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Career Services | Applying to Study Abroad

Step-by-Step: Study Abroad Approval Process

In order to qualify for study abroad, students must have at least sophomore status, maintain a GPA of 2.5, and complete two regular semesters at Trinity. To begin the study abroad approval process, students are encourage to visit our office during walk-in hours to discuss the proposed program.

After meeting with Career Services, the study abroad approval process includes the following components:

  • Provide appropriate information for the program of choice to academic advisor and Director of Career Services
  • Completed Study Abroad Application (accessible version)
  • Copy of your current Trinity transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • List of coursework planned for study abroad (signed by your academic advisor and the program chair)
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • Consortium Agreement
  • Meet with a representative of Student Financial Services.

Responsibilities of study abroad applicants:

  • You are responsible for fulfilling all application requirements of the sponsoring study abroad program.
  • You are responsible for meeting all financial obligations to Trinity, as well as the sponsoring program. If you are receiving  financial aid, the Consortium Agreement must be completed through the Office of Financial Services.


  • Credits earned through approved study abroad programs may be counted towards a Trinity degree, so long as the program is offered through an accredited university and has been approved by the Program Chair and Director of Career Services.
  • You must retain textbooks, course syllabi, reading lists, and any major papers produced for courses while abroad.
  • Approval requests are handled case-by-case and approval requirements may differ based on program of choice. If you do not receive approval for your study abroad program or do not follow the correct application procedures, your coursework will not transfer for degree credit at Trinity.

For more information, contact Career Services by phone at 202-884-9636 or visit us in the Academic Services Center, Library 1st floor.



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