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

Summer Process
SUMMER APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested in the summer application process? Check out the Summer Application Process page!


Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for semester or academic year study away, a Sewanee student must:
  • Be a degree-seeking Sewanee student at the sophomore, junior, or senior level. Students who are sophomores or seniors complete a small petition process when they apply;
  • Have at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average. Students with a 2.50-2.69 cumulative GPA may petition the Office of Global Citizenship for approval;
  • Pass academic and conduct screening by the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Global Citizenship. The screening will consider the severity and frequency of any social violations and the nature and history of any Honor Code violations. Students on Institutional Probation will not be cleared to study away;
  • Meet the specific requirements for the program to which they apply (note: most programs have  a minimum grade point average requirement for consideration);
  • Complete all documentation required by the Office of Global Citizenship for study away.

Semester Process: GETTING STARTED
DECLARE YOUR MAJOR.

Students applying for study away during their sophomore year do not need to declare their major before studying away. Students applying for study away their junior or senior years must have completed the Major Declaration Form.


REVIEW, SIGN, & COMPLETE STUDY ABROAD AGREEMENT (DUE Feb. 15).

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.

Via-TRM is the platform where you submit the majority of your study away paperwork, so it's imperative you create an account early in the application process. You can also view and filter our approved programs in Via so that you can find one that fits your study away goals. Sewanee students use their Banner ID to login to the platform. 


COMPLETE THE FALL 2022 APPLICATION TO STUDY ABROAD (DUE FEB. 15).

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. 15).

About 24 hours after you have completed the application to study abroad, you will then be able to access the Study Abroad 101 Video form. To find the Study Abroad 101 Video, you will go to Via-TRM, select "Profile,"  then, "Forms." 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-TRM


 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES FORM (FEB. 15).

The Learning Objectives Form is found in Via-TRM under "forms,"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. The Learning Objectives Form will be made available to students after they submit their Study Abroad Application and Study Abroad 101 Video Form in Via. 

Students should meet with their major advisor before submitting the form. 


ARRANGE A MEETING WITH YOUR STUDY away ADVISOR.

There are three study away 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 away 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 away PROGRAM in via (mar. 15).

Students should now apply to their study away program(s) in Via-TRM.


apply to your study away program through the host's website

Students are now ready to go directly to the host institution's or provider's website to apply! Deadlines vary, so students should stay informed of the deadlines for various programs. Students typically only need to apply to one study away program, unless their study away 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 - Final Approval for Study Abroad (FASA) form (found in 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 through Via-TRM. 

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).