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Applying for Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Coordinator is always available to help you understand your options and opportunities. All it takes is some planning. The process of selection to actual application can take 8-10 months of preparation, so get started on your journey with the steps below.

First Steps

The first step to study abroad is preparing at home well in advance. Here are some important steps:

  • Study your options. Review programming offered.
  • Set up an appointment with the Coordinator of Study Abroad to discuss your choices and review the application process.
  • Discuss your decision with your parents and determine how you will finance this trip.
  • Discuss your thoughts with your adviser (before completing the application).  
  • Complete the Stephen’s College application and submit to the Coordinator.
  • Enroll with the program provider (online) that you have selected.


  • Student must complete one full year on the Stephens campus 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • in good standing with the institution
  • Currently not on academic probation

Study Abroad Orientation session will be provided prior to departure.

Info and Forms 

Review the handbook below which includes policies and program information. Then talk to the Study Abroad Coordinator about your plans to determine which forms you must complete. 

How Long to Go 

You may elect to travel during a semester, summer or intersession such as winter break. Programs vary in length from two weeks to a semester. Semester-long programs are recommended for students who want to receive academic credit. You may choose from semesters of 12 to 15 credit hours or trimester of 9 credit hours. Summer options include four-, six- or eight-week trips and are available for volunteer work, languages immersion, internships or for academic credit. Intersession options are two- to three-week opportunities.


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