Marist Abroad: How to Apply


On this page:

  1. Semester Abroad Applications
  2. Short Term, Faculty-led Programs

1.  Semester Abroad Applications

(Fall, Spring, and Academic Year Abroad)

 

 Notes:

  • All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, and sophomore, junior or senior status in order to participate in Marist Abroad. Higher GPAs are required for most programs. The minimum GPA requirement for each program can be higher, and is noted next to each listing on the Marist Abroad Semester/Academic Year Programs page
  • Participants must maintain minimum GPA requirements up to departure.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all items on the Marist Abroad application are completed and received by the Marist Abroad office. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Conditional admission to programs is on a space-available basis, and students are encouraged to apply early to help secure a spot on the program. If the number of completed applications exceeds the capacity of the program before the deadline the application will be closed, we will contact affected students to discuss their second-choice program or their placement on a waitlist. 
  • You are especially encouraged to request recommendations and transcript(s) in the semester prior to the deadline.
  • Visit the Semester/Academic Year Programs page for additional information, including program descriptions, lists of courses typically offered, GPA and admission requirements, student life information, etc. 
  • You must apply and be accepted to participate with Marist Abroad before completing the abroad institution's application.

 

Deadlines:

Term Application Open Application Deadline

2018 Fall Semester and Academic Year 2018-2019

November 15, 2017

March 1, 2018

2019 Spring Semester

May 1, 2018

September 20, 2018*

*Application deadline for the Hansard Society Scholars Program, Hong Kong Polytechnic, and Marist Paris Mod'Spe programs is September 15, 2018

Application Process:

Note: the online application and all required documents must be submitted in order to be considered.

A.  Complete online application (Horizons)

B.  Submit hard (print) documents: 

        1. $50 application fee (payable online)

        2. Four (4) passport-size photographs meeting U.S. Department of State Guidelines

        3. Official transcript - Note: transcripts must include fall 2017 grades; students will need to wait to submit transcript requests until final grades are posted. Marist students can request transcripts following the procedure outlined on this page.

        4. If the primary language of instruction on your program is not in English, you will need the two following items:

          • Foreign Language Proficiency Form (completed by a foreign language professor)

          • Writing sample (minimum one-page paper written in the target foreign language; this can be a paper or assignment you completed from a current or previous class)

 


 

2.  Short Term, Faculty-led Programs 

(Winter, Summer, and Fall/Spring attachments)

 

Please read before applying:

  • All applicants MUST have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and sophomore, junior or senior status in order to participate in Marist Abroad. Freshman may be eligible to participate in programs with the approval of the Program Director.  Mid-semester grades will be reviewed in lieu of official GPA.
  • An Attachment course can be taken as part of your fall/spring semester course load (12-16 credits).  Additional charges may apply over 16 credits.
  • Program fees may change due to currency exchange fluctuations, and/or other unanticipated cost changes.
  • Marist Abroad reserves the right to modify or cancel the program, including changes to the itinerary, scheduled visits, program dates, program costs, etc.
  • The Marist Abroad Short Term Program Coordinator will provide prospective participants with the Program Refund Policy.  Do not submit your application until you have reviewed the Refund Policy.  Application submission indicates acceptance of the Refund Policy.
  • Marist Abroad will register students for each course/program.  Once confirmed, all program changes (program withdrawals, change in course, etc) must be submitted in writing to Marist Abroad.
  • Round-trip airfare from New York is included in your Program Fee. Marist Abroad will make group flight arrangements; information on the flight schedule will be provided during orientation. 
  • A small number of students may elect to arrive earlier or depart later than the group, depending on group reservations and restrictions. Marist Abroad must be notified upon program confirmation of any possible flight deviations. Students arriving before or departing later than the group are responsible for hotel accommodations, meals, etc. until the program start date or after the end date.
  • Conditional admission to programs is on a space-available basis, and students are encouraged to apply early to help secure a spot on the program. If the number of completed applications exceeds the capacity of the program before the deadline the application will be closed, we will contact affected students to discuss their second-choice program or their placement on a waitlist.

 

Deadlines:

Term Application Open Application Deadline

2018 Faculty-led Winter session

August 30, 2017

November 15, 2017

2018 Faculty-led Spring attachment

August 30, 2017

November 15, 2017

2018 Summer session

March 1, 2018

April 1, 2018

 

Application Process:

Note: the online application and all required documents must be submitted in order to be considered.

  1. Meet with Faculty Program Director to discuss program details and receive permission to enroll in the program.

  2. Once you’ve received permission to enroll, apply online via the Horizons application.

  3. Students will be informed after the application deadline of their acceptance.

 

 

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