Spring Semester Study Away
If you hope to study away in the spring of your junior year, you should begin to learn more about Study Away at Connecticut College in the first semester of your sophomore year. The timeline below will help guide you through the typical study away process.
During the first semester of sophomore year:
- Begin researching CC approved study away programs and SATA Programs.
- Read the Study Away Guide and Handbook (found on CamelWeb)
- Attend the Sophomore Study Away Information Meeting to learn more about study away at Connecticut College.
- Meet with Office of Study Away staff if you need assistance finding a study away program or have questions about the application process.
- Declare your major. Remember that study away needs to be integrated into your academic coursework.
- Begin discussing your study away intentions with your academic adviser(s).
- Become familiar with the College's Study Away Application
- Apply for or renew your U.S. Passport. Most countries require that passports are valid for at least 6 months after the completion of the study away program.
During the second semester of sophomore year:
- Be mindful of the application deadline! Applications are typically due in Early April. The Faculty Study Away Committee (FSAC) will not consider late or incomplete applications. Students will be notified via email of the Committee’s decision to grant CC approval.
- Schedule a meeting with Office of Study Away for any assistance on finalizing a first or second choice program or help with completing study away applications (Not mandatory).
- If considering an unapproved program, make an appointment to meet with the Director of the Office of Study Away, Shirley Parson, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Bring materials regarding the program’s admission requirements, courses, credits, housing, and student support services.
- Make an appointment to meet with your Academic Adviser(s) in your major to complete the Academic Adviser Form. You should bring any available course descriptions of classes that you propose to take during your semester away. Be sure to meet with your minor adviser if you intend to count courses toward your minor.
- Complete the CC Study Away Application
- Complete your application(s) for your approved study away program(s). Application deadlines can be found on the program’s website – it is the responsibility of the student to know all deadlines. Since most study abroad programs have rolling admissions, do not wait until the last minute to apply to your study away program.
- Make your acceptance deposit to your accepted program. The College will credit your Connecticut College account for the amount of the deposit. Your program will send you visa materials and information upon receiving your deposit.
- Begin researching country-specific student visa instructions and application requirements online. Follow all instructions sent by study away programs regarding applying for a student visa and promptly ask questions if you are confused about any part of the visa application process. Do not wait until the last minute to schedule visa application appointments.
During the first semester of junior year:
- Research more about your study away country. Start reading online newspapers and magazines, and purchase a travel guide. Talk to other students who have studied in the same country.
- Students should only pre-register for classes if they have not been accepted into their study away program.
- Purchase your flight.
- Attend a mandatory CC Pre-departure Meeting. The date will be announced via email.
- Deadline to submit the CC Study Away Waiver and the Study Away Notification Form to the Office of Study Away will be early December.