How to Apply

 

Initial Steps

The Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad supports all students pursuing international education experiences during their Clemson career. Eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and be in good academic and disciplinary standing. Students are encouraged to pursue international education experiences after their first year. Students interested in studying abroad during their first year will need to work closely with the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad to identify applicable programs. 

To start the process, interested students should: 

STEP 1: Complete the Pam Hendrix Center Advising Application

  • Fill out and submit International Experience Interest Form
  • Watch Study Abroad 101 video

The advising application will help your study abroad coordinator have a more productive advising appointment with you! 

STEP 2: Search for programs


Program type matrix:

Program Type

Course Enrollment

Course Credits

Who you Pay

On-Site Experience

Deadlines

Exchange Programs

Host University

Transfer Credit

Tuition: Clemson

Housing and Other Expenses:  Host University

Immersed with local students; Supported by host university staff

Fall / FY: March 1


Spring: October 1


*Firm deadlines

Faculty-Directed Programs
Summer FD Programs


Semester FD Programs

Spring & Fall Break FD Programs

Clemson 

Clemson Credit

Clemson

Studying among Clemson peers with Clemson University oversight

Fall / FY: March 1


Spring: October 1


*Typical deadlines - check program page for specific date

Approved Third Party Providers

Host University

Transfer Credit

Program Provider or Host University

Level of Immersion varies; Studying among US students and/or local students; Supported by dedicated on-site staff

Deadlines vary by provider - check your program’s website

Approved Direct Enrollment 

Host University

Transfer Credit


Host University

Immersed with local students; Supported by host university staff

Deadlines vary by institution - check your program’s website

Non-Approved Programs**



Host University

Transfer Credit

Program Provider or Host University

Varies by program of choice

Deadlines vary by program - check your program’s website


Petition Deadlines: 

Summer and Fall: March 15


Spring: October 15

* All participants will pay a study abroad fee to Clemson University, billed via iRoar
** Students seeking enrollment in non-approved programs are required to submit a petition. 

STEP 3: Meet with academic advisor

  • Schedule appointment via CU Navigate
  • Discuss appropriate coursework to be taken abroad
  • Make plans for current and future Clemson course enrollment

STEP 4: Meet with Study Abroad Coordinator

  • Schedule appointment via CU Navigate
  • Discuss programs of interest or explore programs that meet your academic needs
  • Learn about application process and requirements

STEP 5: Select program and apply!

  • If you are applying to a third-party program, exchange program, or direct enrollment your study abroad coordinator will assign you to your program. In addition, you will also need to apply to your program of choice.
  • If you are applying to a faculty-directed program, you will be assigned to your program of choice within three business days of submitting your advising application.