Please apply to ONE program in which you have a serious interest.
Studying abroad is a privilege, not a right. Your application should demonstrate your readiness for the experience and show a history that has earned you the privilege.
that you are applying for an academic experience abroad, not a study break or
tour of far-off lands. When writing your essay, give serious consideration to how
abroad will help you achieve your academic and career goals, and make you a better
If you would like to apply to a study abroad program, you need to be logged in to your account. If you have not yet created that account on this site, CLICK HERE to do so. You can then apply as follows:
Go to the interactive world map or the advanced search to find the specific program in which you are interested. Click the "Apply" link next to the program name. This will link you to the application process for that specific program.
This is your listing of
application status. Look under the "Online Forms" column. There will be two numbers indicating
"0 out of X". This indicates how many forms are related to that
specific application, and how many of those forms you have filled out. Thus,
you need to click on this (0 / X) link and then you will see a list of
the forms you need to fill out. Click on the form name and fill in the form(s)
Once you have completed the necessary form(s) for that specific program, your forms will be reviewed and you will be notified as to the next steps in the process.
Simply clicking the "Apply" button from this website does not complete the application process. It is your responsibility to make sure you have filled out all required and relevant application and enrollment materials necessary for the program you wish to attend.
Guilford Faculty-led and Faculty-coordinated Programs
These programs require the documents below, which you complete and then submit electronically using your personal account created on this site. The Study Abroad Office encourages students to take time to consider the content of materials before submission.
London Semester Applicants Seeking an Internship
These students must also submit a CV (Curriculum Vitae–a resume) and a personal statement about their internship preference. Click her to see instructions (from FIE) for creating these two items, and for online submission instructions.
All affiliate programs require approval or endorsement of your application by the Guilford Study Abroad Office. If applying for a semester program, our office will schedule interviews. If applying for a summer program, you will need to come speak to either Jack Zerbe, Director of Study Abroad (King 107), or Daniel Diaz, Program Assistant (King 112) before your application will be processed.
Some of these programs have specific requirements found on their websites, but all will require online submission of the documents below to win the required endorsement of the Guilford Study Abroad Office, which must be obtained before a direct application to the affiliate. See the “Deadlines” page on this site for specific timing of endorsement application direct applications.
After you are notified by the study abroad office that you have been "Approved" to study abroad, you will then need to click on the link to the specific program and follow the application instructions for the specific program provider or host institution.
Arcadia University's College of Global Studies Summer Catalog
Students have available to them many different summer options. Arcadia has created a page just for Guilford College Students. CLICK HERE for those instructions.
Criteria for Acceptance
program will have its own particular standards for acceptance. For some there
will be a minimum GPA requirement, while for others the essay will be critical.
Regardless, students should consider how to show their academic readiness for
study abroad. Study abroad staff will also examine each student's on campus judicial record, which will factor into our final decisions.
You should be aware that your record, if any, with campus disciplinary processes will be examined, and that your RA or HD will be asked to comment on your behavior as a dorm resident.
Finally, study abroad also involves a time spent as a group of persons representing Guilford College and the United States. For those reasons, as well as because the quality of group life can significantly affect the value of the experience for other students, your ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others is of interest. You may wish to address any strengths or skills you possess in these realms.
A student must be in academic good standing to be eligible for participation in any Guilford-led or Guilford-affiliated study abroad program. Various Guilford-led and Guilford-affiliated programs have different minimum GPA requirements. The following chart details some of these requirements; please check with the study abroad office for additional details.