APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD:
THE BASICS
Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives
Study Abroad Ambassadors
http://www.uwb....
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

• This is where you set the parameters for what you are looking for in a program
• L...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

If you leave your search
general, you will have a
lot of results to look
through so ...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
• Look at the different
options—this is your once
in a lifetime opportunity
• Try and...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
Is this program
right for me?

• Read ALL of the program
description
• How does it fi...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

Some programs run multiple terms, so make sure you apply for the correct one
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

While it looks like there is
a lot, there are actually
only three sections
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

This is the standard
application for all UWfaculty led programs
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

• This is your chance to tell the directors why deserve to be on this trip, not just...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

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•
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Think realistically about how you plan on financing the program
FAFSA fundi...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

How have your travel or lack of travel experiences influenced your decision to study...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

Give you recommender
enough time—minimum
two weeks before the
application deadline
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

• We strongly suggest you have a UW faculty member provide your letter
• It is best ...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

Course information will help them remember you in a specific classroom setting
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

This shows that you have
successfully sent the
recommendation request
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

When your letter has
been received the box
will be checked off

Make sure to send a ...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

This is quick
and easy
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

• When all the boxes are
checked, your application is
complete
• If all parts are co...
APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
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University of Washington Study Abroad Application Tips and Basics

  1. 1. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives Study Abroad Ambassadors http://www.uwb.edu/globalinitiatives
  2. 2. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  3. 3. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  4. 4. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  5. 5. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • This is where you set the parameters for what you are looking for in a program • Location, duration, and program subject or topic can all be sorted
  6. 6. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  7. 7. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS If you leave your search general, you will have a lot of results to look through so don’t get overwhelmed
  8. 8. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • Look at the different options—this is your once in a lifetime opportunity • Try and find 2-3 programs that really interest you
  9. 9. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Is this program right for me? • Read ALL of the program description • How does it fit in your academic schedule? • Am I interested in/passionate about the subject matter? • Questions? Contact the program directors—they are there to help! Don’t apply because it sounds convenient or easy—lack of genuine interest shows through in your application!
  10. 10. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  11. 11. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  12. 12. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Some programs run multiple terms, so make sure you apply for the correct one
  13. 13. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS While it looks like there is a lot, there are actually only three sections
  14. 14. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS This is the standard application for all UWfaculty led programs
  15. 15. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • This is your chance to tell the directors why deserve to be on this trip, not just what you will get out of it but also what your participation will add to it • They want to see a genuine interest—a connection to the location or the program subject • Straight from a program director: “I look for evidence that the applicant is (not only personally, but) academically curious about what she/he will encounter” –Marc Miller, Professor, UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
  16. 16. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • • • • Think realistically about how you plan on financing the program FAFSA funding, study abroad scholarships Meet with a study abroad advisor about funding and scholarships Just remember, these are a few expenses for a priceless opportunity
  17. 17. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS How have your travel or lack of travel experiences influenced your decision to study abroad? • You will be living, eating, and studying with this group of students • Let them know you can and will be a team player • What group experiences have you had, and how have you made them positive/successful?
  18. 18. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Give you recommender enough time—minimum two weeks before the application deadline
  19. 19. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • We strongly suggest you have a UW faculty member provide your letter • It is best to notify them before you send the request so they know to look out for it, and tell them when you have sent it
  20. 20. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS
  21. 21. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS Course information will help them remember you in a specific classroom setting
  22. 22. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS This shows that you have successfully sent the recommendation request
  23. 23. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS When your letter has been received the box will be checked off Make sure to send a thank you note to your recommender—they will appreciate it
  24. 24. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS This is quick and easy
  25. 25. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS • When all the boxes are checked, your application is complete • If all parts are completed your application is ready to be reviewed, no further steps are necessary CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE DONE!
  26. 26. APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD: THE BASICS

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