Applying to a study abroad program:
If you are applying for a faculty led program skip the application essay. If you are plying for general study abroad complete the study abroad application. If you need assistance or have completed your application please see Dr. Jeffrey A. Stratford.
Non Wilkes faculty-led programs: You need to first clear the study abroad program
with the Office of Global Education by notifying Erica Acosta, 101 Max Roth Center,
of your intentions to make sure there are no safety/security issues concerning your
destination of interest. You may do some of the preliminary health, security and safety
research about your destination before contacting the Office of Global education by
seeking immunization and other health information by going to the US Center for Disease Control website or to the World Health Organization website.
You need to arrange for a letter of reference supporting your abroad application to be sent to Dr. Jeffrey A. Stratford. You then need to apply to the specific study abroad program, which may be through a study abroad organization, another university, or one of our affiliated/partner programs. Please note that the deadlines for application materials differ from one program to the other. Since most study abroad programs require a non-refundable application fee, you may wish to wait for approval to participate in study abroad before you pay the deposit.
After applying bring copies of your application to the Office of Global Education in Max Roth, room 101. You may also apply for Study Abroad Scholarships, if applicable and if you are interested. The scholarship may be through a Wilkes department, or an external organization (see the scholarship section on this website). It is recommended that you complete your financial aid application as early in the process as possible. If you are applying to a non Wilkes program, you will need to complete the Consortium agreement and the transfer credit forms that are attached to this application link.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jeffrey A. Stratford.