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Education Abroad: Application & Forms

Applications for programs begining in Fall 2024 are due

December 1, 2023 by midnight

Follow these steps to complete your application:

Step 1:  If you have not met with a education abroad advisor, please make an appointment with an education abroad advisor by clicking here.

Step 2:  Once you've decided on a program, email Rachel Birkley (, and she will launch an application for you on the application portal. She will also provide you with details on the steps and documents needed to successfully submit an application.

Step 3:  Login to your application using your North Central credentials and  please read through the application instructions, completing each requirement in the various categories. In each category of this page, you will have instructions and due dates, all of which are important.

Step 4:  Once you complete what's being asked of you in each category, and those items have been received and reviewed by an Education Abroad staff member, you will be able to submit your application.

  • Please note that LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION must be completed by your recommender and received online before you can officially submit your application. Therefore, please make sure you submit your Request for Electronic Recommendations well before the deadline to give your recommenders enough time to complete your recommendation.
  • Recommendation letters submitted in-person to the education abroad staff will NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Acceptance Letters

The education abroad staff reviews all applications and materials during the month of December (fall semester programs) and May (spring semester programs). Acceptance letters are emailed to students in January (fall programs) and June (spring programs).