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Application Process

Research programs

Students should review Drexel sponsored program details and eligibility requirements online in order to narrow their study abroad interests down to 2 - 4 programs. Go to a Study Abroad 101 to learn more about the programs and talk to someone to help narrow your focus.

Fulfill language requirements

Students should begin fulfilling the language requirement as early as possible, if required by their program of choice. If they have taken the language previously, students must take a language placement test to determine their level of knowledge.

Meet with Study Abroad Advisor

Students may email studyabroad@drexel.edu or the listed program advisor to schedule an appointment and discuss their options. Before meeting with an advisor, students must attend a Study Abroad 101 information session.

Applications are generally available 1 year in advance. When ready to start the process, students must meet with their Study Abroad Advisor to open an application. Please note that students can only apply for 1 full term program for a given term. 

Meet with Academic Advisor

Schedule an advising appointment early on to determine which term(s) best suited for study abroad, which courses can and cannot be fulfilled abroad, and if there is any flexibility in what courses are taken while abroad.

Meet with Co-op Coordinator

All study abroad applications require pre-approval from students' Co-op Advisor (except for non Co-op students). Because some programs may require a co-op cycle change, it is critical to begin planning at least 12 months in advance.

Apply for Passport

Students are encouraged to apply for a passport during the study abroad application process. It can take up to 3 months to obtain a passport and up to 3 months to obtain a visa (when required).

Once accepted

Most programs require students to submit a non-refundable deposit either with their application or within two weeks of acceptance to secure their place in the program. Students are also required to complete various post-acceptance materials, such as medical history, flight details, and student waivers.

Co-op Cycle Change

When applicable, students must inform their Co-op Advisor upon their acceptance into the study abroad program so that their co-op cycle change can be processed. Normally a cycle change is not processed until after acceptance into the program.