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Applying

Your Application:

You will complete the majority of your study abroad application online in the Bods Abroad Portal. Applications are due in the semester prior to studying abroad. Fall/ Summer due 3/1, Spring/Winter 10/15. Students should submit all application materials directly to the WU Office of International Programs. Students may only apply to one program per academic term. If you would like to change programs during the application process, please email AU Abroad.

How to Apply:

To begin your application, you should go to the web page for your chosen program on the Bods Abroad, then click on the "apply now" link.  Login using your Washburn email and password. Most of your demographic information will be imported from WU’s central records system at this time. If you are a non-WU student, you will be asked to provide this information. Once you have answered the application questions you will have access to your Bods Abroad Portal where you will be able to view all of the application materials required for your chosen program. After all the boxes are checked and all the materials submitted, you will need to click “submit application”. Congratulations! You have completed the first of four phases in your Study Abroad Application.

You will go through the following 4 application phases:

  • Pre-Decision Phase

    During this phase, you will complete the materials noted on the application page. You must submit all materials and questionnaires by the stated application deadline to guarantee that your application will be considered.  Below is a list of typical documents that are included in the application process:
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Faculty Recommendations (these will be requested by you and submitted online by the faculty)
    • Study Abroad Consent & Release Form
    • Additional forms and questionnaires are required for specific programs.  The forms will be viewable as soon as the application is created.
  • Post-Decision Phase

    All students with approved applications will be required to complete additional questionnaires and material submissions before departing on the program.
  • While Abroad Phase

    You can access the system during this phase to learn of important happenings at your study abroad site.
  • Returnee Phase

    During this phase, you will need to log in to evaluate the program.

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