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Before beginning the application process, all students should:

1. Review requirements

2. Speak with Student Accounts, Financial Assistance, Student Accessibility Services and/or the Center for Counseling and Personal Growth (as applicable).

For ALL programs, you must fill out two different applications:

1. Clark-specific approval application (see “How to Apply” section below)

2. Program-specific application for admissions (found on specific study-abroad program websites)

Many of your documents can be used for both applications, and both should be submitted by the Clark deadlines.

Application Deadlines

September 15
For spring programs

March 1
Fall and full-year programs

March 15
Summer programs

How to apply

Before submitting your application, you will need to complete the following steps:

1. Read the instruction sheet on the first page of the application.

2. Meet with your faculty adviser to complete your Course Credit Approval Form.

3. Write a one- to two-page essay (see Instruction Sheet).

4. Pay the application fee.

5. Download your unofficial Clark transcript.

6. Have your resume reviewed by Career Services.

7. Make a copy of passport photo page (valid six months beyond your program end date).

8.  Senior Statement (if studying abroad in your senior year)

Ready to apply?

  • Download the Spring, 2019 application
  • Program-specific requirements should be submitted directly to the program.
  • Keep a copy of all approval and application forms and documents.

Notification of admission to your program abroad

Notification of Clark's approval to study abroad can be expected within three weeks after submitting a complete application. Notification will be sent via email to your Clark email address.

Host universities or program providers notify students on their official admission to the program, usually via email. Once accepted by your host program, you will receive several emails providing additional information and requesting completion of forms. Submit requested information and forms as soon as possible. Do not wait for deadlines as this can be a problem in the event there are unforeseen delays. After you are admitted to the program abroad, the program becomes your main contact for questions and concerns. The Clark Study Abroad staff is available for support if you need additional assistance.