All students planning to study abroad must complete the entire application process through the Study Abroad Office. For complete information on what the application process entails please see your Study Abroad Advisor. Please follow these other important pre-departure steps.


  • You must complete your first two semesters of university to participate in an overseas program.
  • You must have a GPA of a 2.75 or higher to go abroad, specific GPA requirements vary by program. Check with your program for more details.
  • Students on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension are not eligible for study abroad.

For general information on Marshall’s study abroad process, please view our Study Abroad 101 presentation.

Arrange to speak with your academic advisor to find out how study abroad fits into your academic program at Marshall.

Make an appointment to meet with your Study Abroad Advisor by submitting the online request form or stop by the office, Old Main 320, office hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday thru Friday and by appointment.

It is also highly recommended that you meet with someone in the Financial Aid Office to discuss how your aid can be transferred to your overseas program and so you can plan to search for scholarships well in advanced.

If you do not have your passport, you should apply for it well in advanced. It can take 6 to 8 weeks to receive your passport. For more information and an application you can go to the website here. You can also stop by Old Main 320 for an application. Applications can be submitted to any US Post Office.

Application deadlines vary by program so it is important for you to check with your program and know your deadline. It is your responsibility to get it in on time. It is YOUR responsibility to get it in on time. In most instances applications are accepted after deadlines provided space is still available.

Application Materials:

Study Abroad Application

*Please note that in addition to the Study Abroad Office’s application you will need to complete an application for your program as well.