Accepted to Study Abroad

USE the application portal to manage your Acceptance and Predeparture processes.

Required documents and instructions for going through the Acceptance/Commit process are all online in the portal. Just as in the application phase, you are expected to complete items by specified deadlines in order to move forward. You will see a checkmark next to the items you have done as you complete them. Below is an abbreviated list of steps you will take to fully accept your placement.

Complete Commit/Decline option in the portal

Deadline to Commit/Decline: 29 February 2016

Pay Deposit

Refer to your portal for details. Reminders:

  • Pay at the Cashier's window in Waller Hall.
  • Make checks out to "Willamette University".
  • Contact the Cashier's office (503-375-5308) for any questions about HOW to pay.
  • DEPOSIT POLICY: Download the deposit policy in PDF form. Also in your "Documents" section in the portal.

Understand the Cost Information for Your Program

Review all cost information on the Willamette Sponsored Programs Cost Matrix. Please note the "explanation of costs" on the first page related to all programs before looking for information about your program. The amounts outlined change OFTEN and are based on the current information that the Office of International Education has. Actual verified amounts will be given to students in their predeparture process.

Apply for Ainsworth International Scholarship

See eligibility details and access the application via the portal. Choose Program Type: Scholarships.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 4 March 2016.  This scholarship is open only to WU students on WU Sponsored Study Abroad programs.

Study Abroad Timeline/Checklist

This checklist will help you know what to expect over the next three to four semesters and you prepare to study abroad, go abroad, and return home.

Parents:  These older checklists will give you a good idea of when and how information is delivered and student responsibilities around those steps.

Pre Departure Forms

For 2016-2017 programs:

Pre Departure Forms are loaded into your Accepted program portal. Use the portal to track your progress. Monitor your portal messages and Announcements. Monitor your WU email for other instructions.

For 2015-2016 programs

Parents: These older predeparture forms are comparable to forms currently used if you are interested in the kinds of information students need to complete/provide.

Study Abroad Handbook

Downloadable in Adobe PDF format. Each student picks up a hard copy of their handbook from the Office of International after acceptance. It should be re-visited before and throughout the experience in order to get information when it is most needed. Includes: Timeline/Checklist, Syllabus for WU IDS course, health and safety resources, intercultural resources, moving towards a successful return to Willamette, and much more!

2015-2016 Program Handbooks