Study Abroad

Applications Steps

Consider how study abroad fits into your academic plan. Ask yourself what countries, cultures, and/or languages interest you. Think about how immersed in the culture you want to be.


Familiarize yourself with the Study Abroad website. Search by term (fall, spring, summer, Travel Study), language, field or study, or location (city, country or region). Schedule an appointment with the staff in the Study Abroad office to ask questions and gain more information about programs.


Meeting with your major advisor early will make the study abroad process even easier. Your major advisor can help you figure out how and when to fit study abroad into your academic plans and what classes to take while abroad. Keep in mind that the deadlines for study abroad are at least a semester in advance of the program itself.


Complete the application online at the Lewis Study Abroad website. You will need to submit the following:

  • A digital photo uploaded to the application profile page
  • Application essay
  • Official copy of your Lewis University transcript (if you are applying to a Travel Study program, unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Two (2) academic recommendations (these should be from professors who are familiar with your academic work)

After applying, wait to hear from the Study Abroad Office via e-mail or log into the Study Abroad website to view your application status. Students receive a response within 1-3 weeks after the application deadline. Once accepted, get that passport ready and start packing.

Video Testimonials

Lewis University Students and Faculty Tour Italy.


Italy Travel Study Trip 2010.