Contact Information

Sabrina Logozzo

Graduate Assistant; Career Development & Study Abroad
BH 103

Steps to Study Abroad

  • Meet with our Study Abroad Office, to obtain the Alvernia Study Abroad Application, discuss program fees/costs, and review the application process.
  • Select a program. Research and identify 7-8 potential courses you would like to take through the host institution (4-5 first choices and some alternates).
  • Apply online to the Arcadia University College of Global Studies (CGS) by completing the Arcadia Application to Study Abroad.
  • At the same time you are completing the Arcadia Application to Study Abroad, begin the Alvernia Application for Study Abroad. Do not wait until you have been accepted by Arcadia to begin the Alvernia application process.
  • Important: You must be approved for study abroad by both Alvernia University and Arcadia University.
  • Meet with your Alvernia academic advisor to receive tentative approval for course selections, and to discuss a tentative plan of study at your host school.
  • Submit to the Study Abroad Office a signed Study Abroad Course Approval Form, listing each course you plan to take, and a Study Abroad Graduation Plan Form that shows how the courses taken abroad will help you complete your Alvernia degree. Your academic advisor, your department chair, and the University registrar all must sign both forms.
  • (Seniors only) Determine need for waiver for final credits at Alvernia. If a waiver is needed, file a Senior Year Residence Waiver Form with the Alvernia registrar.
  • Apply for a passport as soon as possible. Determine need for student visas – check with host program. Visas can take 2-3 months to be issued, so start early.
  • Meet with the Alvernia Office of Student Financial Planning to create a financial aid plan for your study abroad semester. Complete the Arcadia Financial Aid Arrangements Form (return to Arcadia University/CGS and also file a copy with the Alvernia University Life Office).
  • Your Alvernia University application is not complete until all forms and signatures are completed and both the Alvernia Study Abroad Application and a copy of the completed Arcadia Application for Study Abroad are on file with the Alvernia University Life Office. 
  • After your applications have been approved by both Alvernia University and Arcadia University College of Global Studies, you must also meet all requirements by both Alvernia and Arcadia for paying your bill on time, attending orientations, and/or any other pre-departure requests.
  • Your Alvernia bill will include a study abroad fee of $700 payable for the study abroad semester, of which a non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of submitting your application to our Study Abroad Office.