NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, UA is currently suspending travel
We are still accepting applications now for future study abroad opportunities. We are hopeful to resume some university-sponsored travel by Fall 2021; however, we do not have a guaranteed date.
Compiling your application materials takes time, so plan ahead accordingly.
Annual deadlines for UA Exchange Programs
International College Ambassador Scholarship/Award Deadline
Deadlines vary for third-party, direct enroll and UA faculty-led programs. Check with the program provider or UA program leader for details.
Be sure to discuss your plans with the following offices:
The International Center
Your academic advisor
The Financial Aid office
The following application materials should be submitted (either online or to the Education Abroad Office in Simmons Hall) no later than 5 p.m. on the application deadline.
Once your Education Abroad Application has been approved by UA, then apply to the program directly.
For faculty-led programs, check with the program leader for application, also faculty-led requires a non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
F-1 students and some J-1 students may participate in education abroad opportunities during their degree programs at The University of Akron.
For information about maintaining F-1 or J-1 status while studying abroad and requirements for re-entry to the United States, set up an immigration advising appointment with Emily Aronson or Jung Shin, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also view guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Interested in interning abroad? The best way to find an internship opportunity is to check with your department at UA to see if they have any internship abroad opportunities or to check with our third party affiliates to see what opportunities they have.