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Next Steps

Before You Apply

  1. Learn about Study Abroad and Study USA programs
  2. Review Things to Know web page

  3. Review and start an application for an approved Study Abroad or Study USA program
    1. Need help with the application? Email study.abroad@biola.edu.
    2. Need help with course selection? Make an appointment with an advisor in the Advising Center.

Application Process

  1. Start the Biola University Study Abroad / Study USA application – Applications for the 2021–22 academic year are now open.
    • Student application includes:
      1. Course selection form
      2. Short response essays
      3. Program specific forms (varies by program)
    • In addition to the application, Study Abroad also checks the following:
      • Account holds
      • Biola behavioral standing
      • GPA
    • Important information due to COVID-19
      • All Active Programs are currently provisionally approved for Spring 2022, however Biola’s leadership will continue to monitor COVID-19 domestically and abroad and has the right to suspend a program if health or safety concerns arise.

  2. Decision emails
    • Students typically receive a decision email by the end of the month following the application deadline.

    Tip: Allow at least two weeks to complete the application. View Things to Know for deadlines.

    After You’re Accepted

    1. Complete the Biola Study Abroad Agreement found in your confirmation email by the provided deadline.

    2. Apply for scholarships.

    3. Attend all pre-departure events for your semester and program.

    4. Complete and submit the mandatory pre-departure materials on Biola Abroad.
      1. Complete your Graduation Petition and submit a copy to Biola Abroad
      2. Submit a copy of your travel plans to Biola Abroad
      3. Submit a copy of the information page from your passport (international programs only)