Short Term Study Abroad: How to Apply

Steps to Apply

  • 1Review the program's webpage and speak with the faculty program leader to get important details such as the out-of-pocket expenses, travel dates, and course information.
  • 2Schedule a meeting with a SAGE Advisor to discuss eligibility and financial aid. 
  • 3Complete an online application by visiting the program webpage . Please use Google Chrome as your web browser when filling out the application.
  • 4The SAGE Office verifies your program and scholarship eligibility, processes your application, and sends an eligibility letter.
  • 5Pay the $250 application fee at the Business Office. Acceptance into the program is on a first-come basis based on the date the payment for the application fee is received.  Students are advised to obtain a receipt of payment.
  • 6Receive an official acceptance letter from the SAGE Office.
  • 7Attend a mandatory orientation.  Passports are due on or before the orientation.
  • 8Pay the program deposit at the Business Office.
  • 9The SAGE Office enrolls you in the study abroad course. If you are eligible for a scholarship, those funds will be applied to your Atlas account after the deposit deadline and course enrollment.
  • 10Pay the final program payment online through your Atlas account.

Contact us

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 4:30pm (Virtual appointments only)
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Please note that the application fee is non-refundable unless (1) you are not accepted into a program or (2) the program is cancelled for low enrollment. Do no apply unless you are sure that you are going to to enroll in the program.

Short-Term Programs 

Short-term programs are led by Valencia College faculty members and are 1 to 2 weeks long. They are held during spring or summer terms.  Additional details can be found on the SAGE FAQ Page.

In addition to the credit course/s listed, program leaders may make available other program options such as global learning internships or international service learning projects. These offerings are at the discretion of the faculty program leaders.  Please contact the SAGE Office for more information.


Important Information

Program Eligibility

  • Be 18-years-old by time of travel.
  • Have an Institutional GPA of 2.5 at time of application.
    If this is your first semester at Valencia College, the SAGE Office will accept a 2.5 transfer or high school GPA.
    If this is your first semester at Valencia College and you do not have a transfer or high school GPA, the SAGE Office will accept PERT Scores.
  • Meet course requirements, including prerequisites. Please check the program's page.
  • Have no disciplinary or academic holds

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be a degree-seeking student at Valencia College (you can get a scholarship after graduation as long as the program runs by the following semester so, for example, students who graduate in the fall can get a scholarship for the spring term but not the summer)
  • Have completed 12 college level credits by time of travel
  • Have not received a study abroad scholarship within the current academic year
  • Have completed at least one semester with Valencia College within the last year
  • Hold a minimum Institutional GPA of 2.5 at time of application
  • Attend the mandatory SAGE orientation session and all meetings with your program leader
  • Obtain a grade of C or better in the study abroad course

Non-U.S. Passport Holders

  • Before you apply, verify if you need a visa (it is usually a tourist visa that you will need) and what the requirements are at
  • Contact the program country embassy to confirm the requirements
  • You can only get conditional acceptance into a program. A place may be held for you up to the program payment deadline, but you must secure the visa before we can enroll you.
  • Please note that not all visas are approved and you will have to do this at your own expense and risk
  • If you are at Valencia College on an F or J visa, you must meet with an international advisor to see if there are any travel restrictions on your visa

Dual Enrollment Students

  • As current Dual Enrollment students are not eligible to participate in study abroad programs, you must be declared a degree-seeking student by the time your study abroad courses begin.
  • You must be 18-years-old at the time of trip departure.