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UPCOMING DEADLINES

Spring Semester 2020: October 5, 2019
Spring Semester Faculty-Led: October 20, 2019
Summer Intensive Faculty-Led: February 1, 2020
Fall Semester 2020: March 5, 2020

Important dates to find out more:

Fall Global Education Fair, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4-6 p.m.
Spring Global Education Fair, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11a.m.-1 p.m


APPLICATION TIMELINE

Spring Semester 2020: MOST online application materials due by October 5, 2019
  • Online questionnaire including 4 essay questions due by above deadline.
  • An online request for a faculty reference (must be a faculty who has had you in class) due by above deadline.
  • An online request for a student affairs reference (Student Affairs staff, RD, Merrimack athletic coach/staff who knows you well) due by above deadline.
  • Interview with GEO staff, by October 10 (or before if your application is complete)
  • Notification of approval to proceed with application to programs, October 11.
  • Students must confirm their participation in their semester abroad by November 1.
 
  • Pre-Departure Orientation: TBD
  • Safety and Security Meeting: TBD
Programs with EARLIER SPRING DEADLINES for GEO Online Application Materials
September 10 (with program application deadline of September 15, 2019)
Czech Republic-Prague, Film Studies
September 25 (with program application deadline of October 1, 2019)
Czech Republic-Prague, Central European Studies: Prague,  Communications, New Media + Journalism
Denmark - Copenhagen (Block 1)
India-Hyderabad
South Africa- Cape Town (Block 1)
United Arab Emirates-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 Semester 2020 Faculty-Led Short-Term Courses: All online application materials due by October 20, 2019
  • Online questionnaire including essay questions due by above deadline.
  •  An online request for a student affairs reference (Student Affairs staff, RD, Merrimack athletic coach/staff who knows you well) due by above deadline.
  • Interview with faculty member by October 23
  • Notification of acceptances, October 25
  • Students must confirm their participation with the signed confirmation form and $1000 deposit by November 1.

Summer Intensive 2020 Faculty-Led: All online application materials due by February 1, 2020
  • Online questionnaire including essay questions due by above deadline.
  •  An online request for a student affairs reference (Student Affairs staff, RD, Merrimack athletic coach/staff who knows you well) due by above deadline.
  • Interview with faculty member by February 4.
  • Notification of acceptances, February 5.
  • Students must confirm their participation with the signed confirmation form and $1000 deposit by February 14.

Fall Semester Semester 2019: All online application materials due by March 5, 2020.
  • Online questionnaire including 4 essay questions, due by above
  • An online request for a faculty reference (must be a faculty who has had you in class), due by above
  • An online request for a student affairs reference (Student Affairs staff, RD, Merrimack athletic coach/staff who knows you well), due by above.
  • Interview with GEO staff week by March 16.
  • Notification of approval to proceed with application to programs, March 18
  • Students must confirm their participation in their semester abroad by April 15.
 
  • Pre-Departure Meeting. Sign up for one of the following:
    • Monday, April 8, 2019
    • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Safety and Security Meeting, April 24, 2019.
Programs with EARLIER FALL DEADLINES for GEO Online Application Materials
February 25 (with program application deadline of March 1, 2020)
United Arab Emirates - Sharjah
March 5, regular GEO deadline, early program application deadline of March 15, 2020.
Czech Republic-Prague
India-Hyderabad
France - Toulouse

 
**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).