Study Abroad Application Steps

Semester and Summer Programs

Study Abroad Application Steps


Criteria for Acceptance into Programs

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (Higher for some locations and programs)
  • Minimum of 24 credits completed by program date (sophomore, or higher grade level)
  • Good standing with the Office of Student Affairs
  • Adequate financial resources and/or financial aid to cover necessary expenses
  • No outstanding balances on student account at Liberty University
  • Signed Liberty Assumption of Risk and Participation Agreement
  • Passport copy (current for at least 6 months beyond program end)

Please refer to each partner organization for requirements within the individual programs.

Application Instructions


  1. Please take time to research and review approved study abroad programs, noting which locations offer courses related to your major.
  2. Questions you may want to consider:
    1. What region or country am I most drawn to study abroad?
    2. Cost of program
    3. Program focus (Does this program offer courses that are in my academic field of study?)
    4. Available terms (Spring, Summer or Fall)
    5. Scholarship availability


Contact Us

  1. Please contact us by email to schedule an appointment with the Liberty University Office of International Education & Internships.
  2. In your email please include:
    1. First & Last Name
    2. Year and Semester you wish to study abroad (i.e., Spring 2020)
    3. Your year (by credit) that you will be when studying abroad (i.e., Junior)
    4. Major, concentration and any minors (i.e., History Major - Concentration in European History - French Minor)
    5. Desired locations (i.e., France and Belgium)
    6. Desired program (i.e., Veritas or ISA)
  3. Please allow up to 48 hrs from time email is sent for a staff member to respond.


After your First Study Abroad Advising Meeting:

  1. Submit an application for the affiliate program of your choice.
  2. Submit your Liberty University Study Abroad online application by finding your desired program and clicking "Apply Now" on this site. 
  3. Submit a recommendation to Community Life for review regarding your conduct history at Liberty through the online application.
  4. Schedule a second meeting with the Office of International Education & Internships to review courses to take while abroad to have approved by the Registrar and/or your Department.


After your Second Study Abroad Advising Meeting

  1. Submit a completed Course Approval Form to Registrar. This will be submitted by your Study Abroad Advisor on your behalf after your second meeting.
  2. Schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Financial Aid Counselor, taking note of any details regarding loans, grants, or available scholarships.


After Acceptance from your Affiliate Program and Liberty

  1. Log into your application and commit to your study abroad trip if you assume all responsibility that comes with doing so. 
  2. Complete all post decision questionnaires, signature documents, and material items.
  3. Pay your application fee for Liberty
  4. Pay your Study Abroad Fee through the payment portal


Prior to departure

  1. Be sure all passport and visa details are valid (not expired) and accurate.
  2. Complete financial check-in
  3. Attend the pre-departure meeting. Dates, times and locations will be given via email to all students who are committed to their study abroad programs