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Requirements & Application


  • Students must have a cumulative G.P.A of 2.5 or higher and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • If a student falls out of good academic or disciplinary standing at any time prior to going abroad, they will no longer be permitted to study abroad.
  • Please note that many of our approved programs have a GPA requirement that is higher than 2.5, and this should be taken into account when selecting a program.

    On some of our approved programs, even students who satisfy all eligibility criteria may be asked to study abroad on an alternate program, depending on their first choice selection. In order to balance the number of Lasell students studying abroad in any given destination, we must sometimes resort to enrollment caps on our most popular programs. In these instances, we will work with qualified students to determine a suitable alternate program.


    Students are required to take a full course load (at least 12 US credits) during their semester abroad. It is each student's responsibility to make sure that the courses they plan to take abroad satisfy requirements toward their degree at Lasell. Most students take a combination of elective and major courses while abroad, and work with their advisor closely to ensure that their academic needs will be met on their program of choice.

    When Can Students Study Abroad?

    Students work with their academic advisors to review their academic plan and determine the best semester to study abroad. The preferred time to go abroad for most majors is fall of junior year. In certain cases, a student may apply to study abroad as a sophomore, though this involves a two-step approval process, and is not a guarantee. In keeping with Lasell Academic Policy, students are not permitted to study abroad during their first year or during their final semester.

    Application Requirements and Application

    • Students must submit their study abroad application in the semester before they intend to study abroad. Students should select one of the approved study abroad programs and submit one application. 

    • Study abroad applications are only reviewed once the Office of International Education has receive a completed online study abroad application form including course selections and advisor approval.

    • Students should expect to receive a decision approximately one to two weeks after the deadline.

    • All study abroad applicants are required to meet with a staff member in the Office of International Education prior to or during the application process. To make an appointment, students may set up an appointment on Starfish or email

    • Students are required to submit a completed online application, which includes a personal statement, course selections using the previously approved database, a copy of their passport, transcript, and approval from their academic advisor.

    • Upon acceptance, students are required to submit a non-refundable $1,000 fee to hold their place in the program.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall Semester: February 28
    Spring Semester: September 26
    Summer: February 28