How to Apply

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Once you’ve selected your study abroad program, you must notify an NMU study abroad adviser, who will guide you to the application specific to your program. 

All application materials must be forwarded to International Programs. The study abroad coordinator’s signature is required for formal permission to apply. If your program has an online application option, please remember to save a copy of the completed online application forms and send to the International Programs office. Copies of all application materials are maintained in your student file. 

Basic Documents:

  • One letter of reference from an NMU faculty member
  • One-page statement outlining your personal and educational goals for the study abroad experience
  • Dean of Student’s release of conduct information form
  • Official NMU transcript, mailed from Student Service Center to International Programs
  • A résumé
  • Completed Course Evaluation (see your study abroad adviser)
  • Study Abroad Budget (see your study abroad adviser)

General Requirements

  • NMU requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in order to approve an application to study abroad. Individual program sponsors may require proof of higher GPA.

  • NMU will withdraw its support of your application if you are under formal academic and/or disciplinary probation or suspension at the time your program begins.
  • With the exception of faculty-led programs, you must be at least sophomore standing at the time you participate in the program. 

Note: Institutional grants or scholarships and some forms of Michigan financial aid are not eligible for use on non-partner programs.