The Study Abroad Office is excited to announce that applications for study abroad participation during the spring 2019 semester are now open!

In an effort to give students more time to plan for their experience, our office will also be offering early admission decisions for select programs through our Early Bird Deadline. Apply for any of the following programs by June 15, 2018, and have an admission decision by July 1, 2018.

Additionally, students that apply to these programs may be eligible for one of 10 $1,000 General Education Study Abroad Scholarships. Please visit our website for information about eligibility and application requirements.


  • Edith Cowan University *
  • Griffith University *


  • Salzburg College

Costa Rica

  • Veritas University


  • University of Nicosia

Czech Republic

  • Anglo American University

Hong Kong

  • University of Hong Kong


  • University of Limerick


  • Lorenzo de’ Medici – All Campuses


  • Kansai Gaidai University
  • Nanzan University


  • National Chengchi University

United Kingdom

  • Canterbury Christ Church University*
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Leicester*
  • University of Stirling

Affiliate programs

  • AIFS
  • CEA
  • ISA
  • USAC

All other program applications will be reviewed after our standard spring application deadline of September 15. Applicants for these programs will have an admission decision within two weeks. More information about the Study Abroad application process can be found on the Apply section of our website.

*Exchange place decisions will be made after the standard spring deadline.

2 thoughts on “Study Abroad Early Bird deadline announced for spring 2019

  1. Lisa Provenzano says:

    Can a student getting a elementary education degree study abroad her junior year for one whole semester?

    1. Rachel Hatch says:

      Hello! The Study Abroad Office works with students and their academic advisors to find out what academic requirements students have left in their degree plan and then review our programs to find one that fits their specific academic needs. Typically, for elementary education students, the further along in their degree they are, the more difficult it is for them to find classes that fit their academic requirements abroad, because the Elementary Ed. plan of study has very specific required courses in the third and fourth years. There are programs that take place during the semester where students can do student teaching or gain observation hours abroad, which is typically what upper-level education majors who study abroad choose to do. Usually those programs take place during the student’s senior year.

      It might be possible for an elementary education major to study abroad for a semester, but the office would need to work with the student and the academic advisor to explore the options. Students can reach the office by email at or by phone at (309) 438-5276 to ask questions or schedule an appointment to meet with a Study Abroad advisor.