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How to Apply to Off-Campus Programs

Steps to Going Abroad

Step 1: Meet with your Advisor
Determine how study abroad fits into your four-year plan and which course requirements you might need to fulfill while abroad.

Step 2: Find a Program
Search our list of programs that are available to everyone or that are approved for your major. Confirm that you meet the program requirements.

Step 3: Submit a Seat Application
Fill out the application form found on the web page of the program you are interested in and schedule an interview with the Global Education Office.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with the application process for your program. Take note of program-specific deadlines.

Notify the GEO of your acceptance to your program and make sure to meet deadlines and submit all subsequent paperwork given by the GEO. Failure to do so may result in losing your spot to study abroad. 


Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by March 1.

Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by September 30.

Qualifications & Preparing to travel

To be eligible to study abroad you must:

  1. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  2. Have at least Sophomore standing at time of application
  3. Possess a strong commitment to academics and Christianity 

After you have been accepted, we will help you prepare for your study abroad experience. Through preparatory dialogue and ongoing reflection, we will help you make the most out of your experience. All students studying abroad will be required to participate in a day-long pre-departure and post-return course.

Financial Aid
The Global Education Office works with faculty on campus so that each department can assess and determine what it believes to be the critical elements of a "global education" for its majors. Qualifying students participating in departmentally-endorsed GEO programs can take their full internal scholarship aid with them for a semester's study off-campus.

Studying at Non-Approved programs

Students are allowed to petition to study at non-approved programs. All students accepted to petition/non-approved programs will pay Gordon College tuition room, board and fees, but will not be able to receive any institutional aid for that semester. Students who elect to choose a non-approved or "petition" program may take up to 25% tuition discount with them to a program that is approved through the petition process below.

Gordon College reserves the right to deny approval for student study that the dean of Global Education judges to be of inferior academic quality, or for which there are concerns for student safety. Petition programs must have a direct link to the student's academic program.

Students must first fill out an online seat application (link available to Gordon students only) and at the same time file a formal petition with the Global Education Office. The deadline for filing both the seat application and the petition is March 1 for Fall semester programs and September 30 for Spring semester programs.

As with approved and Gordon programs, Gordon College will continue as the financial aid recipient for all federal and state aid for the student and for any loans negotiated by the student or the parent. Students should speak with their Gordon financial aid advisor early in the process.

Download the petition form ➔