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Events & Deadlines

Yes, there are A LOT of deadlines which need to be met in order to participate on an education abroad program!  We recommend adding them to your calendar early so you don’t forget. 

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MTSU Study Abroad Fair 2016
Save the date for the upcoming Study Abroad Fair! We will have over 30 tables of information on program and country options, scholarships, and financial aid.  MTSU faculty, program representatives, and MTSU study abroad returnees will be on hand to answer your questions.
  • Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
  • 10 am - 2 pm
  • Student Union Lobby
MTSU Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation
All accepted study abroad students MUST attend the mandatory pre-departure orientation to participate on an education abroad program.  Put this on your calendar now!  Students who do not participate in the mandatory pre-departure orientation cannot study abroad.
Winter 2016-17: Wednesday, November 16, 2016; 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Spring 2017: Wednesday, November 30, 2016; 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Summer 2017: Saturday, April 1, 2017; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (check in begins at 8:15 am)
Fall 2017 & Full Year 2017-18: Saturday, April 22, 2017; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (check-in begins at 8:30 am)

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Office of Education Abroad Pre-Approval Request Deadlines
Final deadlines for MTSU OEA online pre-approval requests.  These are required internal deadlines and are in addition to any partner or affiliated external program deadlines.  For more information, please see Step 4 of the Getting Started section of our website.
Office of Education Abroad Pre-Approval Request Final Internal Deadlines
Winter 2016-17: October 28, 2016
Spring 2017: November 4, 2016
Spring Break 2017: February 3, 2017
Summer 2017: March 3, 2017
Fall 2017/Full Year 2017-18: March 24, 2017

Education Abroad Program Application Deadlines
Contact your program directly for the exact date (this includes Faculty-Led programs).  Below are typical deadline ranges.  Students are responsible for determining and meeting specific program deadlines as well as any MTSU internal deadlines.
Education Abroad Program Application Deadlines
Winter 2016-17: Varies throughout August - October 2016
Spring 2017: Varies throughout August - October 2016
Summer 2017: Varies throughout November 2016 - March 2017
Fall 2017 & Full Year 2017-18: Varies throughout November 2016 - March 2017
* Don't forget, you have more than one deadline! You need to meet the Office of Education Abroad INTERNAL pre-approval request deadline in addition to your actual program deadline!

MTSU EA Scholarship Deadlines
Applications for this scholarship can be found on the scholarship section of our website.  Outside scholarships have different deadlines.
 MTSU EA Scholarship Deadlines
Late applications are not accepted or considered
Winter 2016-17 programs: September 29, 2016
Spring 2017 programs: October 20, 2016
Summer 2017 programs: February 8, 2017
Fall 2017 and Full Year 2017-18 programs: March 2, 2017
You must apply for the scholarship for the term you plan to study abroad (i.e. If you are applying for a USAC Summer 2017 program to Costa Rica, please apply for the OEA Summer 2017 scholarship, otherwise your scholarship application will likely not be registered correctly or considered)

Pathway Packet Deadlines
Read more about the Pathway Packet requirement in the Getting Started section (Step 7) or ask us for details.
Pathway Packet Submission Deadlines
Winter 2016-17: November 11, 2016
Spring 2017: November 18, 2016
Spring Break 2017: February 24, 2017
Summer 2017: March 31, 2017
Fall 2017 & Full Year 2017-18: April 21, 2017
* Don't forget! Program Providers, Consortia programs, Faculty-Led, and all external programs will have different deadlines. These deadlines differ from the Pathway Packet deadline.

Gilman Scholarship Feedback - MTSU Internal Deadline
Are you a Pell Grant recipient?  Do you plan to study on a Summer, Fall, or Academic Year program? If so you may be able to apply for the Gilman Scholarship!  You can read more about this opportuniity on our Scholarships & Financial Aid page as well as the Gilman website.

To encourage and assist our MTSU students through the Gilman application process, we will provide feedback on the Gilman essays which are submitted to  by the internal deadline listed below.  Please expect to wait 3-5 business days for the feedback to your MTSU email address.  This is NOT a requirement to apply for this outside scholarship, but it is highly recommended.  

Internal deadline for feedback: two weeks prior to Gilman Scholarship deadline