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Application Checklists & Eligibility

Application Instructions

In considering study abroad programs, you decide the contours of your experience, but our advisors are available to assist you throughout the process. We have also compiled checklists for each type of program as reference to help you prepare for the experience, available from the menu for this section at the left. The checklists are meant to help you understand what documents are needed during the application and admission process. Additionally, we encourage all students to visit our office and meet with an advisor to discuss requirements.  

At Lang, we have three general categories: Exchange Programs, Short-Term Programs, and Outside Programs. To optimize the international experience, students should choose a program that aligns with their educational and personal objectives. The programs differ in terms of academic structure and curriculum, geographic location and language requirements, cultural immersion and integration, and related options (such as independent projects, internships, group excursions, etc). It is always worth the time and effort to research thoroughly to find a program that meets your particular goals and interests. Make sure to read through the important considerations in choosing a program.

General Eligibility 

For most study abroad programs, students should demonstrate the eligibility criteria below:

  • Have completed at least one year in residence, or have at least 30 transfer credits (ie, at least sophomore standing) In general, study abroad is recommended for sophomores and juniors, since students have senior residency requirements. For dual-degree BA/BFA students, study abroad is recommended for third or fourth year

  • Have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8. Note the minimum GPA for some exchange or other study abroad programs may be higher

  • Have demonstrated the appropriate level of language proficiency, if required by the program

Study Abroad Step-By-Step Instructions

For more information about studying abroad, we encourage you to read through the comprehensive step-by-step instructions for students from Lang College here.

The New School Study Abroad Programs