The Study Abroad Application process is simple and straightforward. Every step of the application process is administered through the Baruch Study Abroad Office. This section is designed to help you navigate the process, and you will find answers to most of your questions here. Do not hesitate to contact the Study Abroad Office if you need more information.
Preparing to Apply
Please review carefully the information provided in the Plan and Choose sections of our website BEFORE beginning your Baruch College Application to Study Abroad. The Study Abroad Application Portal does provide some additional information about the Study Abroad Programs you are considering, especially about courses. Nonetheless, we strongly recommend using the resources available on our website to narrow down your choices of destinations and programs beforehand.
Every Baruch student who wishes to earn credit for studying abroad must submit a Baruch College Application to Study Abroad. You begin the study abroad application process by signing up for a Study Abroad Virtual Information Session. At the end of the Virtual Information Session you will receive authorization access the online Study Abroad Application Portal. You will not be able to log on to the online application unless the Study Abroad Office has authorized you to do so.
Non-Baruch CUNY Students
If you are a student at another CUNY College and wish to apply for a Baruch program, you should also sign up for a Study Abroad Virtual Information Session. Students from other CUNY Colleges may apply to study on a Baruch-sponsored Study Abroad Program, and students from other CUNY Senior Colleges may also apply to be nominated for one of Baruch’s bi-lateral student exchange programs. Certain restrictions apply. To find out more about your real options, AFTER you have completed your Study Abroad Virtual Information Session, you should schedule a Study Abroad Advising Session to speak with the Director of Study Abroad.
Students from other CUNY Colleges must receive permission from their home College to be eligible to attend any Baruch exchange or Baruch-sponsored Study Abroad Program.
Don’t forget the deadlines to submit your Baruch Application to Study Abroad:
|October 1||For programs during the January Intersession or Spring Semester|
|March 15||For programs during the Summer Session, Fall Semester or Academic Year|
Please note: Some of Baruch’s exchange partners have application deadlines that are earlier than Baruch’s deadline for the Application to Study Abroad. In these cases, the deadline for submission of your Baruch Application to Study Abroad will be earlier. Please consult the Exchanges web page to see if the exchange you are applying to has an early deadline. If it does, you are responsible for meeting it.
Different Applications for Different Purposes
Every Baruch student who wishes to study abroad will need to complete at least two applications.
1. The Baruch Application to Study Abroad
Your Baruch Application to Study Abroad provides us with information about your eligibility and overall preparation for studying abroad. It is also the platform we use to process the Course Equivalency Approval Requests you will submit as part of your application(s). Please see the information in the section Tips for Completing your Application below.
There are two application cycles for your Baruch Application to Study Abroad, each with its own deadline (see table below).
2. Application(s) to Individual Program(s)
In addition to your Baruch Application to Study Abroad, you will usually need to submit a separate application for each program you are applying to attend. The deadlines and procedures for these applications vary; you are responsible for knowing and meeting them.
If you are applying to study on one of Baruch’s exchange programs, you should submit an application to the host/partner university only after you are nominated. Once you have submitted your Baruch Application to Study Abroad, you will be contacted to arrange for an interview about your first choice of exchange destination. Once you are nominated for an exchange program, you will be given instructions on how to submit the application for exchange students to the exchange partner university.
Applications for Direct Enrollment or Sponsored Study Abroad Programs
If you are applying to study abroad through direct enrollment or on a Sponsored Study Abroad Program, you will need to submit a separate application to the host university or Study Abroad Program sponsor, in addition to your Baruch Application to Study Abroad. Each host university or program sponsor will have specific deadlines and procedures applicants need to follow. Please make sure that you are aware of the details of these applications, because you are responsible for meeting all requirements. Your Baruch Application to Study Abroad will NOT serve as an application to the host university or program sponsor.
This information is summarized in the table below:
|Baruch Application to Study Abroad||October 1st – Winter & Spring
March 15th – Summer & Fall
Host University/Study Abroad Program (non-exchange)
|Each sponsor or host institution will have its own deadline|
|Submit exchange student application only after you are nominated|
Please note: As noted above, some of Baruch’s exchange partners have application deadlines that are earlier than Baruch’s deadline for the Application to Study Abroad. In these cases, the deadline for submission of your Baruch Application to Study Abroad will be earlier. Please consult the Exchanges web page to see if the exchange you are applying to has an early deadline. If it does, you are responsible for meeting it.
Once you have been given access to the Study Abroad Application Portal, you can begin working on your online Baruch Application to Study Abroad. Use the link below if you wish to begin or resume working on your Application(s).
You will find helpful information in the next section, The Application to Study Abroad-Part by Part.
The Study Abroad Office has prepared some tips to help you complete the Baruch Application to Study Abroad.
More Things to know about the Application Process
When completing your Application to Study Abroad, you will be asked to find courses at the host institution, obtain syllabi or other documentation to help the departments make the decision, and suggest an equivalent Baruch College course.
All Baruch students who study abroad must have the courses they wish to take abroad approved by the chair of the relevant Baruch department. The Course Equivalency Approval Request (CEAR) Form has been designed to facilitate the approval of courses at foreign institutions. Learn how the process works.
Once your Application to Study Abroad has been submitted, reviewed and approved, there are some additional steps to be done, depending on the type of program you have applied for. Learn about these additional requirements.
Getting Ready to Go
Now that you have a handle on your Applications to Study Abroad, it is a good time to think about the things you need to do to make sure you are ready to study abroad!
If you do have a passport, make certain that it is valid until for at least six months after the end of your proposed study abroad program. Most semester study abroad students will need a student visa. Visa requirements vary from country to country, and regulations may change at any moment.
In this section we want to give you a few suggestions about how to get started thinking about the new culture you will be encountering, and how best to make the most of that encounter, and to offer some links about health and safety while studying abroad.