The Application Process
STEP ONE:Attend General Information Session and Study Abroad Fair. Each year, the Study Abroad Office hosts multiple General Information Sessions in late September. Policies and procedures are explained in detail and Preliminary Applications are distributed. These General Information Sessions are immediately followed by the Annual Study Abroad Fair held the next day in the Hunsaker Commons Lobby. Our most frequently used program providers are available at the fair to distribute information and answer questions.
STEP TWO: Complete the Preliminary Application. Each student wishing to study abroad for any portion of academic year 2013- 14 (fall or spring) must first submit a University of Redlands Preliminary Application for study abroad to the Study Abroad Office. The preliminary application does not require you to finalize a program choice at this point, but failure to complete this application in a timely manner may close the door to study abroad for you. This application is typically due at the end of the fall advising period (November).
STEP THREE: Attend site-specific focus meetings. To assist in refining your program choices, a series of site-specific FOCUS meetings are scheduled in late October. Returnees and faculty are invited to share their experiences and provide helpful advice on programs and specific regions.
STEP FOUR: Complete the program-specific application. Special Cases for a Full Year Abroad: Study abroad policies provide opportunities for one semester of study abroad. In rare cases when a strong academic rationale is developed, approval may be given for a full year of study abroad. For students wishing to be considered for a year long program of study abroad, a petition outlining their academic rationale for this request must submitted to the Study Abroad Office by December 1, 2012. Late requests will not be accepted. Please contact the Study Abroad Office for more information regarding the requirements for completing a full year petition.