EligibilityApplication Process


Academic Requirements
All SHU students are eligible to participate in any program for which they meet the prerequisite courses and GPA requirements. Please check the individual program pages as requirements vary by program.

University Restrictions
You must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. You cannot be on probation of any kind.

Financial Requirements
You need a clean student account. You cannot have any financial blocks on your account. Please see student accounts to make sure all blocks have been listed. If not, you will not be allowed to register for any study abroad courses.

Application Process

1. Research 

Search programs online to learn more. You can search by destination or by courses of study in the menu bar. Consider the following questions:

  • When is the best semester to go abroad?
  • How long do you want to be abroad? Short-term or semester?
  • Do you need specific classes for your major or minor?

2. Make an appointment

Stop by the Office of Global Affairs to schedule an advising appointment.

3. Apply online

You must submit an application through the OGA website.

4. Affiliate program providers require a separate application

Check the website to make sure you have submitted all of the required documents and completed all sections of the application. Note that affiliate programs may also have additional application fees.

5. Check your homepage 

After you have completed the application, check your application and SHU email regularly. You will receive acceptance notification via email.

6. Confirm Participation

Once accepted, you must confirm your participation within 2 weeks. You will have additional paperwork to complete and will receive program-specific information (flight dates, immigration, deadlines, course offerings, etc.).

7. Complete Post-Acceptance Materials

You must submit all post-acceptance materials listed on your application.

8. Attend Pre-Departure Orientation

Attendance at the pre-departure meeting is mandatory, which will cover important topics such as health/safety, cultural adjustment, communication, packing, finances, etc.