Steps to a successful Study Abroad Application
When preparing for your application and interview, please use this checklist:
My personal statement/essay reflects my talents and interests.
In addition to my GPA, I have included in my application and on my resume other activities, clubs, teams, student government in which I have participated.
I have spoken with all of my references and confirmed that they will complete the required recommendation forms. I have requested that my references receive the link to the recommendation via the on-line request form.
I have had someone look over my personal statement/essays.
I went to Career Services to have my resume reviewed and critiqued.
I have completed the online application and paid the $300 application fee* online before the January 23rd deadline at NOON (first-round consideration).
I have submitted the Signature/Waiver Form (Applicant & Parent signature required) and 2 passport-sized photos to the Office for Education Abroad, located in the lower level of the ASB building, before the January 23rd deadline at NOON (first-round consideration).
I went to Career Services to prepare for my interview with the faculty director.
*The $300 application fee is not meant to deter study abroad application. OEA offers a payment plan in which you can spread out your application fee in 3 monthly payments of $100 each. Please contact the Office for Education Abroad (320-363-5952) to set up an appointment with an advisor to discuss financing study abroad and to be approved for the payment plan.