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When you're ready, complete the online application. The first portion of the application must be completed in one session, but you may upload your essay and resume at a later time.

Please note if you are applying for a Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) or Study & Intern program you must apply through the Learning Abroad Center. You cannot apply through Carlson Global Institute for these programs.

Application Instructions

To apply for an Education Abroad program, complete the following steps.

Step One:

Start the online application. The first portion of the online application must be completed in one session. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each academic term you apply for. The fee will be charged automatically when you submit your application.

Each program requires a separate application and essay. 

Step Two:

Rank your programs based on your preference.

  • Global Enrichment short-term programs: rank up to two programs per application cycle.
  • Global Immersion semester or summer programs: rank up to five programs for consideration. We encourage you to select multiple programs, as space at some partner schools is very limited.

Step Three:

After completing the previous section, you will be assigned an application checklist of required application materials (essay/statement of interest and resume). All required items must be uploaded by the application deadline.

Your application will be considered complete after receiving your essay & resume, though you may complete as many of the checklist items as are applicable to you (scholarship essays, for example). Please note that scholarships are reviewed on the same cycle as the program application, so it is in your best interest to complete your scholarship essay at the same time as the program application!

Step Four:

Upload an essay for each program to your application checklist. The essay questions are as follows:

Undergraduate Global Enrichment short-term programs

Write an essay of no more than two pages, double spaced, that answers the following questions:

  • What are your academic, professional, and cultural goals for studying abroad, and how would this program fulfill them?
  • What research have you done on this program and location? What were your key findings?
  • ​What skills and experiences can you contribute to make this program meaningful for the entire group?

Undergraduate Global Immersion Semester or Summer Programs

Write an essay of no more than two pages, double spaced, that answers the following questions:

  • Describe the research you conducted when selecting this program. How will it advance your academic, professional, and personal goals? (If you applied to more than one Global Immersion program, be sure to specifically address each of them.)
  • Participation in a semester or summer program will require a great degree of flexibility, independence, and planning on your part. Describe a time when you demonstrated these qualities to reach a goal.

Your application will be considered complete after receiving your essay & resume, though you may complete as many of the checklist items as are applicable to you (scholarship essays, for example). Please note that scholarships are reviewed on the same cycle as the program application, so it is in your best interest to complete your scholarship essay at the same time as the program application!

Scholarship Instructions

Please visit the "Scholarships" information page for details on scholarship deadlines and application instructions.