Follow the steps below and embark on one of the most transformative experiences of your college career!

Fall 2021 Deadlines

1. EXPLORE STUDY AWAY OPPORTUNITIES AND PERSONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES
ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION.

Information sessions are held at the beginning of each semester and are required for all students wanting to study abroad. Current students receive email notifications about specific dates and times.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON VIA.

Most approved study abroad programs are listed in Via. Sewanee students use their banner ID to login to the platform. Once logged in, they create their Via profile and can then review programs and complete necessary study abroad paperwork.

Begin THE Learning Objectives form.

The Learning Objectives Form is found in Via, and it is an important document that helps students (1) declare their intent to study abroad and (2) think through their individual goals and objectives for studying abroad. To find the form, you will go to Via, select "Programs," and in the search field, type "Learning Objectives."

Students should begin their form, but meet with their major advisor(s) prior to submitting.

2. MEET WITH YOUR ADVISORS
ARRANGE A MEETING WITH YOUR MAJOR ADVISOR.

Students must meet with their major advisor(s) before applying for study away, even if they plan to take elective or minor credit while away. Your advisor will review and approve your learning objectives in this meeting. If a student has two majors, they should meet with both advisors. After meeting with their advisor(s), the student should submit their Learning Objectives Form in Via. 

ARRANGE A MEETING WITH YOUR STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR.

There are three study abroad advisors in the Office of Global Citizenship, and they advise students according to the type of credit they want to take while abroad (major and/or minor credit). Please find the advisor assigned to your major (or minor, if you intend to take minor credit) here. It is the student's responsibility to contact their study abroad advisor and arrange a meeting. Alongside your study abroad advisor, you will choose three-to-five programs that best fit your learning objectives. 

3. CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM AND COMPLETE THE PAPERWORK
APPLY TO YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM(S).

Students are now ready to apply to their program! Deadlines range, so students should stay informed of the deadlines for various programs. Students typically only need to apply to one study abroad program, unless their study abroad advisor recommends applying to more than one. 

REGISTER FOR GLBL 101. (OPTIONAL)

Global Citizenship and Study Abroad (GLBL 101) is a one credit course that prepares students for study abroad. The course meets during the last seven weeks of each fall and spring semester. 

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. (OPTIONAL)

Many study abroad providers and governmental/educational organizations offer study abroad scholarships. Opportunities are also listed on our website. Scholarship deadlines range, so students should be proactive with the application process.

COMPLETE REQUIRED PAPERWORK.
  • Application for Degree Credit for Off-Campus Study
    Submit the completed form to the Office of Global Citizenship. Students going on Sewanee in Spain and Study & Intern in NYC do not complete this form. 
  • Application for Leave of Absence for Study Abroad (LOA-SA) (Google Form)
  • Third Party Waiver of Liability & Hold Harmless Agreement 
    Submit the completed form to the Office of Global Citizenship.  Students going on Sewanee programs (e.g. Sewanee-in-Nantes, Sewanee-in-Spain, Post War Identity in Berlin, and Study & Intern in NYC) do not complete this form. Waivers will created specifically for those programs. 
  • Students studying abroad in Europe will have to complete an additional form known as GDPR. You will be contacted directly regarding the completion process. 
ATTEND THE STUDY AWAY PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION 

Before going abroad, students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation. Orientations are held during early December (for spring study abroad students) and late April (for summer/fall study abroad students).