BEFORE YOU APPLY
- Do your homework. Read program brochures, web sites, application forms and instructions very carefully and return all materials well before the deadline. Ask questions during the application process if you are uncertain about something. Research programs in detail before completing and submitting application materials. Some programs may require deposits along with your application.
- Meet with Financial Aid. You will want to know the details of your financial aid package. While almost every type of financial aid will still apply when you participate on a study abroad, a meeting with financial aid staff will make you more aware of your financial specific and general planning.
- Meet with your Academic Advisor. Determine what courses you need to take to continue to make progress toward graduation. Our staff will then help identify similar courses abroad and show you how to get these courses officially approved.
- Talk to your parents!
- Apply early. Space in each program, especially in reciprocal exchanges, is limited. Some programs may fill up before the application deadline, so it is a good idea not to procrastinate. Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.
- Submit the originals and keep one set of photocopies.
- Keep copies of everthing you submit or sign for your files. This includes application forms, transcripts, visa application, non-confidential (open) letters of recommendation, etc. This way, if a document is needed at a later date, it will be easy to find.