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Education Abroad

Study Abroad Application Process

Please note: the application process for the Munich Exchange Program is different. For information on that program and process, please visit the ESF Exchange Program webpage.

Step 1: Select a Program

Before submitting an application for study abroad, you must choose a program. For information on available options, visit the Study Abroad Programs webpage.

Step 2: Apply directly to the study abroad program

Each program, whether through an ESF partner or another SUNY institution, will have its own application and requirements. Generally students should complete the program-specific application before the ESF Off-Campus Study Request. Refer to the website of your selected program for more information on application requirements and eligibility.

Step 3: Complete ESF Off-Campus Study Request form

Once you have applied to your chosen program, complete this form:

The second page of the form must be signed by your Academic Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator. Once you have completed the form and obtained all required signatures, submit it to the Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies in 227 Bray Hall for final approval.
The deadlines for submission of the Off-Campus Study Request are:

  • November 1 for study in the Spring semester
  • April 1 for study in the Summer or Fall semester

Step 4: Complete post-acceptance paperwork

Once your request has been approved, you will receive an email with some post-acceptance paperwork and other requirements. Be sure to complete all follow-up requirements for both ESF and your study abroad program provider to maintain eligibility for participation.

Need Help?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the study abroad application process, please reach out to oie@esf.edu.