Initial Procedures

While considering studying abroad, take the following steps:


    • All students who are intending to study abroad for a SPRING TERM must submit an "Intent to Study Abroad Form" (online via myBarnard) by October 1 of the previous semester.

    • Students interested in studying abroad for a FALL TERM or for a FULL ACADEMIC YEAR must submit an "Intent to Study Abroad Form" (online via myBarnard) by April 1 of the previous semester.

    • If you do not submit the "Intent to Study Abroad Form" by the relevant deadline, you will not be allowed to study abroad for Barnard credit the following semester. Note: If you submit an Intent to Study Abroad Form but do not end up studying abroad, there is no penalty for submitting the Intent form and then reversing your decision.

    • To submit the form, log into your myBarnard account, click on the "Academics" tab. In the menu on the right of the page, there is a drop-down menu for Study Abroad: choose the Intent to Study Abroad Form. Complete and submit.

  • Acquaint yourself with the basic eligibility guidelines for study abroad and in the Barnard catalogue online.

  • Attend one of the Study Abroad General Information Sessions, which can be found on our Study Abroad Calendar.

  • Meet with your academic adviser to discuss the relationship between study abroad and your major studies.

  • Research our list of approved programs, both online and in the library materials kept in the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs, and look over student evaluations of programs. Then set up an individual appointment to speak with the Associate Provost for International Initiatives.

  • Students should keep in mind that there might be ways in which their social identities, faith-based practices, and personal needs may affect their experience. For example, it may not be possible to change an exam date that conflicts with the student’s religious practice, or it may be difficult (if not impossible) to maintain dietary preferences or requirements in another country. Therefore, students are encouraged to do the necessary research early on, to determine whether or not their needs can be accommodated at a particular host site.

  • If you have a disability (mobility, visual or hearing impairment; LD/ADD; chronic illness; psychiatric disability; etc.), please talk with the staff of the Barnard Office of Disability Services (ODS) and review the access brochure Study Abroad and Disability (.pdf).

  • If you are interested in studying at one of the colleges at Oxford University for the 2020-21 academic year, the internal application deadline is December 2, 2019.