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Prior to submitting application
Still looking around?
We recommend you attend one of your information sessions or the Study Abroad Fair to learn more about our programs.
Submit an Inquiry
You can Submit an Inquiry form online or in person by stopping at the IIC front desk. Allow approximately one week to receive information in the mail.
Research the program
Once you receive the information read through it and do some research. Look at the websites/brochures provided. To assist you with program and location selection we recommend you read "Why should you study abroad and where?" and "Considerations for program selection".
If you have many choices narrow them down by the following:
First step meeting
Make an appointment with the office to go over the information you received, ask questions, get further information on particular university/program, etc.
Start academic planning
Selecting a site that offers your area of academic study is crucial for a successful study abroad experience.
- Check with your academic advisor what courses you can take abroad.
- Research possible program options; go to the universities' websites to see what courses are offered in your area of study. University Course Offerings
- Share with your advisor what your differente options are based on the courses offered abroad. You might find this sheet helpful when meeting with your advisor: "questions to ask to your advisor".
Make an appointment with the Study Abroad Office
We will help you determine that the program you have selected is a good academic match for you. Schedule an appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator, by calling 660.562.1367 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. At this meeting you will receive:
- Application for Northwest --> This is to be completed online through MyNorthwest https://my.nwmissouri.edu/cp/home/displaylogin under the student life tab.
- Application for the University/program abroad
Submit your application to the Study Abroad Office
Remember! The Study Abroad Office does not accept late applications. Regardless of the deadlines listed on some our partner's websites or literature the Northwest Study Abroad deadlines are:
ISEP: January 28
All other programs: March 10
ISEP: August 28
All other programs: October 1
Obtain a Passport
Without a passport you will not be able to travel abroad or apply for a visa even if you have been accepted. Apply for your Passport as soon as you make the decision to Study Abroad. Processing can take months.
Research Visa requirements
Every country has a different application process and requirements for visa application. Some countries might request a criminal background record.
- Find information from the program or university web site.
- It is your responsibility to obtain information and apply for the visa.
- The Study Abroad Office will mail the visa application for you at no additional expense.