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Events & Deadlines

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

Walk-in Advising, Monday – Wednesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
No appointments during Walk-In Advising hours – just come in!  Walk-in Advising is available when classes are in session. 

What is Walk-In Advising?  Read more on our Getting Started page, Step 3.
Study Abroad 101
Three Information Sessions will be held during the Fall 2013 semester. No reservations required – just show up!  Study Abroad 101 Info Sessions provide very general information for students who just to learn the basics and are typically only beneficial to students who have NOT already participated in an individual advising session in the Office of Education Abroad.

Times & Location:
Wednesday, February 26th, 2pm - 3pm, Student Union Room 221
Tuesday, March 25th, 2pm - 3pm, Student Union Room 221
Monday, April 28th, 2pm - 3pm, Student Union Room 221

MTSU Education Abroad Scholarship Deadlines
Winter 13-14: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Spring 2014: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Summer 2014:  Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Fall 2014/Full Year 14-15:  Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
The applications for this scholarship can be found on the Scholarship section of our website.  Outside scholarships have different deadlines.

Final deadlines for Office of EA online pre-approval request

Winter 13-14: Friday, November 1st, 2013
Spring 2014 programs: Friday, November 1st, 2013
Summer 2014 programs: Friday, March 7th, 2014
Fall 2014-15  programs: Friday, April 4th, 2014

**We HIGHLY recommend an earlier submission as the requirements/deadlines listed below must also be met. 

Deadlines for actual Education Abroad program applications
Winter 13-14  & Spring 2014: Varies throughout August – November 2013
Summer 2014 & Fall 2014-15: Varies throughout January – April 2014
Students are responsible for determining and meeting their specific program deadline.

Pathway Packet deadlines
Winter 13-14 programs: Friday, November 15th, 2013
Spring 2014 programs: Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Spring Break 2014 programs: Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Summer 2014 programs: Friday, March 28th, 2014
Fall 2014-15 programs: Friday, April 18th, 2014

MTSU Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Dates
Accepted students must attend this orientation in order to participate in their education abroad program.  Put this on your calendar now!

Winter 13-14 programs: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Spring 2014 programs: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Spring Break 2014 programs: Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Summer 2014 programs: Saturday, April 12th, 2014; 8:45am - 12:30pm, LRC 221
Fall 2014-15 programs: Saturday, April 26th, 2014; 8:45am - 12:30pm

Gilman Scholarship Feedback - MTSU Internal Deadline
Are you a Pell Grant recipient?  Do you plan to study abroad for a Summer 2014 term (at least four weeks), a Fall 2014 semester, or a 2014-15 Academic Year?  If so, you may qualify 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 deadlines listed below.  Please expect to wait 3-5 busines 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.  You can also schedule a meeting with before starting the essays to discuss the process and get some tips for a competitive application.

Summer, Fall, FY 2014 cycle:  Friday, February 14th, 2014 (Gilman's deadline is March 4th, 2014)