Every application for study abroad begins with meeting an advisor and completing the application on TruView. There are various program models offered through Truman and many have unique application processes, but our office is here to guide you.
Whether you are looking at a faculty-led program or a semester/summer/year long program through a provider, all applications start with TruView (TruView > Tools > Student > Student Tools > Registration > Apply to Study Abroad).
There can be some variation when applying to faculty-led programs. All applications ask for basic information, such as emergency contacts and a short essay, but some programs will ask for additional steps or materials (such as a language evaluation or recommendation letter), so do be sure to review any information on the program webpage. If there are additional steps, the Study Abroad Office will follow-up with you.
If applying for an exchange or direct enrollment program, you will need also need to complete their application. Deadlines can vary, but most exchange programs have a priority deadline and direct-enrollment programs have deadlines usually set by the host institution. See the program’s webpage for details and plan accordingly. Most applications will ask you for personal and academic information, as well as academic references, transcripts, and passport information. Sometimes programs ask you to pre-select courses, while other programs will do enrollment after acceptance. Every provider organization has its own system of doing things, so if you have questions or need help, it is best to reach out directly to the program advisor/admissions counselor; they know their systems and programs and are better placed to help you.
It is always best to meet with a study abroad provider before beginning your application. Our advisors can help you understand the process and timelines involved and help smooth the whole process.
Exchange and direct programs will require you to upload or send in your most current official academic transcript. Once you are ready to begin applying to a specific program, you can request an electronic transcript through the Registrar’s Office which will be emailed directly to you for a cost of $11 and then upload it to your application.
If applying to ISEP, when ordering your electronic transcripts, you can choose to have them sent directly to ISEP via email at email@example.com.
You can email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring your passport to our office and have us scan it. Even if you are considering going abroad in a year or two, apply for your passport now so you won’t have to scramble to get it later.
Please note that Passport Cards are not the same as Passport Books. The passport card is only acceptable for land or sea crossings from a very limited number of countries that border the USA.
Students with majors or minors in the Classical and Modern Languages department should use the Pre-Approval Course Forms below when planning substitutions.
Our Study Abroad Office can assist you in getting an estimate of your program expenses, but we also encourage you to have a conversation with the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall in order to get a clear understanding of how your financial aid and scholarships will apply to those study abroad costs. This can help you to develop a budget for both your Truman Bill and your out-of-pocket expenses for study abroad.
- All students who want their Truman Scholarships to apply to their Study Abroad charges must complete and return a Study Abroad Scholarship Renewal Form.
- All students who want FAFSA Grants and Loans or the Cultural Loan to apply to their Study Abroad charges must complete and return a Study Abroad Funding Sheet.
- Students receiving the Pershing Scholarship to Study Abroad must complete this form.
- Students applying for the Cultural Loan must complete the full loan application found here.
Center for International Education Abroad
Truman State University
100 East Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501