Applying to Study Abroad
The study abroad application cycle is the academic year before intending to study abroad, from mid-February through early April.
- Students submit an online application in February/March for study abroad the following Fall or Spring semester.
- The application consists of two short-answer questions, a link to upload a current resume, and an area to rank up to three choices from among the participating exchange partners.
- As this is an annual planning process, there is no advantage to applying for Fall and Spring. Each student will be considered for one semester at their first choice location.
- Interviews will be conducted in late March. Each student will be asked to meet in-person with a member of MBA Academic Affairs.
- These interviews discuss past experiences, current goals, and help us determine if each candidate is a suitable ambassador of Stern.
- Candidates will be ranked upon the following criteria: Maturity, Commitment to Global Business, Knowledge of School and Country/Region, Alignment with Current Academic and Future Professional Goals, Cultural Adaptability, and Previous Academic Performance.
- Once all interviews have been conducted, MBA Academic Affairs will meet as a group to review all applications and make final placement decisions.
- Our goal is to place every student in their first choice location. If students are not accepted to their first choice we make every attempt to place them in their second or third choice locations.
- The committee will review each candidate based upon past academic performance, professional experience, essay question responses, interview ratings, and feedback from other Stern departments (as applicable).
- Students should be aware that some schools may have more applicants than seats available.
- During Spring Break, students will be emailed of their status: accepted or waitlisted.
- Accepted students have approximately two weeks to secure their placement into the program by signing a contract and submitting a $1000 non-refundable deposit.
- Waitlisted students will be provided a list of currently open programs and the opportunity to select another location, or the option to remain on the waitlist for their first choice school. The waitlist will be ranked according to each candidates' ranking in the interview process.