Getting Started

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Initial Steps

"Study Abroad 101" sessions provide important information about program types, the application process, finances, etc. and are required before meeting with our office. After attending a 101 session, you will be able to take the next steps toward going abroad! Study Abroad 101 sessions take place on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in E-304 Martin Hall.

After attending a Study Abroad 101 session, students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss academic requirements and to identify potential classes or subjects that they will be able to take while abroad.

Students can request more information online, by phone at 864-656-2457, or by email at

Applying for a Program

All Clemson students who are planning to study abroad must complete the Clemson Study Abroad application. The Clemson Study Abroad application can be completed online. To apply for a program, visit the Apply page.

Application Deadlines:

March 1 for Summer/Fall semester programs

October 1 for Spring semester programs

In all instances, applications are accepted after the deadline as spaces remain. It is each student's responsibility to follow up with program facilitators to confirm deadlines. Space may be limited on exchange programs, so it is important to turn in application materials as early as possible.

To apply for a program, visit the Apply page.

General Requirements

Class Standing Requirement

Freshmen students may apply to study abroad programs; we encourage them to work closely with our office and their academic advisor. We encourage transfer students to experience a semester at Clemson before studying abroad.

GPA Requirement

The Study Abroad Office requires a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, but a GPA of 2.75 is preferred. However, some foreign universities may have a higher GPA requirement, so the student should meet with a study abroad coordinator to learn more about foreign university requirements. In some cases, students with a GPA lower than 2.5 will be accepted.

Language Requirement

There are many study abroad options that do not have a language requirement. These programs are taught in English with the option of a foreign language credit.