Getting Started

So you're thinking about studying abroad. Great! It's time to choose a program that's right for you.

Think about the countries you like to study in, and make a list of classes you need to take to complete your major or general education requirements. Contrary to popular belief, you can fulfill major, minor, or general requirements through study abroad. Take the time to meet with your academic adviser.

What are your personal goals? Think about whether or not you'd like to study abroad to learn a new language, experience a change of pace, or get ahead in the job market. You can study abroad for a full semester or academic year. We also offer short-term winter and summer programs that range from two to eight weeks long.

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Advising

If you aren’t sure which program you would like to apply to, or if you would like to get a head start on planning for your abroad experience, the first thing you should do is visit us during walk-in advising!

We hold walk-in hours for general inquiries:

Monday through Friday, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

102 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Have you already decided on a program? Did you know that you can make an appointment to get answers to your specific study abroad program questions? Call Rutgers Global–Study Abroad at 848-932-7787 to schedule a 30-minute one-on-one advising appointment with one our study abroad advisers. 

Still have questions? Send us an email at ru_abroad@global.rutgers.edu

Want to hear the student perspective? Contact a Global Ambassador here.

 

Application Cycles

Fall and academic year programs: Applications open by late August and most are due by March 1.
Spring programs: Applications open by late November and most are due by October 1.
Summer programs: Applications open by late September and most are due by March 1.
Spring embedded programs (within a spring semester course): Applications open by late September and most are due by December 15.
Winter programs: Applications open by mid-March and most are due by October 1.
Fall embedded (within a fall semester course): Applications open by mid-March and most are due by July 1.

Information about eligibility requirements, as well as program specific information can be found on the page in our program catalog.