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How to Apply

 

Guidance for Applying for Study Abroad

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1. Brainstorm Ideas
Begin by exploring our program information and talking to your adviser and your parents about your interest in study abroad. We also encourage students to look at the variety of opportunities that each program has to offer and how it may suit your academic goals. Be sure to consider possible scholarship sources listed on our web page.
2. Complete the "My Study Abroad Profile" Form
"My Study Abroad Profile" helps you to think through your goals and what you are looking for in a program. Download the MY_STUDY_ABROAD PROFILE form.
3. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
Bring your "Profile" with accompanying required documents to the Center for International Education staff. You can request a one-on-one advising session through the Appointment Request system. Or you can phone 609-896-7717 to schedule an appointment with an adviser.
4. Apply
To begin your Rider Study Abroad Application, go to the program page and click the "Apply Now" button.  Please complete the essay and request professors to write recommendations here. Please note a $175 application fee is required to Study Abroad.  Students must submit all materials including their official transcript by the appropriate deadline.

Please view the following step-by-step video for an explanation of the application process:

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How To Apply

Deadlines:
Spring study abroad:    August 15th
Fall study abroad:    February 1st

Summer study abroad: March 1st

Please note: If you are applying for scholarships from external organizations and need to be approved for your program before the above Deadlines, then please visit the CIE and make an appointment with Ms. Young-Singh.
 

Procedures for Study Abroad Applications

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1. Rider's Strategic Vision
Rider University’s strategic vision is to make study abroad opportunities available for all students who intend to study abroad.  The University supports and encourages all students at Rider to experience the benefits of studying abroad, which includes experiencing a new country and its culture.

As a result of Rider students recognizing that studying abroad is a chance of a lifetime, the Center for International Education (CIE) has seen a significant increase in applications for studying abroad.  To best accommodate this increase, the CIE is implementing a new timeline for processing study abroad applications.
2. Application Procedures
All study abroad applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.   A complete list of currently available programs can be found here:
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3. Special Considerations
Special consideration will be given to students who select programs with academic offerings that enhance their academic major or minor or are necessary to complete their Rider degree on time.   In addition, students with unique timing issues, such as graduating seniors or Education majors who can only study abroad during their sophomore year or junior fall term, will be given special consideration as needed.
4. Faculty Led & Summer Programs
Rider University continues to offer a broad variety of study abroad programs to ensure the greatest level of opportunity and access for our students.  As such, the application processes for Rider’s Faculty-Led programs, summer study abroad programs and Rider’s Service Learning program remain unchanged.  Short-term programs continue to have a set allotment of spaces as indicated in their program brochures while summer study abroad sessions have no space restrictions.