10.3.3. Application and Approval for Study Abroad

Students apply to study abroad using the Petrels Abroad Portal/ViaTRM. Students benefit from viewing the Study Abroad 101 and Financing Study Abroad 101 tutorials and/or attending an information session, or study abroad outreach program. Students are responsible for reviewing the application instructions and completing the application by the published deadline. Students are encouraged to meet with a staff member in Global Education to seek guidance before, during, and while abroad. Students must be in good academic standing and financial standing. In addition, the office of student rights and responsibilities is involved in making a determination if a student is considered eligible to study abroad. Upon being approved to study abroad, students must complete the forms available in the portal by the published deadlines. This includes obtaining any required signatures from faculty and staff involved in determining eligibility for earning credit abroad. The deadlines to submit a Study Abroad application i:

  • October 1 for January term and spring semester programs.
  • March 1 for summer programs.
  • April 1 for fall programs

Students approved students to study abroad will be notified within two weeks after the deadline and must then complete the rest of the forms by the published deadlines or notify Global Education of the status if there are delays.

Students must complete these forms prior to departure for their study-abroad term to be eligible to receive transfer credits from any institution abroad to be enrolled in health insurance (mandatory coverage), and ensure enrollment in the FOR placeholder. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure (prior to his or her departure from the host institution abroad) an official transcript is mailed to global education, who will review and coordinate with the registrar’s office to apply the transfer of credits. Host programs have separate policies, applications, and deadlines that students will also have to follow. Students should read host websites and applications carefully.