Fall 2019 applications will be open in Fall 2018. Spring 2019 applications are now closed.
Chapman students can select from over 90 semester and academic year programs! All program information is on the Global Gateway, the online application portal. Search for a program by major, location, financial aid applicability, or a number of other features.
Integrated Programs at Foreign University
Higher cultural and educational immersion;
Programs for U.S. College Students
Combination of an integrated program with university courses and activities specifically for visiting students. Classes may be taught in English, the local language, or a combination of both.
Chapman offers the Washington Semester Program where students spend a semester doing
Chapman University students who meet the following minimum requirements are eligible to participate in semester and academic year abroad programs:
Keep in mind that factors other than academics, such as essays, are also taken into consideration when assessing a student's potential for study abroad.
*Some programs may have additional requirements.
Fall 2019 applications will be open in Fall 2018. Spring 2019 applications are closed.
Applications are due two semesters prior to going abroad*: December for the following fall/academic year term and May for the following spring term. Once your application is reviewed by the Center for Global Education, you are given preliminary acceptance into the study abroad program of your selection. Upon acceptance by Chapman, students then complete program provider/host institution specific applications in the following semester.
You can apply for an academic year abroad in one location or experience two different programs in one year. The application process is the same as it is for a semester program. You will need to complete two sets of application materials if you choose two different locations for the academic year you will pay the $500 study abroad fee each semester. If you select one location for the entire academic year, you will only need to complete one application and are billed the $500 study abroad fee both semesters.
*Certain programs accept applications once for the entire academic year. These include exchange programs in Japan, Botswana, and Ghana. For example, if you wish to apply to most universities in Japan for either the fall 2019 or the spring 2020 semester, you would need to complete all application materials during the fall 2018 semester—almost 1.5 years in advance for spring 2020.
Chapman University strongly discourages students from going abroad independently. The Center for Global Education has many diverse programs available and we encourage you to come speak with us if you have questions about program availability. If you choose to do so, please download the Independent Applicant instructions to learn more about status, transfer credits, financial aid, and support from Chapman if you study abroad independently.