Tenative Timeline

The following should give you an idea of the time required to complete the study abroad application process.

For study abroad during the spring 2013 semester with an application deadline of November 1, 2012:

April 2012

  • Choose your program and contact the study abroad coordinator for more information.
  • Determine what materials will need to be included with your application and arrange to meet again at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Summer 2012

  • Apply for or renew passport.
  • Use CCIS website to see what courses are available for your program.
  • Meet with a BCC academic advisor to find out what courses you still need for graduation and think about what courses at the other institution might fit.
  • Think about what instructors you can ask to provide references.

August 2012

  • Meet with study abroad coordinator at the beginning of the fall semester to begin completing application form.
  • Approach instructors for references.
  • Begin personal statement.

September 2012

  • Meet with financial aid to discuss payment options.
  • Choose courses and submit for approval.
  • Check visa requirements.

October 2012

  • Complete and submit all application documents.
  • Choose housing option if necessary.
  • Finalize course choices with study abroad coordinator.

November 2012

  • Await decision from program.
  • Register for spring BCC courses if unsure of outcome.


November/December 2012

  • Pay necessary deposit to sponsor school for program fees and/or housing.
  • Make travel arrangements.
  • Get visa, if required.
  • Study abroad coordinator and registrar will enter registration for equivalent BCC courses.
  • Pay remaining balance of fees.

January 2013

  • Make arrival plans with sponsor school.
  • Travel to destination.
  • Register for classes, if necessary.

March-April 2013

  • Register for summer and/or fall courses if returning to BCC.
  • Ensure graduation requirements are complete, if necessary.

May 2013

  • Return to the US.