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 the experience you're looking for. 

  • Meet with your academic advisor and the Study Abroad Coordinator (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. 
  • Meet with a student peer advisor also using the link below
  • Meet with a financial aid advisor or check out our financial aid resources to explore how to make studying abroad affordable
  • Consider your academic, personal and professional goals and what you hope to gain from the study abroad experience
Schedule a meeting with Study Abroad staff

Complete Your Application

Once you have chosen a program, you should begin working on your application. Applications usually become available during the first week of fall semester, with a deadline of November 1st. (In some cases, deadlines can be extended for select programs.) Students can expect to hear back about final decisions in January. Your application will be evaluated holistically based on your responses to the essay questions, academic performance, and disciplinary record.  Remember that acceptance to study abroad is not guaranteed.

Accepted Students

Congratulations, you're going abroad! As you gear up for your international adventure, keep in mind the deadlines and pre-departure requirements for your program, and check frequently for communication from your program coordinator. To prepare for a successful experience, take the following steps: 

  • Make sure you have a valid Passport. Students should begin applying early for a passport if they do not already have one. US citizens can begin the passport application process online.
  • Check with your program coordinator to make sure you have all visa requirements completed.
  • Submit all required paperwork on time. 
  • Attend all program-specific pre-departure sessions to learn about your program and the logistics of your time abroad. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with program alumni. 
  • Students with accommodations should work with Accessible Education Services to make a plan.
  • Educate yourself on the culture, language, and history of your host city and country.

Questions?
503.943.7857, studiesabroad@up.edu

Our office in BC 114 is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.