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How to Apply to Study Abroad

Student Canton Winer paints map of Africa on classroom wall in South Africa

The study abroad application process varies by program but all the information you need can be found right here on our website and in the Study Abroad Portal. You can search for a program based on location, majors offered, housing type, language, and more on our website here. You may also find the list of courses previously approved by different major departments helpful in your search.

To start your application, find your program and click "Apply Now." After logging in to the Study Abroad Portal, your online application will guide you through the process of applying to your chosen program. Most applications involve writing an essay and obtaining a recommendation from your academic advisor in your major department or your class dean. Some applications will also involve obtaining a language evaluation. Applications typically open almost one year in advance of when you wish to go abroad, and programs can fill before the final deadline, so start your applicationearly and complete it by the Priority Deadline for your program.

Be sure to also review the full-term and short-term program guidelines and deadlines. Application decisions are typically made within two weeks of submitting your online application.

We welcome visiting students from colleges and universities outside of Fordham to apply to our semester programs in London, Spain, and South Africa and our summer programs.

If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment online with a study abroad office staff member. You can also contact one of our Peer Mentors if you would like to chat with a former study abroad student.