Minor Policy

A minor student at Bowling Green State University is identified as any non-degree seeking student under the age of eighteen

Traveling on education abroad programs involves risks not found when studying on the Bowling Green State University campus. To address the additional considerations involved when the traveler is a minor, BGSU has the following policy for non-degree-seeking students under the age of eighteen.

A non-degree-seeking student within the scope of this policy who wishes to participate in any credit-bearing BGSU education abroad program must meet the following requirements in addition to the generally-applicable program requirements:

  1. The student, together with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), must meet with the Education Abroad Coordinator to discuss the risks involved in travel and education abroad.

  1.  The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must designate an adult who will accompany the student throughout the program and must pay all costs for that designated adult. A BGSU instructor who is leading or coordinating the program may not be the designated adult.

  1.  The student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must read and sign a consent, medical authorization, and release agreement form provided by BGSU.

Minor students, under the age of eighteen who are degree-seeking, matriculated students, are able to participate on any BGSU program pending admission into a program and completion of any minor participation documents.