Requirements differ slightly whether you’re planning to study at one of our partner schools or at a non-partner site. The main difference is in the eligibility requirements and how many credits transfer back to AUP.
If you want to study at one of our partner schools, you must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible:
Because there is limited space in each location, there is a nomination process in place.
Your application is then reviewed by the study abroad committee who determines your overall qualifications based on a ranking system (determined by your overall GPA, the quality of your personal statement, and the letter of recommendation you provided) as well as on the appropriateness of the study abroad location for your particular academic needs.
If you’re nominated, you’re ready to apply to the study abroad site. Because each site is different, the application process is done with the undergraduate advisor in the advising center. You may not apply to the site directly.
There are no eligibility requirements or nomination process for non-partner schools. You may apply directly to the school you wish to attend. Feel free to discuss your options with your assigned academic advisor.
Regardless of whether you’re studying at a partner or non-partner school, you must get approval for your courses by completing the pre-approval form.
There are other important points that apply to all study abroad students, too: