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Reading, PA 19612
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Application Instructions

It is our intention to make the process to study abroad as user-friendly and simple as possible. However, it is important that each student follow the process carefully to ensure that your international experience is in good hands.

Begin with Research 

You can find study abroad programs through the interactive world map:

  1. In the Programs section, you will see the world map which breaks out regions and countries and lists study abroad programs.
  2. By selecting a world region, the map zooms in and shows the different countries in that region where there are available study abroad programs.
  3. You can select a country either from the list on the left or by clicking on it on the map.
  4. Selecting a country will take you to that country's description page, where you can find information about the country and the available study abroad programs on the bottom of the page.
  5. Clicking on a specific program will take you to a program's description page where you can learn more about the study abroad program.

Get Advice about Program Choice
  1. Your first step will be to attend a Study Abroad 101 session or meet with a student adviser at the Experiential Learning and Career Development Center (ELCDC). This session/meeting will give you a basic overview of the process and tools to find a program that works best for you.
  2. Meet with your Academic Advisor about what you might want to do and where you might want to study. Your Academic Adviser can help you narrow down academic options and make sure that you can fulfill your degree plan requirements on the study abroad program of your choice.
  3. Next, contact the ELCDC 610-921-7630 or to make an appointment to meet with the director. 

Obtain Albright College Approval to Study Abroad

  1. Complete the Albright College Application for Studying Abroad / Off-campus. This application is available in hard copy form only and will be given to you at your first meeting with the director.

  1. Obtain approval of your anticipated courses from the appropriate department chair or faculty member. Choose extra courses in case classes are closed or other unanticipated circumstances prevent you from taking your original courses.

  1. Meet with the Financial Aid Office and Controller’s Office (Student Accounts) to discuss financial aid eligibility and payment procedures. 

  1. Obtain a budget breakdown of program and living expenses for your chosen program.You can usually obtain a detailed budget of expected costs from the program provider. This will give you anticipated spending for costs outside of tuition and housing costs.

Apply to a Study Abroad Program

Once you decide on a program provider (or university, if direct-enrolling) then you will need to apply to that program provider or host institution who will be sponsoring your program.  In almost all cases this application will be online and can be found on the program provider or host institution's website.  Please note that you will be completing two separate applications with Albright's application to be turned into the Experiential Learning and Career Development Center and your program's application to be submitted to the program provider.

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