How to Apply to Study Abroad

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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.

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.

    1.  Find your program and click "Apply Now." You can only apply to one program during an application cycle, so it is important for you to research your options well before starting an application. 
    2. Complete the requirements in the Study Abroad Portal. Most applications include the following:
      • Completing an essay
      • Obtaining a recommendation from your academic advisor (FC students) or your class dean (GSB students)
      • Obtaining a recommendation from a professor who has taught you in a class for your declared or intended major
      • Obtaining a language evaluation (if your application requires one)
  • You can find more information about application deadlines here.

    Applications typically open in the Fall for the following academic year and there are typically more spaces available for Fall programs, so we recommend applying to a program for the Fall term when available.

    Completed applications are typically reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in January for the following Summer and Fall programs. Spring application decisions are made after the final deadline in March. Spring applicants may be offered a place in a Fall program as capacity limits are reached.

    Be sure to also review the full-term and short-term program guidelines.

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