- Apply for/renew your passport. Visit travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports to learn more about how to apply or renew your passport, fees, forms, and where to apply.
- Plan ahead as early as possible. Attend an in-person “Study Abroad 101” Information Session coordinated by the International Center. In-person information sessions provide a good opportunity to ask questions and network. Study Abroad 101 is held Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15-12:45pm & Wednesday 4-4:30pm.
- Research programs options. We recommend that students take 6-9 months to plan for the program they have chosen. Browse all programs via the CPP Study Abroad page. Download and complete the Study Abroad Research Guide and bring it with you to your advising appointments.
- Need help considering your options? If you need help navigating the process and are not sure which program may be the best fit, start a Pre-Advising Worksheet given to you at the Information Session. This will familiarize you with the international experiences available and help you narrow your interests so you will be better prepared to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor. Pre-Advising Worksheets are not tied to a specific program, but aimed at guiding your research and preparing you to make a final program selection.
- Meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss courses abroad. Make sure to supply your advisor with detailed course descriptions and syllabi, if available. You may use the Academic Advising Agreement to guide your conversation and plan your courses.
- Ready to apply? If you already have a program in mind or you found a strong match, complete the appropriate program application and submit by the deadline.
- Pay a deposit and reserve your space - Some programs are open to all students and available on a first-come, first-served basis, where you can apply, pay a deposit and reserve your spot. Often this applies to many of the summer, winter break, or spring break options.
- Apply for consideration, finalize nomination - Other study abroad options may not have upfront fees, but will include an advising phase to help make sure that you select a program that is the right fit for your academic needs, financial aid eligibility, general budget, and other essential considerations, especially if you plan to go for an 8-10 week summer, a semester, or an academic year. These programs require staff to confirm your eligibility and placement.
- Consult the Financing and Scholarships menu options for information on how to fund your study abroad experience. Apply for scholarships early! Be sure to estimate costs and budget for your time abroad. When applying to a program keep in mind that you will need to cover tuition, housing, cost of living (food, recreation, etc), and transportation (air and land). *keep in mind financial aid does not cover summer tuition and costs.
To schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor:
- Call the front desk, (909) 869-3267
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Walk-in to the International Center Office, Building 1-104.