How to Apply

Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018 Study Abroad

The application cycle for 2017-2018 programs opens in mid-fall 2016.

Click the link below to begin a study abroad application.

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Here are steps toward applying for study abroad:

Step 1: Attend information session

Check the Upcoming Events dates on upcoming INFORMATION SESSIONS. This is REQUIRED before scheduling an individual advising appointment with an OIE advisor.

Step 2: Explore the Office of International Education's website

Research the selection criteria, how to apply, available programs, deadlines and the required IDS 102X Maximizing the Study Abroad Experience (.25) course.

Step 3: Meet with advisors

OIE: Schedule an appointment with an OIE advisor to discuss programs that interest you or to discuss other questions you have about study abroad.

Academic Advisor: Meet with your academic advisor to discuss course you may need or want to take abroad. Talk with your advisor about how studying abroad will fit into your overall degree plan. If you plan to take courses abroad taught in a language other than English, meet with the appropriate language department at Willamette to discuss how the courses would transfer back to Willamette.

Step 4: Start an application

Click on Apply Now! to access the application from specific program listings.

Step 5: Consider how you will pay for study abroad

It is important to start budgeting and planning how you will pay for study abroad early in the process. Here is some helpful information to start planning your budget.

Willamette financial aid: On all Willamette-sponsored programs, you will be billed regular WU tuition and you may use your WU financial aid. If you have any questions or concerns about how your financial aid will work for study abroad, contact a financial aid advisor.

Study abroad scholarships: Research scholarships EARLY (as soon as you know you want to apply for study abroad) to avoid missing important deadlines.

  • Some scholarship deadlines will come before you receive the official approval of your study abroad application.
  • Check the eligibility requirements of each scholarship and contact the scholarship administrators if you are unsure whether you can apply before you receive final approval from Willamette.
  • Don’t make assumptions without asking! If you wait until you receive your official approval for study abroad, you will likely miss most of the scholarship deadlines.


Check the OIE website - see left navigation bar and attend a General Study Abroad Information Session- offered in spring and fall. If you still have questions, contact an OIE advisor at