Wait List FAQs

If you have been wait listed for Study Abroad, you still have some opportunities to be selected and should be aware of the following information:

  1. Being on a program's wait list means that you qualify to participate in the program but it has reached capacity.
  2. Accepted students must confirm or decline their offer within one week of receipt of offer. If openings develop, you may be offered a spot in a program. There is usually some activity on wait lists up until the middle of March for fall and academic year programs, and in August for spring programs.
  3. There is no ranked order on the wait list. Each location has different considerations.  
  4. If you have a definite offer in one program but are inquiring about the possibility of moving onto a wait list in another program, please be advised that you would have to decline your definite offer before being considered for the wait list program. You would be placed in the wait list pool with all other wait listed applicants. Give careful consideration before giving up any offer.
  5. Make sure you have a valid passport expiring at least six months after your anticipated program end date. If an opportunity presents itself with short notice, you need to possess a valid passport to be considered for participation.
  6. Consider summer Study Abroad options as well as options beyond study abroad. Scholarships may be available for some programs. 
  7. Notre Dame International is committed to expanding its Study Abroad programs. Check our website regularly for announcements about new opportunities.