Timeline and Deadlines

Deadlines

J-Term

  • Drake Programs: April 15 (some programs have deadline extensions)
  • Partner Programs: September 15

Spring Term

  • Partner Programs: October 1 (REMINDER: the Partner also has a deadline that you must meet)

Summer Term

  • Drake Programs: range from February 15 to March 15 
  • Partner Programs: March 1

Fall and Academic Year Term

  • Partner Programs: April 1 (REMINDER: the Partner also has a deadline that you must meet)

 

Timeline: Pre-Application

Drake Programs

Most Drake Programs abroad are offered during J-Term (programs typically travel for one to three weeks, and depart in late December or early January), as well as some program offerings during the summer.

Two semesters in advance:

  1. Attend Drake's J-Term Fair during the Spring semester (usually held in late February or March)
  2. Search for Drake Programs abroad
  3. Speak with a Drake faculty program leader or the Drake International office to learn more about the program
  4. Start and complete the Drake International online application through Terra Dotta as soon as possible. Most programs accept applicants on a "first come, first serve" basis, and may fill within days of the application opening.
  5. Meet with the Office of Financial Planning once you have picked a program to discuss how your financial aid package will apply
  6. Meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss how the course(s) will fit into your Drake degree plan
  7. Submit a passport application or passport renewal, if needed. The nearest agency that can process your passport application is the United States Post Office (USPS) store located at 1165 2nd Ave in Des Moines. If you have a passport, make sure your passport is valid six (6) months beyond the return date of your program.

Partner Programs

Two or more semesters in advance:

  1. Watch Education Abroad 101
  2. Meet with Drake's Education Abroad Advisor to discuss the application process, program options, financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, etc.
  3. Attend Drake's Education Abroad Fair during the Fall semester (usually held in late September or early October)
  4. Search for Drake-approved program options
  5. Start and complete the Drake International online application through Terra Dotta as soon as possible. The application must be submitted before Drake international's deadline.
  6. Meet with the Office of Financial Planning once you have picked a program
  7. Meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss how the course(s) will fit into your Drake degree plan. You can pick up a Course Approval Form at the Drake International office.
  8. Submit a passport application or passport renewal, if needed. The nearest agency that can process your passport application is the United States Post Office (USPS) store located at 1165 2nd Ave in Des Moines. Make sure your passport is valid six (6) months beyond the return date of your program. Most students will need a passport in hand four (4) months before departure so they can submit the passport to a consulate for their student visa. 

Timeline: Post-Application

Drake Programs

  1. Drake International notifies student of their acceptance status
  2. Drake International notifies student of the payment process after acceptance
  3. Attend all meetings with the faculty program leaders the semester leading up to departure
  4. Attend Drake International's Pre-Departure Orientation (held the semester before departure)
  5. Review and complete the Health and Safety blackboard course

Partner Programs

  1. Drake International notifies student of their acceptance status
  2. Once accepted, begin and complete the Partner Programs application
  3. Attend Drake International's Pre-Departure Orientation (held the semester before departure)
  4. Review and complete the Health and Safety blackboard course
  5. Research if your host country requires you to get a student visa. If so, start to gather required documents, and book an appointment at the consulate if necessary. You may need to travel to submit and/or pick-up your passport and supporting materials (many consulates are located in Chicago).
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January 18, 2018
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