Explore Your Options and Apply to Study Abroad

Before You Apply

Before beginning your application to study abroad, take the following steps to determine the program that best fits your academic, personal, and professional goals. 

  • Start by looking through study abroad program options on our website. Consider your academic, personal, and professional goals and what you hope to gain from the study abroad experience.
  • Meet study abroad staff (using the link below) to discuss how studying abroad will fit into your time at UP. Discuss when and where you see yourself going abroad, and any academic and personal goals you might have. You can meet with student peer advisors or the Study Abroad Coordinator.
  • Meet with a financial aid advisor or check out our financial aid resourcesFigure out which scholarships you might be eligible for and estimate what your costs will be.
  • If applicable, meet with AES (Accessible Education Services) staff to discuss any accommodations needs you may have. Early planning is important.
  • Apply for a passport if you don't have one yet, of if your passport needs to be renewed. Some host countries require your passport to be valid for at least six months after your program ends!
Schedule a meeting with Study Abroad staff

Complete Your Application

Once you have chosen a program, you should begin working on your application. The application includes some reflective essays, and providing information about you. Applications are due November 15th for the following summer, fall, and spring. Students can expect to hear back about final decisions by mid-January at the latest. Your application will be evaluated holistically based on your responses to the reflective essays, academic performance, and disciplinary record. Remember that acceptance to study abroad is not guaranteed. Applications will not be considered past the deadline.