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UPCOMING DEADLINES

Summer Intensive Faculty-Led Courses: Friday, February 2, 2018
Fall Semester 2018: Friday, March 9, 2018
Spring Semester 2019: Friday, September 28, 2018
Spring Semester Faculty-Led: Friday, October 19, 2018


APPLICATION TIMELINE

Summer 2018 Faculty-Led Short-Term Courses: All online application materials due by February 2, 2018. 

  • Online questionnaire including essay questions, due by February 2, 2018
  • An online request for a student affairs reference (Student Affairs staff, RD, Merrimack athletic coach/staff who knows you well), due by February 2, 2018.
  • Interview with faculty member week of February 5, 2018.
  • Notification of acceptances, February 12, 2018.
  • Students must confirm their participation in their semester abroad by February 20, 2018.

Fall Semester 2018: All online application materials due by March 9, 2018.

  • Online questionnaire including 4 essay questions, due by March 9, 2018.
  • An online request for a faculty reference (must be a faculty who has had you in class), due by March 9, 2018.
  • An online request for a student affairs reference (Student Affairs staff, RD, Merrimack athletic coach/staff who knows you well), due by March 9, 2018.
  • Interview with GEO staff week of March 12, 2018.
  • Notification of approval to proceed with application to programs, March 21, 2018.
  • Students must confirm their participation in their semester abroad by April 9, 2018.
  • Pre-Departure Meeting. Sign up for one of the following:
    • Monday, April 9, 2018
    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Safety and Security Meeting, April 24, 2018.
  • Welcome Back Re-Entry Debrief, February 4, 2019

Spring Semester 2019: MOST online application materials due by September 28, 2018

  • Online questionnaire including 4 essay questions due by September 28, 2018.
  • An online request for a faculty reference (must be a faculty who has had you in class) due by September 28, 2018.
  • An online request for a student affairs reference (Student Affairs staff, RD, Merrimack athletic coach/staff who knows you well) due by September 28, 2018.
  • Interview with GEO staff, week of October 1, 2018.
  • Notification of approval to proceed with application to programs, October 8, 2018.
  • Students must confirm their participation in their semester abroad by October 19, 2018.
  • Pre-Departure Orientation.  Sign up for one of the following:
    • Monday, November 26, 2018
    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • Thursday, November 39, 2018
  • Safety and Security Meeting, December 5, 2018.
  • Welcome Back Re-Entry Debrief, September 23, 2019.
Programs with EARLIER DEADLINES for GEO Online Application Materials
September 10, 2018
Czech Republic-Prague, Film Studies

September 24, 2018:
Czech Republic-Prague, Central European Studies: Prague,  Communications, New Media + Journalism
India-Hyderabad
Spain-Seville
UAE-Sharjah

**Students with earlier program deadlines will be notified early by the GEO of approval to continue with the applications to their programs early. All other materials and dates apply across programs (i.e. notifications regarding financial aid packages, confirmation packages, pre-departure, and safety and security meetings).

Spring 2019 Faculty-Led Short-Term Courses: All online application materials due by October 19, 2018.
(Full Spring Semester Courses at Merrimack with international section over spring-break or May/June
  • Online questionnaire including essay questions due by October 19, 2018.
  •  An online request for a student affairs reference (Student Affairs staff, RD, Merrimack athletic coach/staff who knows you well) due by October 19, 2018.
  • Interview with faculty member week of October 22, 2018.
  • Notification of acceptances, Friday, November 2, 2018.
  • Students must confirm their participation with the signed confirmation form and $1000 deposit by Friday, November 9, 2018.