NOTE: Students will not receive access to application until they have attended an Information Session; the last Information Session will be held on November 30, 2015.
Minimum Requirements for Acceptance
- Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 are eligible to study abroad for the semester or year. Please note that some programs require a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- Students that are interested in study abroad for the semester or year are encouraged to apply by December 2 (Wednesday after Thanksgiving break), even if they do not meet the 2.75 GPA minimum so they can ask to be reconsidered for a spring program.
- Students must be able to find courses that will fit their Loyola program and allow a full time course load while abroad.
- Students that have a history of serious disciplinary problems or that are on disciplinary probation with Loyola are not eligible for study abroad.
- Students must have a declared major to apply to study abroad.
Two Step Process to Apply
Step 1: To be able to apply to study abroad, all students must attend at least one information session during the fall of their sophomore year (deadline to attend an information session is November 30, 2015). Once you attend one, you will receive access to the online study abroad application through WebAdvisor.
Step 2: Complete the online application and submit it. You will then receive an email with the Academic Planning Form AND essay prompt (see below). You must fill out the Academic Planning form and complete the required essay and turn these documents in to the Office of International Programs before December 2!
Please note: We must receive a complete application by the December 2 deadline. This includes the online application portion, Academic Planning form and Essay response.
Any applications received after December 2 will not be considered.
To help students prepare for the Study Abroad Application process, below is the essay question that will accompany the online portion of the application:
In a 2010 speech, Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, said: “In response to the globalization of superficiality, I suggest that we need to study the emerging cultural world of our students more deeply and find creative ways to of promoting depth of thought, and imagination, a depth that is transformative of the person.” In a brief essay (between 1500 and 2000 words) explain:
1) What the words “globalization of superficiality” could mean
2) How you think your experience abroad could help you study your own world more deeply
3) How you think your experience abroad could help you promote “depth of thought, and imagination, a depth that is transformative of the person”.
Students must attend an Information Session before November 30, 2015.
Students must apply by 5 p.m. on December 2 of their sophomore year in order to study abroad in the spring or fall of their junior year.
Please contact the Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org to get current application deadlines for summer programs and study tours.
Please refer to our Application FAQ page if you have questions about the application process.