Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

The Application Process

Before applying, make sure that you have familiarized yourself with:



For ALL programs, you will have to fill out two different applications: 

    1. Clark-specific approval applicaton (instructions on this page)

    2. Program-specific application for admissions (found on specific program page websites)


Many of your documents can be used for both and both should be submitted by the Clark deadlines.


Before beginning the application process, we also encourage you to speak with the following offices:


  • Student Accounts
  • Financial Assistance
  • Student Accessibility Services or Center for Counseling and Personal Growth (as applicable)


STEP 1:  Gather Materials


In addition to the application you will need to gather several materials, including a transcript, recommendation and course approval form. 

Reading these instructions first will save you lots of time in the long run!!!

1. Finalize your program selection and review application requierments

2. Meet with your faculty advisor to complete your "Course Credit Approval Form"

3. Request a faculty member to complete a Faculty reference form (may also use program reference for both applications)

4. Review your resume with Career Services to submit

5. Write a 1 page essay (see instructions for prompt)

4. Pay the $100 application fee

5. Download your unofficial Clark transcript

8. Make a copy of your passport photo page to submit


If applicable:

  • Complete a Senior Statement (if studying abroad in your senior year)
  • Submmit a Language proficiency report copy, if required by your program, should also be submitted with Clark application


Download and read the full Instruction Sheet BEFORE beginning your application!

STEP 2: Ready to Apply?


  • Applications for Spring, 2018 study abroad are currently CLOSED.
  • Applications for Semester in the City have been extended until October 15th:  Students applying to Semester in the City should come to the Study Away office to pick up an application if they have not done so.


Deadlines to Apply:


Fall/Full Year Deadline: March 1st

Spring: September 15th

Summer: March 15th



Summer and Non-Clark Program Pre-Approval


Before submitting your application, you will need to identify a suitable program that you wish to apply for.  You must submit a program pre-approval form to Study Abroad.  Programs will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and will be reviwed for:

  • Courses and credit hours
  • Accrededation of institution/University of Record
  • Location of program, health, safety and risk


*Program pre-approval is due BEFORE applying for individual approval.


STEP 3: After Approval

  • Notification of Clark's approval to study abroad can be expected within three within three weeks after submissing a complete application. Notification will be sent via email to your Clark email address.

Notification of admission to your program abroad

  • Host universities or program providers notify students on their official admission to the program, usually via email. Once accepted by your host program, you will receive several emails providing additional information and requesting completion of forms. Submit requested information and forms as soon as possible. Do not wait for deadlines as this can be a problem in the event there are unforeseen delays. After you are admitted to the program abroad, the program becomes your main contact for questions and concerns. The Clark Study Abroad staff is available for support if you need additional assistance.

Keep in Mind...

  • Program specific requirements should be submitted directly to program.
  • Clark recommends keeping a copy of all approval and application forms and documents.