How to get started
Compiling your application materials takes time, so plan ahead accordingly.
Annual deadlines for UA Exchange Programs
- Oct. 6 - Spring semester
- March 16 - Fall semester and full academic year
International College Ambassador Scholarship/Award Deadline
- March 16
- Please note: regardless of which semester you plan to travel, to be considered for this scholarship/award, you must submit your application by March 16.
Deadlines vary for third-party, direct enroll and UA faculty-led and student-led programs. Check with the program provider or UA program leader for details.
Be sure to discuss your plans with the following offices:
The International Center
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
- In the appointment we will ensure you are on track to participate in an education abroad program.
Your academic advisor
- Your advisor can verify that credits taken abroad will transfer back and apply toward your UA program.
The Financial Aid office
- Send an email to Kathryn Vasko at email@example.com to learn how your participation in education abroad could affect your scholarships and other financial aid.
Apply to study abroad
The following application materials should be submitted (either online or to the Education Abroad Office in Buchtel Hall, 202) no later than 5 p.m. on the application deadline.
- Education Abroad Application and one UA academic reference (view instructions).
- These materials are required for Exchange, Third-Party and Direct Enroll Programs.
Once your Education Abroad Application has been approved by UA, then apply to the program directly.
For faculty-led and student-led programs, check with the program leader. Faculty-led and student-led programs require a non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
F-1 students and some J-1 students may participate in education abroad opportunities during their degree programs at The University of Akron.
For information about maintaining F-1 or J-1 status while studying abroad and requirements for re-entry to the United States, set up an immigration advising appointment with Emily Aronson or Jung Shin, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also view guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security here.
Interested in interning abroad? The best way to find an internship opportunity is to check with your department at UA to see if they have any internship abroad opportunities or to check with our third party affiliates to see what opportunities they have.