How to Apply to an SFS Program

When applying to a study abroad program, there are lots of moving parts to keep track of. Follow the steps below to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Before You Apply:

  • Check with your home school for their requirements and deadlines. You should start the conversation with your home school study abroad office to discuss credit transfer, approved programs, financial aid, and any internal application/process.
  • Check the SFS eligibility requirements, which can be found on the Admissions Overview page.
  • Discuss SFS with your family, friends, pet, coach, and anyone else in your support network.
  • Apply for or renew your passport—it’s good to have even if you don’t study abroad with SFS!
  • Review the SFS financial aid process.


Fall – May 1
Spring – November 1
Summer 1 – April 1*
Summer 2 – May 1*

*Turks & Caicos Summer Deadlines
Summer 1: March 15, Summer 2: April 15

SFS encourages students to apply up to a year in advance.


SFS Admissions is here to answer student, parent, or advisor questions regarding programs and the amended application process. We urge students to review the resources available on the program page, especially the Field Guide, Academic Handbook, and Policies and Procedures, which may answer many program questions. Admissions can be reached at

For additional updates regarding refunds and program adjustments due to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 updates page.