Study Abroad Application Procedures

Steps for Long Term Programs

(Academic Year or Semester Bilateral, ISEP Exchange, and Internship Programs)

  1. Attend a Study Abroad Information Session and schedule a meeting with the Study Abroad Advisor by clicking here.  
  2. Meet with your Faculty Liaison and Academic Advisor to learn how to incorporate your major in study abroad and to make sure you are on track for graduation.  
  3. Make sure you understand all criteria for studying abroad
  4. Research programs to find what options are best for you. 
  5. Review procedures to apply for a semester abroad on exchange(pdf).
  6. Stop by the Office for Study Abroad & International Learning to pick up a Long-Term Study Abroad Application Kit.
  7. Complete the Bellarmine University Application for Experiences Abroad and any additional forms:

              Course Approval Form
              Long-Term Application Checklist

    8. ‚ÄčEnroll in the Pre-Departure Course Perspectives of World Cultures for the semester before
       departure.

Next Steps: After you are accepted, what's next? Click here to learn more.

Steps for Short Term Programs

(Bellarmine Faculty-Led Programs, CCSA Programs, KIIS Programs, Spanish Studies Abroad Programs, CIEE Programs, ISA, etc.)

  1. Attend a Study Abroad Information Session and schedule a meeting with the Study Abroad Advisor by clicking here.  
  2. Meet with your Faculty Liaison and Academic Advisor to learn how to incorporate your major in study abroad and to make sure you are on track for graduation.  
  3. Make sure you understand all criteria for studying abroad
  4. Research programs to find what options are best for you. 
  5. Complete the Bellarmine University Application for Experiences Abroad.
  6. Apply to the program organization if it is not a BU faculty-led program.

Course Approval Form
Short Term Study Abroad Checklist

Next Step: After you are accepted, what's next? Click here to learn more.

Deadlines

  1. For all Long Term Programs: November 30 (if this date falls on a weekend or Holiday, the deadline is the following Monday)
  2. For all Short Term Programs: please note that these deadlines vary according to program.
  1. The Bellarmine University Application for Experiences Abroad is due at the latest by the final deadline of the program you are applying to. However, it is in your best interest to turn it in as soon as possible.

Faculty Led Study Abroad Program Payment Schedule:

Below is the payment schedule. Students can submit payments by check or money order (payable to Bellarmine University) or by credit card. 

  • December 1 (or next business day if the 1st falls on the weekend or a holiday): Priority deadline - students who submit a complete application packet (including faculty or dean approval signature and $250 deposit) will be entered into a drawing to get $250 off the program fee. Turn in packet to the OSAIL (CNHH 111)

  • January 15 (or next business day if the 15th falls on the weekend or a holiday): $250 application deposit is due to the OSAIL (CNHH 111) along with the application materials. 

  • February 15 (or next business day if the 15th falls on the weekend or a holiday): $2000 of the program fee is due to the OSAIL (CNHH 111). 

  • March 15 (or next business day if the 15th falls on the weekend or a holiday): remaining balance of the program fee is due to the OSAIL (CNHH 111). 

  • Students will be billed for Bellarmine Summer Tuition (at a 50% discount) during the summer in the normal billing cycle (determined by Bellarmine's Bursar's Office).