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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.  To start your application, use our online program search. 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, so start early and complete it by the Early Action 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.