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Study Abroad

Application Instructions for Semester Programs

Preliminary Deadlines

September 30
Spring Programs

February 1
Summer Programs

March 15
Fall Programs

Acceptance to a Liberty University Semester Study Abroad program is based upon the following criteria (Study tour applications and requirements differ. Please see the study tour page for details):

  • 3.0 GPA Current Cumulative GPA (most recent degree audit)
  • Minimum of 24 credits completed by program date (sophomore, or higher grade level)
  • Be in 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 Liability Waiver
  • Passport copy (current for at least 6 months beyond program end)

Please refer to the BCA website for requirements within the individual programs.
Students applying to a semester or summer study abroad program must follow the steps listed below:  Studen   Studnet asdf

1) Research: Review our semester and summer programs.  Check out which locations offer courses related to your major.

2) Submit Inquiry Form: Inquiry Form.

3) Make Appointment with the Liberty University Abroad office: Review application process and discuss options.

4) Choose a Program

5) Submit Application for BCA (Summer and Semester Programs): Student must begin BCA application process while applying to Liberty's Study Abroad program.

6) Schedule Appointment with Academic/Professor Advisor: Receive academic clearance from professional advisor and obtain copy of your Degree Completion Plan.

7) Submit Course Approval Form: Transient form can be found on the Registrar's Webpage. Courses taken overseas must be pre-approved by the Registrar's Office (BCA SEMESTER and SUMMER PROGRAMS ONLY).

8) Make Appointment with Study Abroad Financial Aid Counselor: Government loans and grants (PELL, FSEOG, Stafford, Private, etc.) may be available to asist with cost.  Please know that Liberty aid will not be available for study abroad, but there are several scholarships available. If a student is using any financial aid, a consortium agreement MUST be on file.

9) Submit Completed Packet to Study Abroad Office: Please include copy of passport.

10) Attend Pre-Departure Meeting: Once student is approved by both Liberty and BCA's programs, student will need to attend a pre-departure training session. Study Abroad Office will notify student of date and time for this event.

PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF ALL FORMS FOR PERSONAL RECORDS