Timeline and Deadlines Student Timeline for Spring Term Abroad 2024

Spring Term Abroad has a special structure, including a specific application process. 

September 8, 2023
Course listings become available on the Spring Term Abroad Website.

September 12, 2023 11am - 2pm
Study Abroad Fair -- an opportunity to learn about study abroad opportunities in general and to chat with the professors teaching STA programs 

October 4, 2023 6:30 pm
General Information Session - Via Zoom. Register here.
Application instructions and financial aid information hosted via Zoom. The session will be recorded for students who are unable to attend.

October 4, 2023 7:30 pm
Individual breakout sessions hosted by the program directors. Please see the schedule for the locations.

October 5, 2023
Applications open. Check each course listing for the "apply now" button. 

October 20, 2023 5pm
Deadline for students to submit Student Application via the Off-Campus Portal (Click the "apply now" button under each course listing). 
October 20th is also the financial aid deadline. If students would like to be considered for a need-based grant for their  program, they must have a complete need-based aid application for the current academic year on file with the office of financial aid office.

November 3, 2023 5pm
Students are notified whether they've been accepted into the course. Insufficient enrollment will result in cancellation of the course. 

During Thanksgiving break
Financial Aid Office send notice of award to students. Students decide whether or not they intend to participate.

December 4, 2023
Deadline for students to confirm their participation in the program by electronic signature of the Agreement of Responsible Travel form on their Offcampus Portal. All accepted students will pay the $250 deposit (via their Offcampus portal) refundable only in case of medical emergency or if the program is canceled.


January 15, 2024
Final deadline for students to withdraw from program without incurring full financial obligation. All students are committed to the full program cost following the schedule below as of JANUARY 15, 2024, only to be waived or refunded in case of medical emergency or if W&L cancels the program.

January 16, 2024 - Waitlist closes 

February 5 - 13, 2024 (tentative)
Student registration for Spring Term 2024. *You must register for STA during your regular registration period. 

February 15, 2024
Student financial aid grants become available to students.  The program fee will be billed and financial aid credited to the student account at the regular February 15 billing date.

March 10, 2024
Payment is due.

April 29 - May 24, 2024
Spring Term! (Please note, each course has a very specific arrival time, which may not correlate with the official start date of the term. Consult the program director for itinerary dates).