Semester and Summer Application Process


1. Complete an Advising Survey in BentleyAbroad. 
The Advising Survey is designed to help you choose the right study abroad program for you. The survey is quick and easy, and will aid you in the initial meetings with a study abroad advisor. 

2. Research Programs

  • Attend a mandatory information session.  Attendance in the fall or early spring before the application deadline is required for semester applications to be considered complete!
  • Attend the Study Abroad Fair in fall semester.  Returned students, exchange students, and program representatives showcase the many study abroad program options.
  • Reach out to a Peer Advisor
  • Help us advise you better! Submit an advising survey from any program page in advance of meeting with a staff advisor
  • Make an appointment to visit our office and speak with a staff advisor

3. Consider your semester preference
Keep an open mind for fall OR spring study abroad.  Semester preference is NOT guaranteed. Applicants must explain the reasons for their semester preference on the application. While we aim to accommodate the semester preference for each student, no semester is guaranteed.

4. Submit an application

Note: Bentley students are not permitted to submit an application directly to any Bentley partner university or affiliate organization. To earn Bentley credit, you must apply for admission through the Office of International Education by the stated deadlines. There are no exceptions.

5. Begin Academic Planning

  • To stay on track for graduation, it is important that students carefully consider their course plans before, during, and after a semester study abroad program. All semester applicants are REQUIRED to declare a major and submit a Plan of Study to the Academic Advising Center. Applicants must meet with an Academic Advisor to review the plan and receive academic approval.
  • You may meet with an Academic Advisor at any time, but you must complete the required Plan of Study form after your acceptance notification but before the deposit deadline. The 2014 designated week for completing your Plan of Study Form is February 26 - March 5, 2014.
  • The documents you create during the planning process will be valuable tools for you as you plot out your academic program at Bentley, including your major and any additional program you are pursuing (Honors program, Liberal Studies Major [LSM], minor, or certificate). To learn more, visit the Office of Academic Services website.

6. Acceptance Notification and Enrollment Deposit

  • Students will be notified by email approximately two weeks after the application deadline
  • Accepted students have approximately one week to submit a non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit and contract to enroll in the program.