The study-abroad application process includes two phases:
Step 1: Find the study abroad program that fits your academic, career, and personal needs. Look for programs by visiting the International Office and by using the USJ Study Abroad website and this program finder to search for approved study abroad programs. You can also fill out an “Initial Inquiry Form” (International Office will send it to you via e-mail). It's a good idea to speak with your academic adviser so that you have a clear idea regarding what credits you want to take abroad and how study abroad fits into your academic program.
Step 2: When you have narrowed down your options and are ready to apply for a program, please contact the International Office ([email protected]). Begin the application with your study abroad provider.
Step 3: Inquire with the International Office and your study abroad provider regarding scholarships or grants for study abroad. (Then apply for them!)
Step 4: Fill out the “Financing Study Abroad Worksheet” and refer to the “Financial Aid Application Checklist”. Visit the Financial Aid Office.
Step 5: You now have: 1) a study abroad program that fits your career and personal goals, 2) a semester / summer to go abroad, and 3) a financial plan to pay for the employment-enhancing experience of study abroad. Good work! Now, fill out the “Approval to Participate in Study Abroad” form and bring it to the International Office.
Step 6: At this point, you will be working with the provider to complete your pre-departure materials. You should also fill out all of the other paperwork needed at USJ:
These six forms should not take too much time to complete. When you have finished, turn them in to the International Office. When the Approval to Study Abroad form has been signed by all parties, you will receive a copy. Please retain a copy for your records.
Congratulations on investing in your future and fulfilling your goals with study abroad. Keep in contact with the International Office while abroad and when you return.
The following details USJ’s study-abroad application deadlines. Specific program deadlines may be different.
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