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Important Note on COVID-19 and Study Abroad:

In light of continued concerns over student health and safety, persistent travel restrictions, and countries' evolving entry requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international student travel for academic credit (study abroad) for summer 2021 has been suspended. A phased restart of study abroad programming will be announced by CUNY with the approval of New York State as soon as conditions permit. Applications for January 2022 will be open in October 2021.

For further information and the latest updates, please visit our homepage.

We are continuing to advise students online! If you'd like to speak with an advisor about studying abroad, you can make an appointment here.


Application Overview and Submission:

All application materials and deposit must be submitted by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Summer programs: Applications are due by mid-March.  Winter programs: Applications are due by mid-October.  Please check program descriptions for exact deadlines!

Please review our general eligibility requirements:

  • Note that applicants to the Bahamas (Summer) program must have a minimum 2.7 GPA at the time of application. All other short term programs require a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application.
  • Some programs have additional course prerequisites or requirements. You will find any prerequisites/requirements listed on the individual program description page.

Step 1: Submit the Online Application Form. Have the following documents prepared to upload with your online application:

  • Personal statement (250-500 words) describing: How will study abroad contribute to your academic or professional goals and how will you engage with the local community abroad?
  • A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial for CUNY students and pulled from CUNYFIRST as long as your name is printed on it).
  • Scan of the photo page of your passport. We require a copy of your valid passport before you go abroad. If you are in the process of applying for or renewing your passport, you may submit the Online Application Form without this; however, you must be prepared to email a scan of your new passport as soon as you receive it. All students MUST have a valid passport by their program's orientation session.

Note: Applicants to the following programs: Bahamas (Summer), Madagascar (Summer), Thailand (Winter), Uganda (Winter) must also have a faculty member who has worked with or taught them within the past two years complete and return a recommendation form to the Education Abroad Office by email.
Faculty Recommendation Form (PDF) OR Faculty Recommendation Form (Word)

All accepted students are required to submit the following documents* by their program's orientation session:

1. Health Information Questionnaire and Physician Statement
2.CUNY Waiver and Release Agreement
3.GDPR Acknowledgement and Consent Form (for programs in the EU only)
4. A photocopy of your valid passport.
Students will receive the document links and instructions for submission with your acceptance email, but  may get started on the Health Information Questionnaire and Physician Statement immediately as it may take time to get an appointment with a physician.
*Students participating in programs not led by Hunter faculty will also be required to submit their Course Approval Form by the orientation date or earlier if required.

Some programs will require visas for U.S. and non U.S. citizens. If you do not have a passport from the United States, it is your responsibility to check with the consulate of the country to which you will be traveling to find out about any visa requirements and application procedures. The Office of Education Abroad can provide you with a letter to include with your visa application; however, we cannot guarantee that we can produce this on the day that you request it. It is your responsibility to notify us of your Consulate appointment 10 business days prior so we can prepare your letter.  

Step 2: After submitting your online application,  you will receive an email with 5-7 business days regarding your acceptance and the Office of Education Abroad will reach out to you about submitting your program deposit.


Program Deposits:

Each Application must be accompanied by a $350 Money Order or Certified Check, which will be applied to the program fee.  D

Make your money order or certified check out to HUNTER COLLEGE. In the memo line, please write your first and last name and the name of the program to which you are applying.

If you withdraw from the program prior to the application deadline, you will be refunded your deposit, minus $50, which will be kept as the application fee. If you withdraw from the program after the application deadline, the deposit is not refundable.

  • Program Fee: Before the starting date of the program, students will be financially responsible for any non-recoverable costs associated with the program fee at the time of withdrawal. Non- recoverable costs are financial commitments (such as housing deposits, field trip pre- payments, etc.) made on behalf of students. These costs vary by program and typically increase closer to the departure date. After the starting date of the program, the student will be financially responsible for the entire program fee. There will be no refunds for late arrivals or early departures.
  • Deposits are nonrefundable after the program application deadline; should a student withdraw from a program for any reason after this deadline, the deposit will be lost. Also note that paying the program deposit authorizes the provider (whether Hunter or a third party) to incur expenses on the student's behalf; should a student withdraw from a program for any reason after paying the deposit, he or she will be responsible for any non-recoverable expenses. These expenses can include (but are not limited to) airfare, housing fees, and partial or full tuition.


Withdrawal from Program:

Notification of withdrawal must be made in writing (email) to the Education Abroad Office before the withdrawal will be officially recognized. Otherwise, students will be responsible for all program fees. The date on which the written notification is received is the date by which the financial calculation will be determined. If a balance is due to the Education Abroad Office or the Office of the Bursar at the time of withdrawal, that amount must be paid in a timely manner.


Short term programs require a minimum number of students to run.

If you receive financial aid and/or scholarships at Hunter, it is your responsibility to speak with a financial aid advisor and/or your scholarship provider to discuss how your study abroad may affect your financial aid/scholarships.

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Office of Education Abroad, Room E1447
(212) 772-4983 | email us
695 Park Ave
NY, NY 10065