The Application‌ Process

 

Students interested in study abroad programs should consult with their faculty advisor and the Office of Global Education staff during the fall semester of their sophomore year.

During December of the sophomore year, students apply to the Office of Global Education to obtain Muhlenberg permission to study abroad during the junior year. Once approved by Muhlenberg in February of the sophomore year, students are required to submit a nonrefundable acceptance deposit of $600 in order to process their application to the host institution. The deposit consists of $300 which will be applied towards the payment of Muhlenberg tuition fees. The other $300 will purchase mandatory study abroad health insurance.

MUHLENBERG INTERNAL APPLICATION


To apply for study abroad, students complete a Muhlenberg internal application, supplying faculty references and their academic advisor’s approval. Once approved to study abroad by Muhlenberg, students complete host institution application materials. The Department of Global Education will forward all application materials to the overseas institution. Detailed information regarding admission procedures, transfer credit, and the fee structure is available from the Department of Global Education.

TIMELINE TO APPLY FOR OFF-CAMPUS STUDY

September and October
- Attend Study Abroad Poster Fair-TBA
- Attend Mandatory General Information Meeting-TBA
- Attend program specific information meetings of your interest
- Declare a major
- First Year Students interested in going abroad (junior year) attend the first year student information meeting

December
 Muhlenberg College off-campus application is due.  Complete the application and secure the necessary advisor(s) signatures.

Winter Break
ALL STUDENTS – apply for a passport

January
Study abroad decisions announced.  Student and parents will receive a letter in the mail.

Early February
- $600.00 non-refundable acceptance deposit due, refer to acceptance letter for specific date.
- $300.00 non-refundable acceptance deposit due for study in Washington.

FOR STUDENTS STUDYING OFF CAMPUS - FALL and FULL year

February
Complete application materials required by your overseas institution.  Submit completed attachments to the Office of Global Education.

April
- Complete required Muhlenberg College forms.  Submit to the Office of Global Education.
- Attend off-campus pre-departure meeting.

May/June
Apply for a visa, if required.

FOR STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD - SPRING

April
Complete application materials required by your off-campus institution.  Submit completed attachments to the Office of Global Education.

October/November
- Complete required Muhlenberg College forms.  Submit to the Office of Global Education.
- Attend pre-department meeting.
- Apply for a visa, if required.