Apply for Study Abroad

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Who can apply?

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, transfer, continuing education, and graduate students all have the opportunity to study abroad. It is recommended that a student’s grade point average be 2.5 or higher. Students are also encouraged to speak with their academic advisor about how studying abroad will fit into their academic plan. 

When to apply

Program application deadlines vary. A few programs have an extensive application process and firm deadlines. Assistance is available to students at the Center for International Education.

Summer or fall semester study abroad: apply between January and March. 

Spring semester study abroad: apply in September. 

How to apply

  1. Make an appointment with the study abroad office and speak with an advisor to explore your options.
  2. Research the programs you discussed during your meeting with the study abroad staff.
  3. Return to the study abroad office with your completed study abroad application form [PDF] and materials. 
  4. Complete application for study abroad program of your choice.
  5. Select courses and meet with your advisor and study abroad staff to have courses approved. 
  6. Begin the financial aid application process. The study abroad staff will help you to complete a budget to estimate your total expenses, which you will need in order to schedule an appointment with the financial aid office.
  7. Meet with financial aid to discuss program funding.
  8. Prepare for your departure by attending the mandatory pre-departure orientation at the end of the semester. 
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