Off-Campus Study Planning Timeline


Ongoing Make sure that you have a passport valid through at least January 2024

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Before October 2022 Off-Campus Study Information Session
Sept, Oct, Nov. Study Abroad Virtual Q&A Session – check our calendar for dates.
September 28th 2022 Study Abroad Fair 10 AM – 1 PM Commons
September -February Individual Advising Sessions with CGE advising staff. Make an appointment on BatesReach.
By Mid-January Declare Major; obtain major department chair/advisor signature on Registration Form.
February 9, 2023 Bates Off-Campus Study Registration due by 11:59 PM EST
Mid-February- Mid-March Apply for Fall or Year programs (Pay attention to specific program application deadlines)
Please ignore program/school deadlines, we advise early applications for many reasons.
April / May Pre-departure information sessions for Fall and Year students
By May 1, 2023 Financial Aid students renew financial aid applications.
Late June 2023 Students studying off-campus for Fall 2023 and 2023-2024 academic year (one program) receive financial aid letter.  (Financial aid disbursed by early September)
Summer 2023 Fall/Year students apply for visas (if applicable).  Visa process details.
Early September 2023 Financial Aid disbursed for Fall and Year students
May – September 1,  2023 Apply for Winter 2024 programs (Pay attention to specific program application deadlines)
September – December 2023 Winter students apply for visa (if applicable).  Visa process details.
November 2023 Winter students receive financial aid letter (Financial aid disbursed by early January)
Early December 2023 Pre-departure information sessions for Winter students
Early January 2024 Financial Aid disbursed for Winter students