March 1, 2020: Deadline to submit application for approval to study abroad Fall & Full Year, 2020
April 1, 2020 (EXTENDED): Deadline to submit application for Summer 2020 transfer credit from program or university abroad****Students applying for summer study abroad may submit an application for approval any time until the start of their program.
Dec. 1, 2020: Deadline to submit an Intent to Study Abroad form for study abroad. Students planning on studying abroad or away in their Junior year should fill out an Intent Form by Dec. 1 of their sophomore year. Students planning on participating in their Senior year should fill it out by Dec. 1 of their Junior year, etc.
Intent Forms are an online survey designed to help you begin the study abroad process and should be submitted by Dec. 1 of the academic year PRIOR to your desired study abroad or away experience. Submitting an intent form does NOT commit you to any certain program, semester or even studying abroad at all. However, it is always easier to fill out your intent form and then decide NOT to study abroad or away than it is to not prepare in advance and try to come late to the process.
Study abroad programs must not only be able to advise and prepare students, but also balance participation between on and off-campus enrollment. We must be able to accurately know and prepare for, and react to that participation. The on-campus academic program, housing, and student activities are undermined if, for example, 40 students study abroad in the fall semester and 165 study abroad during the spring. The top priority at Clark must be the quality of our on-campus academic program. Additionally, we cannot best support students if they aren’t under the timeline that we have designed specifically around the Clark academic calendar, with our program partners, application and visa deadlines, confirmation forms and pre-departure timelines in mind. Applications are just the beginning of a long process and students who start late will constantly be playing catch-up.
Therefore, it is important that we properly advise and monitor our applicant pool so that students feel prepared and supported and the overall academic program remains robust for all students. All students who want to study off-campus must submit an Intent Form by December 1st of the prior year. This application process encompasses off-campus study at any time during the upcoming academic year, including study elsewhere in the United States. Failure to do so may jeopardize your ability to study abroad during your desired semester.