Application Checklist

Steps to a successful Study Abroad Application

When preparing for your application and interview, please use this checklist:


I have attended a Study 101 & 201 and I went to the Study Abroad Fair to learn more about the study abroad programs and prepare for my study abroad application.

 My personal statement/essay reflects my talents and interests.

In addition to my GPA, I have included in my application and on my resume other activities, clubs, teams, student government in which I have participated.

I have spoken with all of my references and confirmed that they will complete the required recommendation forms. I have requested that my references receive the link to the recommendation via the CSBSJU-Global Portal.

I have had someone look over my personal statement/essays.

I went to XPD to have my resume reviewed and critiqued.

I have completed the online application and paid the $300 application fee* online before the Priority Deadline for maximum program choices/opportunities available.

I went to XPD to prepare for my interview with the faculty director.

*The $300 application fee is not meant to deter study abroad application.  CGE offers a payment plan in which you can spread out your application fee in 3 monthly payments of $100 each.  Please contact the Center for Global Education at (320-363-5952) to set up an appointment with an advisor to discuss financing study abroad and to be approved for the payment plan.