Simply clicking the "Apply" button from this website does not complete the application process. It is your responsibility to make sure you have filled out all required and relevant application and enrollment materials necessary for the program you wish to attend.
Create an Online Account
Even before you are ready to study abroad, please create an online study abroad profile so you can communicate with study-abroad advisors, get invited to information sessions and presentations, and make the study-abroad office aware of your interest in study abroad.
You can find study abroad programs through the interactive world map or search by categories:
Programs by Major
To search for a program which will offer courses in a particular major, use the Advanced Search page.
Programs by Country
Apply to a Study Abroad Program
If you would like to apply to a study abroad program, you need to be logged in to your account. You can then apply as follows:
Go to the interactive world map or the advanced search to find the specific program in which you are interested.
Click the "Apply" link next to the program name. This will link you to the application process for that specific program.
You can find and track the progress of your applications by using the "My Applications" report. Look under the "Online Forms" column. There will be two numbers indicating "0 out of X". This indicates how many forms are related to that specific application, and how many of those forms you have filled out. Thus, you need to click on this (0 / X) link and then you will see a list of the forms you need to fill out. Click on the form name and fill in the form(s) completely.
As you complete the necessary form(s), your forms will be reviewed and you will be notified as to the next steps in the process.
Program Provider or Host Institution Applications
After you complete the preliminary application and are notified by the study abroad office that you have been "Approved" to study abroad, you will then need to click on the link to the specific program and follow the application instructions for the specific program provider or OU-based program.
For AHA and CIEE programs, once you have completed the application with the program provider and have paid the application fee, the program provider will review your application and notify the Oakland Office of International Education that your application is ready for review. You will be contacted by the office to come in for a brief interview before the office makes a recommendation to the provider regarding your acceptance into the program.
For JCMU programs, applicants will be notified directly by the JCMU office regarding their acceptance into the program.
Applicants for the National Student Exchange and for OU-based programs will complete the universal OU application form. National Student Exchange applicants will meet with the International Education director once their applications are complete; applicants for other programs will be notified by the program directors as to how to proceed after completing the application.