APPLICATION PROCESS - Outbound Students
Below you will find the steps needed to apply for Faculty-Led courses, and Mobility and Exchange programs. (Outbound Participants Only)
FACULTY LED COURSES
STEP 1: ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION or TRAVEL STUDY FAIR (neither are mandatory to attend)
Attend an information session hosted by the course related Faculty Leader. Seek advisement from your Department, Financial Aid Office, or Academic Mentor.
STEP 2: SELECT A COURSE
Once you have chosen a course select the "APPLY NOW" Button on the course page.You will be prompted to create a Travel Account if it is the first time applying to a course. To learn more about how to create a Travel Account click here.
STEP 3: TRAVEL NOMINATION & COURSE ENROLLMENT
Your application will be reviewed by the Travel and External Study Coordinator and Faculty Leaders. The following items may be considered by the Travel and External Study Coordinator, Faculty, and Departments: Submission Date; Personal Statement; Academic and Behavioral Standing with the College; Letter of Recommendation (if required).
Once nominated, you will receive a notification email with enrollment instructions, payment process procedures, and next steps to assist you with pre-departure planning.
Notification emails will be sent out approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of Registration. If accepted you will need to enroll in the course associated with your travel course with the Registration Office. Please note that not all travel study courses are associated with a course.
SEMESTER EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
STEP 1: MEET WITH YOUR DEPARTMENT
Students must meet with their advisor or Department Chair, or both, to determine which semester would be ideal to be away from the college.
STEP 2: APPLY
Once you have chosen a program select the "APPLY NOW" Button on the program page. You will be prompted to create a Travel Account if it is the first time applying to a program. To learn more about how to create a Travel Account click here.
STEP 3: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR EXCHANGE APPLICATION
In addition, students must provide one copy of the following items for each school applied to:
Detailed proposal of the work to be accomplished while abroad
Portfolio (10-15 slides of their work on CD/DVD or other format)
Faculty recommendation on Otis College letterhead
Current Otis College transcript
Portfolios should be labeled with student's name, title of the work, medium, and dimensions. We cannot guarantee the return of portfolios, so please make sure all included images are duplicates—not the originals.
STEP 4: TRAVEL NOMINATION & COURSE ENROLLMENT
Your application will be reviewed by the Host School and if nominated you will receive a notification email with course enrollment instructions, payment process procedures, and next steps to assist you with pre-departure planning.
Students who wish to study for a semester must:
Be current, degree-seeking, full-time students
Have a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA)
Be a junior
Have completed at least two semesters at Otis College
Otherwise meet the eligibility requirements of their specific program
Students need to be proficient in their media and independently motivated
Students with a disciplinary action or placed on probation in the year preceding the intended year of travel are ineligible to participate