Everything You Need To Know For Fall 2020 Study Abroad Deadlines

As the Fall 2019 semester draws to a close and students eagerly await their seasonal (and well earned) reprieve, the Office of Study Abroad would like to bring students’ attention to early deadlines for some Fall 2020 and full academic year programs 

As students may know, the deadlines for completing Wesleyan’s permission to study abroad for the 2020 Fall/Year are February 22, 2020 for Wesleyan consortium programs, petition applications, and select exchanges, and March 1, 2020 for pre-approved programs. These deadlines typically provide ample time for the student to complete the application process through the program provider while securing Wesleyan’s permission. However, the Office of Study Abroad wishes to recognize and highlight some notable exceptions and early deadlines which may require more advanced planning on the student’s behalf.  

Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan)

Deadline: January 6, 2020 

Waseda University’s Program in Japan Study deadline for the full academic year, fall semester, and spring semester is exceptionally early, being due January 6, 2020. Students advance their Japanese language and societal competency through a homestay or dormitory experience, classes at Waseda University, and participation in various excursions, club activates, and a cultural internship.

IFSA-Bulter King’s College London (London, United Kingdom)

Deadline: January 15, 2020 

The King’s College London program is extremely competitive, and attendance slots fill up quickly. As such students are encouraged to complete their applications early to optimize their chances for attendance.

IFSA-Bulter University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Deadline: January 15, 2020  

The applications for IFSA-Bulter affiliated programs at the University of Oxford are due January 15, 2020. One of the most prestigious universities in the world, their classic tutorial-based courses allow students to delve deeply into their area of discipline. The one-on-one teaching format means one’s syllabus is both rigorous and flexible based on your interests.

Twelve College Exchange (Multiple Locations, United States)

Deadline: February 1, 2020  

The Twelve-College Exchange Program is a cooperative program for residential student exchange between Wesleyan and twelve other domestic institutions. The application deadline for this exchange program for the Fall 2020 semester is February 1 and is subject to Wesleyan’s Study Abroad Academic Regulation.

IFSA-Bulter London School of Economics (London, United Kingdom)

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Applications to study for the year at the London School of Economics are due February 1, 2020. Study at Britain’s only university specializing in the study of the social sciences. Situated right in the heart of central London, you’ll tackle real-world problems across the social sciences as you take advantage of LSE’s close ties to business, government, law, and media in the city.

Many program providers will require study abroad advisor approval before accepting an application. As such students are strongly encouraged to communicate their intention to apply by starting their applications and attending a First Steps Meeting, so the OSA can initiate the approval process.  This First Steps Meeting is a required 15-20 minute presentation overview of academic policies and the application procedure for students interested in studying abroad. These meetings are available in a drop-in basis during the OSA’s open office hours (MWF 10AM-12PM, TTh 2PM-4PM).  For more information on the application process and necessary steps please follow this link.