Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I want to participate in multiple study away programs. How many pre-approval applications should I complete?

A: One. You will be able to select multiple programs on the application.


Q: I completed the pre-approval application but I changed my mind and I want to participate in a different study away program. What should I do?

A: Send an email to with the subject line "Pre-Approval Application Change". In the body of the email please explain the change you would like to make.


Q: What advice would you give to students applying for competitive programs and scholarships?

A: Maintain a high GPA, visit the writing center for essay writing assistance, and meet with a Career Advisor for a Resume Review ( 


Q: I applied for scholarships to study away. Will they appear on my acceptance letter?

A: No, scholarship recipients are contacted separately. 


Q: Housing is included in my study away program. Can I room with my friends?

A: We provide an opportunity to share your roommate preferences. 


Q: My program requires me to get a visa. How do I do this?

A: The Office of Global Education assists students in obtaining a visa. However, we encourage students to obtain a passport as soon as possible. Visit to get started.


Q: The program I wanted is at full capacity. Can I be added to a waitlist?

A: Yes, if you were accepted into a program and received a notification to complete a Commitment Contract or Application, complete this online form and send an email to, stating that you would like to be added to the waitlist.


Q: Is there a difference between the fall and spring experiences?

A: No, they are identical and offer the same experience.


Q: If I study away the semester before Florence, how will I take the Florence Orientation Course?

A: We allow you to complete the course online.


Q: Can I study in New York City during my last spring semester?

A: Senior course courses are only offered in the fall semester.