Application FAQs

  1. What are the application deadlines?
    The deadline to submit a semester study abroad application is 11:59pm on November 1. Applications for summer study abroad must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on November 1.
  2. When will I know which program I have been accepted into?
    Summer: mid-December
    Semester: mid-January
  3. How many programs can I apply to? How many can I attend?
    Semester: You can apply for up to two semester programs, and you will be asked to rank your 1st and 2nd choice program after the application deadline. You will receive a questionnaire where you will rank your preferences from Study Abroad after November 1. You will be accepted into only one program.
    Summer: You can apply to two summer programs AND attend both if accepted to both programs! You will be asked to rank your program preferences within the application portal as you apply. If you would like to attend two programs over the summer, be sure the program dates do not overlap and you do not exceed eight credits throughout the summer.
  4. Can I apply for both semester and summer programs at the same time?
    Yes, you are more than welcome to participate in both summer and semester programs. Do note that you will need to submit separate applications for both terms.
  5. Will my application for the semester program impact my acceptance into the summer programs and vice versa?
    No, semester and summer acceptances are reviewed separately and do not impact each other. For example, if you participate in a summer study abroad program as a Freshman or Sophomore, there will be no impact on whether or not you will be accepted into a semester program your Junior year. Additionally, if you apply for a semester and summer study abroad program in the same year, we will assume that you want to participate in both programs and therefore are happy to accept you.
  6. Can I apply for the same program both in the summer and during the semester if it is a selective program? Will I only be accepted to one term?
    If it is a selective program, we will prioritize that students will be able to get into one term. Therefore, we do not encourage this unless you plan on staying at that location for both a semester and a summer.
  7. Will I have to commit to my summer program before I know if I was accepted into a semester program and vice versa?
    No, the commit deadlines are as follows:
    Semester Acceptances: a week after receiving an acceptance
    Summer Acceptances: mid to late January
  8. Is there a difference between the semester application and the summer application?
    The online applications themselves are very similar. However, the semester application requires approvals from your Dean and DUS as well as a rector reference. Academic and/or language references are required for select programs. The summer application does not require any approvals or recommendations.
  9. Do finances work the same for the summer as they do for the semester?
    No, summer study abroad programs are fee-paying. You can find the individual cost on the relevant program pages under “Finances” in the myNDabroad portal. Be sure to visit the Finances page on our website to learn more about NDG scholarships and external funding available.
  10. Why do summer applications open early this year?
    We know that students make their summer plans early, and we want to be sure that study abroad can be a part of your summer. Moving the application up allows you to plan ahead and add an internship, summer job, etc. before or after your study abroad experience.