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Office of International Studies and Programs

Application Instructions: Co-Sponsored Programs

Program Co-Sponsors: Academic Programs International (API), American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) Global Learning Semesters (GLS), GlobaLinks, Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI), Learning Abroad, and University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 2.50 (cumulative)
  • Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore (by program start date)
  • Judicial Standing: Students must be in good judicial standing with no major disciplinary violations for the past 12 months
  • Important Note: Some programs may have additional eligibility requirements, such as higher GPA requirements or minimum foreign language skills. The eligibility requirements for each program can be found on the sponsor's website. 

Application Deadlines

  • 2013-2014 CWU Application Deadlines
    • Summer 2013: May 15, 2013
    • Fall 2013: May 15, 2013
    • Winter 2014: November 15, 2013
    • Spring 2014: February 15, 2014
    • Summer 2014: May 15, 2014
  • Important Note: The deadline for each individual program will be available on the sponsor's website. Please be aware that the sponsor's deadline for applications may be earlier or later than the deadline for CWU. Students must complete the application process by the earlier of these two deadlines. Students who apply after the CWU application deadline are considered on a case-by-case basis, and if approved, are subject to a $25 late fee.

Application Instructions & Materials

  1. Once students have been accepted into the program, their next step is to request approval to study abroad by downloading and completing the CWU Study Abroad Application. 

    Important Note: As part of the approval process, students must pay a $75 Application Fee at the CWU Cashier's Office and submit their payment receipt with their CWU Study Abroad Application. This fee is non-refundable once paid.
  2. Submit all CWU application materials to the SAEP secretary, located in the International Center, Room 109B. Students should expect to receive the approval notification from their Study Abroad Advisor in approximately 1 week.

  3. Students must complete all of the steps listed below in order to receive credit and maintain their CWU student status while abroad. Completing this process also allows students to apply most forms of financial aid towards the costs of their study abroad experience. The first step in the application process is to complete the program application found on the sponsor's website. All application materials, references, and transcripts are to be sent directly to the sponsor of the program (and not SAEP).

    Important Note: If the application requires an approval signature from their Study Abroad Advisor, please submit the form to the SAEP Secretary, located in the International Center, Room 107. Students will be contacted once the form has been signed and is ready for them to pick up and send to the sponsor of the program.

  4. All approved students must attend a Pre-Departure Orientation and complete additional acceptance paperwork. Students will receive further information about these requirements in their approval notification from their Study Abroad Advisor.

  5. Students are responsible for paying their program fees directly to the program sponsor and/or host university. Students receiving financial aid must contact their program sponsor and request a Deferred Payment Plan once they have been accepted into the program. At the beginning of each quarter, funds from financial aid will be disbursed directly to the student and it is their responsibility to pay the program sponsor. 

    Important Note: At the beginning of each term, students will be charge a CWU Concurrent Enrollment Fee of $500 for quarter-based and summer programs or $750 for semester-based programs. This fee is charged at the beginning of each term and non-refundable once students start of their program.
  6. Students must have a valid passport to study abroad and may be required by the host country to obtain a student visa and/or residence permit. SAEP staff are available to provide basic assistance for this step; however, students will most likely need to contact the Embassy (or local consulate) for answers to specific questions about the visa application process.