All students who intend to study abroad for the fall and/or spring semester must be pre-approved to study abroad by Wellesley and also gain admission to their selected study abroad program.

STEP ONE: wellesley pre-approval

Major Declaration must be on file with Registrar
Proposal to Study Away must be submitted electronically for Class Dean review
WHEN? by December 1, 2014 for study any time during 2015-16


➔ STEP TWO: pre-application meeting
Meeting with OIS Director or Study Abroad Advisor to discuss goals, program selection & application process; and/or attend a group information session for your seelcted study abroad program
WHEN? by February 14, 2015 for study away commencing Fall 2015 or April 15 for study away in Spring 2016


Students are responsible for submitting applications and supporting documents for review directly to the program sponsor or host university. (In the case of  Wellesley programs, applications are submitted to the on-campus representative or to the OIS.) Most programs review applications as they are received, and students are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials well in advance of published deadlines to avoid disappointment and to allow time to apply to alternate programs should they not be accepted to their first choice program.
WHEN? deadlines vary, but typically by February 15 for fall study abroad and June 15 for spring semester study abroad.


➔ STEP FOUR: confirm participation
Health Services Clearance (requires 6 weeks lead time)

Student Financial Services Clearance: students who receive financial aid must attend an SFS workshop (see Calendar for dates and times) or meet with an SFS counselor; students who do not receive financial aid must read the Affording Study Abroad information on the OIS websitee. All students should submit the SFS Study Abroad Clearance Form by April 15.

On-line Pre-departure Orientation 
Regional Pre-Departure Orientation - Various dates in April
Study Abroad Agreement - DUE APRIL 1, 2015 for Fall 2015 travelers
(attached to your Study Abroad Application in myWellesley) 
WHEN? Approval for Study Abroad is not final until confirmation paperwork is complete. All students must be cleared by May 1 for Fall study abroad and December 1 for spring study abroad. Some items require substantial lead time, so please plan accordingly.