s responsibility to familiarize him or herself with these laws.

It is the responsibility of each individual to understand the gravity of any violation of local laws, legal requirements, or behavioral norms when in another country. Copies of the U.S. Department of State “Consular Information Bulletins” containing information on penalties for violation of local laws are available on the Internet. See http://travel.state.gov.

It is the policy of the Study Abroad Program that any illegal drug use or the abuse of alcohol while abroad will result in disciplinary sanctions, up to and including an immediate dismissal from the program.


DISMISSAL FROM THE PROGRAM

Application and acceptance into the study abroad program are separate from admission to the College.  Participation in study abroad at Kalamazoo College requires that students meet certain expectations and eligibility criteria, as well as exercise responsible judgment and behavior.  

Students who are dismissed from the study abroad program will be withdrawn from their courses overseas and receive a grade of “F” for each course. 

Furthermore, the Center for International Programs reserves the right to notify the parents of any student whose behavior abroad in the judgment of the Associate Provost or Associate Director is unacceptable or in violation of Study Abroad and/or College policy.