The Application Process: Beginning Stages
Studying abroad takes careful planning. Students are encouraged to begin gathering information and talking to advisors as early as their first semester at Clark. Every year in early fall, the Study Abroad office hosts a Clark Programs Abroad Fair, which allows students to gather initial information on available study abroad options. After that, you will want to see how a study abroad program makes sense with your overall educational framework at Clark. In addition to browsing our section on Choosing a Program, these pages outline the Clark study abroad advising and application process.
Step 1: Study Abroad 101 - Information Sessions
The first step to studying abroad at Clark is to attend "Study Abroad 101" - an information session for prospective students. This workshop goes over Clark's policies, different programs, the application process, and frequently asked questions, and is offered regularly throughout each semester.
Step 2: Researching Programs
For further research on programs, you can:
- Make an appointment with the Study Abroad Office for a general advising session at 508-793-7363.
- Browse the program pages on our web site (see the programs box on the right), and look for direct links to the program abroad and additional information on visas, travel and current events in your country of choice
- Talk with a returned student/student ambassador
- Use these tips from returned students to guide you through the process.
- Review websites such as the U.S. State Department website on studying abroad.
Step 3: Make an Appointment to Go Over the Application
Application packets are available in the Study Abroad/Study Away Office. Students must make an advising appointment to go over the application.
Applications must be submitted by the semester deadline, and must be pre-approved by the Study Abroad Office before leaving for the program overseas. Late applications will not be accepted and no retrospective credit will be granted by Clark University. It is your responsibility to see that all application materials are submitted on time.