Study abroad application, registration and deadlines
To apply for a semester or summer study abroad program as an independent traveler, please complete these steps and meet these deadlines:
- Schedule an appointment with the Global Connections director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, major, when you want to go abroad and for how long, and what destinations you are considering.
- Meet with your academic advisor to identify the courses you want to take abroad to make sure they fit with your academic plan and continue to move you toward an on-time graduation.
- Complete and submit the Mount Ida study abroad application, contract and other forms by the deadlines. These forms are at www.mountida.edu/travel.
- Deadlines to apply for full semester and summer abroad programs are below. Because study abroad programs may fill early, we recommend applying early.
Fall semester abroad: March 15
Summer program: March 15
Spring semester abroad: October 15
Study abroad financial aid
Special financial aid options exist for students wishing to go abroad to do an internship, research, teach English, or study at a university overseas. Some applications are due a year before travel, so start early. Mount Ida’s Center for Global Connections recommends these sites for additional information on study abroad financial assistance:
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program
- Gilman International Scholarship
- Go Abroad Scholarships Directory
- The Study Abroad Scholarship and Grant Search
- Diversity Abroad
Your home away from home
Your Mount Ida professors and staff understand that you’ve taken a big step by studying so far from home and are eager to help you as you begin your career-focused major. Our friendly and inclusive student community also appreciates the diversity you bring to our college campus. Together, we want you to feel comfortable and welcome.
We know that you will find our small, diverse community and private New England college campus the perfect place to pursue your college degree. As a part of your adjustment process, our Center for Global Connections will be available to you as your one-stop source for everything you need to transition smoothly from your home country to college and into American life on our campus near Boston.
The Center for Global Connections will provide you the guidance and answers you need on these topics and many more:
- Legal rules and paperwork for international students studying in the United States
- Academic tutoring or counseling, as needed
- Activities and events to help you adjust and make friends at Mount Ida
- Day-to-day needs, including banking, cell phones, Internet access, etc.
- Cultural adjustment to American life and expectations
- Help in an emergency
For more details on the settling in process, contact the Center for Global Connections Director Robin Melavalin with questions at (617) 928-4624 or Rmelavalin@mountida.edu.