Application Procedures

Want to study abroad but not sure how to get started? Here's your step-by-step for making it happen.

      1. We encourage you to get an overview of study abroad at Agnes Scott before meeting with your study abroad advisor. This can be done by reviewing our website, as well as  attending a Study Abroad Information Session. The Center for Global Learning holds multiple sessions during the fall semester. Dates and topics will be announced in the Irvine and/or on our Facebook page and through Agnes Abroad

      2. Complete at Study Abroad interest form by December 1st. Completing this interest form will encourage you to begin thinking about these basic questions:

  • Where do I want to go?
  • What do I want to study?
      3. Start an advising application. This will allow us to learn about your background and specific goals and needs ahead of time, and to give better advising. Completing the  advising application and reviewing our resources helps you to think about these basic questions:
  • How long do I want to study abroad?
  • What financial aid can I use?
  • What scholarships are available?
  • What deadlines do I have to meet?
      4. Meet with your study abroad advisor to learn more about the program options that meet your specific goals. Programs vary by length, cost and available courses. You may visit during open office hours (see below), or schedule an appointment via email or with the Center for Global Learning front desk.

      5. Meet with your major advisor(s). This is a crucial part of your process (and also required)! Make an appointment to review a degree audit with your advisor to determine what classes you need to take on campus, and what classes are most appropriate to be taken abroad. The goal is to have some flexibility with the types of classes you need abroad, and will help you determine what classes you are looking for when you do your program research. It will also help you determine during which semester would be the best time to go abroad, so that you don't miss specific classes here on campus. 

      6. Select a program. Many students meet or email a study abroad advisor and/or major advisor several times before making a final program selection.  You can also gain valuable advice from other Agnes Scott students who have already studied abroad, your parents, and other loved ones. Ultimately, it is your decision what is best for you! However, it is helpful for others to be involved in the planning process.

      7. Apply! There will be several different applications required. Visit our Deadlines webpage to check all office deadlines, but be aware that individual programs and scholarships have their own deadlines. Please keep in mind that some programs and scholarships are due a year or more in advance!

All students participating on independent (not faculty-led Global Study Tours) programs will submit:

  • Agnes Scott’s Study Abroad Interest Form through Carta
  • Agnes Scott's Intent to Study Abroad through Carta (this requires compiling course information and meeting with various department chairs, as well as your major advisor(s))
  • Program-specific application (for example - ISEP, DKU, ISA, etc. This often requires one or more faculty recommendations, so ask early!)
  • You may be eligible to apply for scholarships from the Center for Global Learning, other ASC departments, your program provider, national study abroad scholarships, and other sources. Be sure to speak with your study abroad advisor about scholarship opportunities and deadlines. You can also visit our Scholarships and Financial Aid webpage. 
  • Students participating in Agnes Scott programs led by ASC professors (Global Study Tours) have different program and scholarship application procedures and deadlines. Please visit the Global Study Tours program page for more information.

Walk-In Advising

Clementine Hakizimana, Study Abroad Advisor
Please visit Clementine for study abroad advising if your last name begins with A-R. International Exchange students may also visit Clementine for any services or assistance you may need.
Mondays: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays: 10:00 a.m.-Noon
*Or by appointment

Wafia Sayf, Study Abroad Advisor, International Student Advisor
Please visit Wafia for study abroad advising if your last name begins with S - Z. International students may also visit Wafia for any services or assistance you may need.
Mondays: 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (International Student advising)                                                                                                                                                      Fridays: 10:00 a.m.-Noon (General office hours)
*Or by appointment

Anna Lachkaya, Faculty-Led Program Coordinator
Please visit Anna if you are a first-year with questions about your Journeys program, or are interested in a Global Study Tour. 

Mondays: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
*Or by appointment       

*If this is your first time for advising, please consider attending one of the info sessions on campus prior to coming in!