Timeline and Deadlines Student Timeline for Spring Term Abroad 2021

Spring Term Abroad has a special structure, including a specific application process, its own deadlines of which you must be aware and must meet, and a separate financial process.

  • September 1, 2020: Course offerings published on the website. Keep an eye out for announcements related to the Study Abroad Fair, which will be offered virtually this year.
  • October: Watch the General Information Session video for application instructions, general information and financial aid information. Program Directors will offer course-specific meetings during the week of October 5th. The schedule will be posted on go.wlu.edu/global. We recommend you attend the course-specific meeting before applying.
  • October 19, 2020: Online applications due for STA 2021 courses. There will be a link to the application on each of the program pages. The link will be live from October 5. Students can apply for up to two courses clearly indicating first and second choice. Applications are not "first-come-first-serve." 
  • Nov 3, 2020: Date by which students are notified of acceptance to program.
  • Thanksgiving Break 2020: Eligible students receive their award notification from the Financial Aid office.
  • December 7, 2020: Deadline for students to confirm their participation in the program by electronic signature of the Agreement of Responsible Travel form on their on-line application (offcampus.wlu.edu) and deposit of $250. The deposit is refundable only in case of medical emergency or if the program is canceled. Students who withdraw after December 7 but before January 15 will be charged the deposit amount.
  • January 15, 2021: Last date for students to withdraw from program without incurring full financial obligation.
  • February 2-5, 2021 (tentative): Spring term class registration is open and students register online for their W&L spring abroad course when their registration window is open.
  • Winter term 2021: Attend pre-departure orientation sessions as scheduled with faculty director/s. View the pre-departure orientation video online (offcampus.wlu.edu) and other learning content and complete assessment. Post decision material has to be completed/reviewed. Spring Term Abroad course fees will be charged to student accounts in February.
  • March 10, 2021: Full payment is due
  • April 26 - May 21, 2021: Spring Term