Application FAQs

  1. What are the application deadlines?
    The deadline to submit a semester study abroad application is 11:59pm on November 1, 2020. Applications for summer study abroad must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on November 15, 2020.
  2. When will I know which program I’ve been accepted to?
    Summer: December 18, 2020
    Semester: January 15, 2021
    You will need to commit to your program(s) or decline the acceptance(s) by January 22, 2021 for both semester and summer study abroad.
  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. I am a Junior impacted by the suspension of a Spring ‘21 semester program. If I would like to participate in a Summer ‘21 program, what do I need to do?
    In order to participate in a NDI Summer ‘21 program, you will need to submit an application and you will be given priority consideration. You are able to apply for any NDI summer program location. All applications need to be submitted by 11:59pm on November 15, 2020.
  8. 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 deadline is January 22, 2021 for both summer and semester study abroad.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 NDI scholarships and external funding available.
  11. 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.