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Pre-Departure to Return

Now that Macalester has approved my plans, what’s next?

In most cases, approval by the Study Away Review Committee (SARC) does not guarantee acceptance into your specific study away program. You must submit your application to the program or host institution by their deadline. Contact your Study Away Advisor if you have questions on when to submit your application to the program or university. Exceptions to this are Macalester’s faculty-led programs and DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia – for these programs SARC’s approval is also acceptance into the program.

Competition varies greatly among programs and some work on a rolling-­admission basis and may fill up prior to the stated deadline. While your study away advisor will try to keep you informed of programs that are likely to fill early, it is your responsibility to complete your application as early as possible to ensure your best chance of being accepted.

Make sure to review the Pre-Departure Timeline for items that you must complete 6-months, 3-months, and 1-month prior to departure.

Second Steps to Study Away

Review the slides below to learn more about your next steps.

Parents have questions about next steps?

Study Away Parent Webinar Recording