The Application Process: Beginning Stages
Students are encouraged to begin gathering information and talking to advisors as early as their first semester at Clark.
Every year in early fall, the Study Abroad office hosts a Clark Programs Abroad Fair, which allows students to gather initial information on available study abroad options. After that, you will want to see how a study abroad program makes sense with your overall educational framework at Clark. These pages outline the Clark study abroad advising and application process.
Step 1: Study Abroad 101 - Information Sessions
The first step to studying abroad at Clark is to attend "Study Abroad 101" - an information session for prospective students. This workshop goes over Clark's policies, different programs, the application process, and frequently asked questions, and is offered regularly throughout each semester. You can view upcoming dates on our main webpage.
Step 2: Talk With Your Stakeholders
Discuss plans to go abroad with your parents or other loved ones who may be invested in your experience at Clark.
Develop an academic plan with your faculty advisor. This will help you decide when and where it would be best to study abroad and stay on target for all your graduation requirements. Also consider requirements for the Accelerated BA/Master's Degree Program.
Understand the costs of studying abroad as it applies to you. Explore funding and scholarship opportunities early. Check with your department to see if they offer scholarship opportunities. Be aware that deadlines for scholarships planning up to a year in advance of going abroad.
Step 3: Research Programs
For further research on programs, you can:
- Come to the Study Abroad office for drop-in hours or make an appointment
- Browse the program pages on our web site), and look for direct links to the program abroad and additional information on visas, travel and current events in your country of choice
- Talk with a returned student/student ambassador
- Use these tips from returned students to guide you through the process.
- Review websites such as the U.S. State Department website on studying abroad.