Planning Guide

Want to expand your worldview, learn more about yourself, and enhance the value of your college degree all while earning academic credit? You've come to the right place! 

It is never too early to begin planning your study abroad experience. Review the five phases of Study Abroad below, and prepare yourself for a study abroad program that fits your academic needs and personal interests.


Set Personal & Academic Goals

Attend an info session or workshop

Attend our Study Abroad Fair in the fall semester

Discover Programs

Meet with your Academic Advisor

Meet with a Study Abroad Program Advisor

Check out the study abroad application for semester applicants. 

Research Scholarship & Grants

Obtain or Renew your Passport, if applicable


Choose one program (you can submit only one application per term)

Start an Application

Submit the Transfer Course Review Form, If applicable

Submit your application by the deadline
Spring deadline: October 2nd
Fall deadline: March 2nd
Summer deadline: End of January for most programs

Determine Visa Requirements

Study Abroad Summer Withdrawal Policy


Course Registration - once accepted, follow the program instructions

Apply for Housing Abroad- once accepted, follow the program instructions

Attend Pre-Departure Orientations

Obtain your student visa, if applicable

Research Host Country/Culture

Book Flights

Cancel Your LMU Housing for the semester you will be abroad, if applicable

Contact Off-Campus Housing at to access the Off-Campus RoomSync portal to sublease your room, if applicable

While you are Abroad

Enjoy being Abroad!!

Send us a Post Card

Health & Safety While Abroad

Register for classes at LMU 

Understand the on-campus housing applications and deadlines for the semester you are coming back to LMU, if applicable

Contact Off-Campus Housing at to access the Off-Campus RoomSync portal to find housing before you return to campus, if applicable


Confirm Coursework

Overcome Reverse Culture Shock

Attend Lessons from Abroad

Leverage Study Abroad