To apply to study abroad programs, first read all the requirements to make sure you qualify and to consider issues relative to disability and academic expectations. Then prepare a list of questions for the Study Abroad coordinator and schedule an appointment with the coordinator to learn more about your program of interest. Research scholarship opportunities and meet with financial aid if you are eligible.
Complete the WCCCSA Preliminary Application.
Submit unofficial copies of most recent college transcripts showing completion of at least 12 academic credits with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
Provide two letters of recommendation (at least one from a college faculty member).
Write an essay describing the reasons you would like to study abroad, what you hope to accomplish while studying abroad, and how you hope to incorporate the experience into your academic or career plans.
Submit all of the above materials to the Study Abroad coordinator.
Deadline: The WCCCSA preliminary application and supplemental documents must be submitted at least two weeks before the application deadline of your program of interest.
The study abroad coordinator will review your application. Once you are accepted for the program, the coordinator will notify you via phone, e-mail or in person.
You will then receive the site application for your program. Complete the site application and submit the application and the non-refundable deposit to the Study Abroad coordinator in room CC 2357.
You may call (206) 934-6008; or email Tam.Nguyen@seattlecolleges.edu
You must also complete the WCCCSA Medical Form.
Prepare for Departure
Make sure your current passport is valid or apply for a passport.
Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your classes for the following quarter. In most cases, registration will open while you are abroad.
Research the country where you will be studying to learn as much as you can before you leave.
Attend the mandatory pre-departure orientation. Read the WCCCSA Code of Conduct, which you'll receive at the orientation.
Pay your school tuition and purchase your textbooks.
Save up your money!