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Applying for a Semester Program

After attending Abroad 101 please select one program you feel you would like to attend (you may change your selection after talking with your study abroad advisor).  Click Programs to make your selection and next click the Apply Now button to begin your profile and submit your questionnaire.  Upon completion, the study abroad advisor in OIS will review your questionnaire.   Do not wait for a confirmation.  Come to the next scheduled Abroad 102 session for the region where you wish to study.  If your schedule will not allow you to attend that session please come to the study abroad advisor's walk in hours.   After Abroad 102 or your individual meeting, your OIS advisor will convert the advising application to the the appropriate semester application for your completion.   Please remember you must complete these steps one week prior to the application deadline.

Your ability to submit the required items on time and with accurate information will assist us in determining your eligibility for a study abroad program.

Your application will not be reviewed until all required items are submitted.   You may only submit an application for one program .  If you feel you have selected the wrong program please contact your OIS study abroad advisor to discuss changing your application prior to the deadline.  

Applications require a $500 deposit.   A link is provided in the application to make this payment with a credit card or electronic check.  If you have a different arrangement with the Goucher Billing Office for your semester deposit please let OIS know.    The deposit will be applied to the cost of the program.  

References for Some Goucher Semester Programs 
For some study abroad programs it is possible to request letters of reference electronically through the on-line application system which are received by OIS.  OIS will send this recommendation onto the program for which you are applying.

References for Other Goucher Study Abroad Programs
Some study abroad programs may have their own system for electronic requests for letters of reference. Others may have separate paper forms that must be completed by the recommender. In all cases it is the responsibility of the student to follow the OIS instructions and contact the recommender to request the reference and to provide the electronic link or the paper reference form with instructions on where to submit the reference.

Students must be considerate of the other responsibilities of the recommenders and give them adequate time to write letters of recommendation (normally at least two to three weeks). Remember to provide whatever information will be helpful to the recommender and remember to send thank you notes.