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Application Deadlines


September 15 Application for approval for spring programs
March 1 Application for approval for Fall and full-year programs
March 15 Application for approval for Summer programs
December 1 Intent Form deadline for all programs in the following academic year

Steps to Application

  1. Review requirements
  2. Attend Study Abroad 101, research and speak with your advisors, family and other important people; research scholarships.
  3. Submit an Intent Form with the office at least one semester prior to application/one year prior to semester of participation (see deadlines, above). It is very important that you fill out an Intent Form at the appropriate time to get your file created with the office and so that we can best support you and make sure you are meeting all required deadlines.
  4. Continue researching your program choice, scholarships and application requirements.
  5. Apply by the Clark deadlines.  All students must fill out two different applications: their program specific application for acceptance (submitted to program), and their Clark application for approval (submitted to Clark). Many of your documents can be used for both applications, and both should be submitted by the Clark deadlines. 

Requirements for fall, full-year and spring applications:

  1. A faculty adviser to complete your Course Credit Approval Form.
  2. A one- to two-page essay (see Instruction Sheet)
  3. $100 application fee.
  4. Unofficial Clark transcript.
  5. Resume
  6. A copy of passport photo page (valid six months beyond your program end date).
  7. Budget Sheet
  8. Health management form
  9. Confirmation of Intent to Participate
  10. Senior Statement (if studying abroad in your senior year)

Download Spring, 2020 Application

For summer applications:

  1. Review requirements
  2. Rolling basis: Fill out an “Intent to Study Abroad Form” form
  3. Download Summer Application and submit by  deadline.
Summer program policy:
  • Students may find their own program
  • All courses will be taken Pass/Fail; will count towards credit requirements but will not affect GPA
  • Only grades of a C or better will transfer
  • Financial aid and scholarships will generally not travel
  • Students may transfer in up to 2 units per summer, per program

Summer 2019 Application

  • Program-specific requirements should be submitted directly to the program by the Clark deadline (regardless of when your program deadline is!)
  • Keep a copy of all approval and application forms and documents.

Notification of admission to your program abroad

  1. 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.
  2. Host universities or program providers notify students on their official admission to the program, usually via email.
  3. Once accepted by your host program, you will receive several emails providing additional information and requesting completion of forms.
  4. 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. These may include housing forms, visa applications, scholarship forms, invoice payments and other action items you will have to complete.
  5. 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.