Follow the steps below and embark on one of the most transformative experiences of your college career!
SUMMER APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested in the summer application process? Check out the Summer Application Process page!
Semester Process: GETTING STARTED
DECLARE YOUR MAJOR.
COMPLETE THE INTEREST FORM.
REVIEW, SIGN, & COMPLETE STUDY ABROAD AGREEMENT (DUE Feb. 1).
Agreement will be sent through Adobe Sign and will be password protected. Students should read it carefully before initialing, signing, and submitting.
CREATE A VIA-TRM ACCOUNT.
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.
COMPLETE THE FALL 2022 APPLICATION TO STUDY ABROAD (DUE FEB. 1).
The Fall 2022 Application to Study Abroad can be found by searching under "Programs" in Via-TRM.
WATCH THE STUDY ABROAD 101 VIDEO & SUBMIT THE FORM (DUE Feb. 1).
After you have completed the application to study abroad, you will then be able to access the Study Abroad 101 Video form under the "Forms" section in Via-TRM. The video will be linked in the form. Please watch the video and submit the Study Abroad 101 Video form.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES & MEETING 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. Students should discuss their learning objectives for study abroad during 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.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FORM (FEB. 15).
The Learning Objectives Application 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 application, you will go to Via, select "Profile," then, "Forms."
Students should meet with their major advisor before submitting the form.
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). It is the student's responsibility to contact their study abroad advisor and arrange a meeting. Alongside your study abroad advisor, you will choose a list of programs that best fit your learning objectives from our Approved Programs List.
CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM AND COMPLETE THE PAPERWORK
APPLY TO YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM(S) (Before April 1).
Students are now ready to apply to their program! Deadlines vary, 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.
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 vary, so students should be proactive with the application process.
COMPLETE REQUIRED PAPERWORK.
- Due April 1 - Application for Degree Credit for Off-Campus Study
Submit the completed form directly to the Office of Global Citizenship. Students going on Sewanee in Spain and Study & Intern in NYC do not complete this form.
- Due April 15 - Leave of Absence for Study Abroad (LOA-SA) form (Via-TRM)
- Due April 15 - Waiver of Liability & Hold Harmless Agreement (waivers sent through Adobe Sign)
- Due April 15 - GDPR - Students studying abroad in Europe will have to complete an additional form known as GDPR. You will be contacted directly regarding the completion process.
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.
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).