Timeline for Application

Studying abroad requires careful research and planning. It is important to understand that studying abroad does not happen overnight; students who plan in advance feel more confident about the choice they made and have an overall better experience. We would like to recommend the following time to all students:

At least 8 months prior to the semester abroad: Start to research our study abroad programs and attend an info session hosted by the Office of Global Initiatives (OGI). Get familiarized with different countries and cultures; narrow down the option of countries where you would like to go. Apply for your passport and start discussing your finances with your family.

The semester before you plan to study abroad: Schedule a meeting with an OGI adviser to go over your plans, the application process, requirements for your program, etc. Speak with other students who have studied abroad. Understand the deadlines for your program - some programs have very firm deadlines. Work with NJIT's Writing Center to craft any essays that may be required for your specific program. Apply for any external scholarships.

Two months before travel: Discuss your study abroad plans with your doctor or mental health specialist and think about any medical needs you may have, especially how you will getting any medicine you will need abroad. Register for MR_GLBL or MR_INTL at NJIT to maintain your registration here while you will be abroad.

One month before travel: Attend the mandatory pre-departure orientation and get ready to go!