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.
To be done 1 year to 6 months before students study abroad
Set Personal & Academic Goals
Attend an info session
Attend our Study Abroad Fair in the fall semester
Discover Semester Programs - click on the title to access the program brochure page
Discover Summer Programs - click on the title to access the program brochure page
Meet with your Academic Advisor
Meet with a Study Abroad Program Advisor
Obtain or Renew your Passport, if applicable
For semester programs, students submit an applciation the semester before they intend to attend the program. For summer programs, ther application cycle is from November to January.
Choose one program (you can submit only one application per term)
Start an Application - click the name of the program, and then, the "Apply Now" button.
Submit the Transfer Course Review Form, if applicable
Submit your application by the deadline
Spring deadline: October 2nd
Fall deadline: March 2nd
Summer deadline: November (some programs) or the end of January (most programs)
Determine Visa Requirements
Be aware of the Study Abroad Summer Withdrawal Policy
Students have about a week to commit to a program after they recieve the acceptance email
After students commit to a program, they start preparing to study abroad.
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
Cancel Your LMU Housing for the semester you will be abroad, if applicable
While you are Abroad
Enjoy being Abroad!!
Register for classes at LMU for the term after your study abroad experience
Understand the on-campus housing applications and deadlines for the semester you are coming back to LMU, if applicable
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