Student Application Process
The most important thing your student should do is begin planning for study abroad early. Not only is the application process time consuming, but the earlier a student plans for study abroad, the more flexibility in courses he/she will have and greater options for when and where he/she may go.
The application process will vary by type of program, but, in general, to apply for study abroad a student will need to:
- Search programs via RIT's study abroad and affiliate websites and our database The Compass.
- Narrow down 1-2 preferences and ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements.
- Make an appointment with a Study Abroad advisor to learn about the application process and receive the necessary forms.
- If you are applying through an affiliate,complete the affiliate application.
- Ensure you have a valid passport or apply for one at least 3 months prior to departure.
- Meet with your academic advisors to get your overseas courses approved.
- Meet with Financial Aid to discuss aid eligibility. Be sure to bring th budget worksheet received from a Study Abroad advisor
- If you are applying for an affiliate program meet with a Study Abroad advisor for your home school nomination (RIT approval).
- Apply for scholarships early. Visit the Fellowships website for more information.
- Be sure to pay all necessary deposits.
- Attend the mandatory Pre-Departure meeting for which you'll receive an invitation by email.
- Go Abroad!
- Attend Re-entry, a program designed to help you “unpack” your experiences.
- Three to four months after you return, make sure that your overseas transcripts arrived at RIT. Study Abroad & Fellowships will process your grades.