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The Application Process

Coming soon…The study abroad application is getting a makeover!

As you begin the study away process, we encourage you to think about the skills you will gain just from applying to a program:

  • Learn how to articulate your goals, challenges and accomplishments
  • Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of different host cultures
  • Learn to prioritize and multi-task

Think about yourself AFTER you’ve come back; what will you want to have gained and learned by undertaking these actions?

Steps to Application
  1. Review requirements, attend Study Abroad 101, speak with your advisors, family and other important people; research scholarships.
  2. Start an applicant profile the academic year prior to your desired semester away. It is very important that you get your file created with the office so that we can best support you and help you to meet all required deadlines.
  3. Apply to both your program and to Clark by the Clark deadlines.  All students must fill out two different applications: the Clark application for approval (submitted online to our office) AND  the program specific application for acceptance (submitted to program or University directly).
  4. Make and keep a copy of all documents that you submit for your own records.

Coming soon…The study abroad application is getting a makeover!

Fall, Spring and Full Year:

  • Generally, application requirements for both Clark and your program will include an essay, transcript (official or unofficial), resume, passport copy, course credit approval forms, a faculty recommendation and an advisor in your declared major.
  • Exact requirements will be shown once a student begins an applicant profile through their first choice program in the online application portal.

Instructions for creating your profile and applying to a program:

  1. After you have come to the application portal, click on the “Programs” button on the top left of the page to see a full list of Clark’s approved program partners.  Be sure that you are looking for a program that you are eligible for.
  2. Although you may search by keyword (location, major, etc.) or using the map function, we recommend using the red “List All” or “Advanced Search” bars at the top.
  3. The “Advanced Search” will allow you to search for programs based on program type, city, country, region or term.
  4. Click the “Apply Now” button for your desired program.  You will need to login to the portal with your Clark U ID and password.
  5. After you complete your applicant profile, study abroad staff will assist you in moving forward.  You will not be able to apply to a program until you have completed this first step and any approval to study abroad through Clark does not constitute approval to your given program.

Students wishing to receive Clark credit for work done at an institution abroad must be applied for in advance through the office of Study Abroad & Away.

  • Students must 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.
  • ALL students wishing to receive credit from a program or university outside of the US MUST get pre-approved for transfer credit. Retroactive credit is NOT given.
  • Program-specific requirements should be submitted directly to the program.
  • Keep a copy of all approval and application forms and documents.

Apply for summer study abroad transfer credit pre-approval.

Contact Information

Study Abroad and Away Programs

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  • Alumni & Student Engagement Center 108
    939 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7363