Steps to Study Abroad
1. Attend an Information Session
Your first step is to attend a study abroad information session. Sessions are at 4:00 pm every Monday and Tuesday during the semester (except when the university is closed). Sessions are in Cashion room 102. You do not need to schedule an appointment for these sessions, just walk in! You must attend a session before you will be allowed to make an appointment with an advisor. This will allow you to learn about:
- Program options
- Requirements & Eligibility
- Program Costs & Financial Aid
- Application requirements and deadline
2. Open a Baylor Study Abroad Advising Application
After attending a Study Abroad Information Session you will receive an email with a link to apply to the Study Abroad Advising Application! Opening an application does not commit you to a program, but it will allow you to begin completing some very necessary steps in the application process. Bears Abroad Applications for each program generally open 10-12 months in advance (i.e. Fall 2022 applications will open sometime in Fall 2021).
3. Research Study Abroad Opportunities
- First, ask yourself, "What am I planning to do?" as opposed to "What location am I looking for?"
- Keep in mind your needs as an individual, consider any accessibility and accommodation barriers you may face, and review our steps to Disability Accommodations Abroad as well as Travel Health guidelines.
- Follow our advice on choosing a program.
- Understand your options to study, intern, or conduct research abroad.
- Consider taking our study abroad course GBL 1101.
- Use our program search pages to search by major or country
- Are you an incoming freshman? Consider Global Scholars.
- Already know where you want to go? Search Bears Abroad for your program.
4. Make an Appointment With a Peer Advisor
- Ready to talk with someone? Schedule a Peer Advising Appointment here! (Make an appointment after you have gone to the study abroad information session).
- Are you the parent of a Baylor Bear? We would love to meet with you and answer all of your questions! Sign up for a Parent Advising Appointment and see our parent and guardian information page.
5. Submit your Application
- Have you completed all the elements of your application?
- It's time to submit your application!
- Application Timeline
- Application Process
- Will I Be Approved?
- Your acceptance into the program will be communicated to you via email one week after the application deadline.
- Your application status will be updated to “Committed: Nominated" in our database. This designation means that you have been accepted by the study abroad office and nominated to study abroad at your host institution.
- You are accepted into Faculty-Led programs upon submission of the required deposit.
- Your study abroad advisor will send an overview of your next steps, which may include a second application from your host institution.
- Final acceptance to study abroad is not guaranteed until you have been accepted by your host institution. You will have two weeks to decide whether or not you will commit to your study abroad program.