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Theresa Cann
Assistant Dean, Director of International Education
Phone: 610-526-5375 Undergraduate Dean's Office
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall, Lower Level

Overseas Program Application Process

All study abroad programs now have websites and e-mail addresses where you can request forms and information.  This method provides the quickest response.   In some instances, a student might be able to download the application forms on-line.  Usually you will need to submit: 1) an official transcript that shows at least three semesters of college coursework, the courses you are currently enrolled in 2) recommendation letters completed by a faculty member, your dean, and/or the Director of International Education

Managing Your Application

  • Please note carefully and follow the application deadline for each program.
  • Many programs have rolling admissions, which means they review applications and accept students continually until spaces are filled. 
  • Whatever the deadline, the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting your first choices—not only of program, but also of housing and courses.
  • If you have a study abroad program adviser/institution approval/evaluation form, please submit it to the Dean's Office for the appropriate signature.  Someone will email you when it is ready for pick up.   
  • The programs will inform you about your application status.
  • Submit a copy of your acceptance letter to Dean’s Office.
  • Almost all programs require a student’s confirmation by a specified date and some require a deposit (ranges from $100 or $2500) to hold the place in the program. 
  • It is advisable to wait to hear from the Study Abroad Committee regarding your Bryn Mawr application status before you make any payments to confirm your acceptance.
  • If a deposit is required by the program to hold a place, you should send the deposit directly to the program. 
  • If the deposit is applied toward the program tuition, inform the Director of International Education in writing of the amount paid so that it can be credited to your Bryn Mawr account. 

Overseas Program Housing Application

  • After you receive approval from Bryn Mawr and acceptance by the program, you should apply for housing immediately if it is not included in your initial application. 
  • Some programs place students with families or in apartments while others will provide students with an array of accommodation choices.