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The question is not “Where should I go?” but “What do I want to learn?” Find a program that addresses your goals and adheres to college policies.


  • March 4, 2024 

    • Fall 2024 Semester Abroad - All programs
    • Spring 2025 Semester Abroad - Certain locations (due to early program/visa deadlines)
      • Ecuador - IES - Galápagos, only.
      • France - all programs
      • Hong Kong
      • Italy - all programs
      • Japan
      • Korea
      • Spain - all programs
  • September 30, 2024 

    • Spring 2025 Semester Abroad - All programs not listed above.

Application Steps  

  • Explore the Programs!  Talk to ReturneesReview pre-approved courses!
  • Attend a mandatory information session on zoom Jan 16 and 18 or in person starting Jan 23rd (sign up)
  • Then sign up for  advising -  Option A (Additional expertise - Faculty Led Courses, Richter research), Option B, ​​​​​​​ Option C
  • Before your appointment, complete the Advising Questionnaire. Use your MyOxy username and password to log in
  • Complete your IPO Application (due dates, above) and start your program's online application. At this time we do not accept appeals for a program outside of our approved list. All the program providers on our list are Oxy partners who have records and past experience in providing excellent student support services for our students abroad.
  • Important Info -
    • Deadline for Partner's Application: Each program varies. Check your program websites to make a timely submission.
    • Recommendations: Oxy Recommendations will be sent to your program provider. Do not request any additional recommendations from your professors.
Think about your goals : Read these essay prompts to think about your interest, knowledge, and experiences that motivate you to study abroad. You will be asked to write three essays in the application.
Talk to your advisor : Inform your academic advisor of your plan to study abroad. They will assist you in determining the courses you need and the best time for you to be abroad.
Do your research : This is your experience. You owe it to yourself to do your research and the application requires it. Ask Oxy returnees* about any specific program, country, etc. If an Oxy student is not available, contact your program for another student returnee. If no program returnee is available, reference student evaluations. See abroad courses approved for your major in Degree Works -- Classes numbered ABxx are abroad! The country is indicated by the second 2 letters (i.e. SP = Spain, NZ = New Zealand, etc.). Additionally, you can see a list of all approved study abroad courses here.
"Internationalize" your curriculum : Courses you have taken at Oxy with a global focus or language study will prepare you.
Stay open : Identify programs that work best for your academic and personal development, as well as that, meets the college standards.

- Enrolled full-time at Oxy the semester prior to participation

- Junior or senior status while abroad

- Target GPA of 3.0 at the time of application

- Neither on academic or disciplinary probation nor under investigation for violations which may result in probation between application and departure

- All holds cleared with campus departments and offices before leaving campus.

Contact International Programs
McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, Johnson 102