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24FA Extension: Argentina, France, Vietnam

Through Friday, April 19, 2024, we will continue to accept applications for

Confirm you meet the eligibility requirements

If you do not meet the required GPA for a program, you may request a GPA extension. The process is as follows:

  • Apply to the desired program 
  • You will receive letter indicating you have a low GPA and information on how to request an extension
  • If the extension is approved, we will wait until the end of term in which you applied to set your updated GPA
  • If your GPA meets the program requirements, we will re-share your application with the evaluative committee 
  • The committee shares their decision with our office and we inform you.
Keep in mind that by the end of the term it is unlikely that you will be given an acceptance to the program as spots for the majority of programs will likely be filled.
 

Completing Your Application: once you have hit the "Apply Now" button, an application is created. To return to it at a later time, go to the union.edu/international and find the link Log Into Existing Applications, or alternately click here.

Program Application Limit

  • For fall programs only, the maximum number of applications you may submit is 2 and you must rank them.

Documents that make up the application:

  • Passport Information (passport should not expire until after December  2024 for spring programs)
  • Study Abroad Experience (Programs applied to in the past through International Programs.)
  • Student Essay 
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Faculty/Administrator Recommenders - the names and emails of 2 faculty/administrators who would be willing to recommend you if the evaluative committee, composed of three faculty, were to reach out to them
  • Advisor (or Chair) approval of your application
  • Disciplinary History
  • Diversity Statement/Release for International Programs - this is optional information

Program Notification

  • Decision letter email dates

    • Summer and Fall Programs and San Francisco:  Friday, February 9, 2024

    • William Cady Stone Program:  End of winter term

    • Non-Union Program: End of spring term

  • Confirmation - if accepted you must commit to participate on your online application by

    • Summer and Fall Programs and San Francisco: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
      If you were waitpooled, please wait until after February 20 to reach out to the office to see if a spot has become available to your program of interest.

    • William Cady Stone Program: Within first 2 weeks of spring term

    • Non-Union Program: By June 30, 2024

  • Withdrawal Policy

    • After committing to a program, the withdrawal policy will apply if you withdraw. The policy is in the Academic Catalog under Major, Minors and Other Programs.

Passports/Visas

  • Passports: Students going abroad must have a passport that is valid for the duration of the program abroad. Some countries require passports to be valid for 6 months after the program end date. Students are responsible for determining entry and exit requirements for the location of their study abroad program. If you do not yet have a passport, have a passport that has expired or will expire while you are abroad, we strongly urge you to apply for or renew your passport now.

  • Visas: Starting the second half of 2024, travelers to over 30 European countries will require prior travel authorization for short-term (less than 90 days) via the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).

Paying for Study Abroad

Lynn Evans, Ph.D.
Director of Fellowships and Doctoral Pathways
Union College, 17 South
807 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12308
Schedule an appointment with me!