Once you have searched the Study Abroad Program Directory and decided on a program, contact the college that administers the program to get more information about any possible prerequisites, application procedures, deadlines, costs and other details. The program director is listed next to each program in the directory.
Once you have selected the program you want to attend, it’s time to start applying:
Completing Your Study Abroad Application
Before you submit your application, make sure you have the following:
1. APPLICATION FORM
Applications are provided by the individual programs.
2. PERSONAL STATEMENT
A personal statement might be a 1- to 2-page essay explaining why you wish to join this program and what contribution it will make to your education. You might also include, if you wish, any characteristics or qualities you possess that you feel would benefit the program.
Programs will require an official or unofficial copy of your transcript to evaluate your record. Make sure that you meet the program prerequisite(s) if there are any. You can use Transfer Information & Program Planning Systems (TIPPS) to translate courses between campuses.
4. RECOMMENDATION LETTER
Applicants may be asked to request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
5. REQUIRED GPA
You must be in good academic standing. GPA requirements differ by program.
6. DISCIPLINARY AND FINANCIAL GOOD STANDING
You must not have any bursar stops on your record at the time of acceptance into the program.If you have a disciplinary record, the program director may have questions for you about the incident(s) before making a final admissions decision.
6. APPLICATION DEADLINES
Please submit your application before the deadline. Many programs use rolling admissions, so an early submission can increase your chance of acceptance. Also keep in mind the deadlines for study abroad scholarships and the Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students (STOCS II) Scholarship, if you are planning to apply for them. Scholarship deadlines are often much earlier than program deadlines, so advance planning can be helpful here.
Students may be required to have an interview with the program director of the study abroad program.
8. REQUIRED DEPOSIT
If you are accepted into a program, you may be required to pay a deposit. This deposit may be non-refundable.
9. YOU’RE ACCEPTED! YOU PAID YOUR DEPOSIT! NOW WHAT?
Once you are accepted to the program, your program director will be in close contact with you about preparing for the study abroad experience.