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How to Apply


To begin the process of applying to study away, there are a few steps students will need to complete first in person.

Step 1: Attend an Information Meeting

At these meetings we will discuss different program options, requirements, steps, and deadlines. We hold these various times each week and you can stop by the Global Engagement Office in International Hall 107 or call our front desk at (707) 664-2582 to sign-up. Advanced sign-up is required!

Virtual Information Meetings are now available as the campus is operating remotely. For more information on Virtual Study Away Information Meetings and how to participate, visit our Information Meetings webpage

*Non-SSU Students: If you are a non-SSU student interested in participating in a Summer Faculty-Led program, please email to complete this step. 

Step 2: One-on-one Appointment with Advisor

Once you have attended an Information Meeting and considered your options, you will meet with an advisor to identify the best program for you and your academic goals, discuss requirements, and create an application timeline.

Step 3: Application Approval

The study abroad advisor will review your application online to make sure it is ready for submission, and then email you with feedback. This is also an opportunity to double check important program information.

Step 4: Submit your application!

Along the way you will get assistance from the study away advisor, as well as the GEO Student Ambassadors. Most study away programs require faculty recommendations. All of these requirements and more are discussed at the meetings above.

Create an Account

To be able to apply to a study away program, you need to have an account on our site:
  1. In the Create Account section, fill in your information, choose a password and press the button to create your account.

  2. You will then need to complete\r\n your student profile and you will be ready to apply to a study abroad program.

Find a Study Away Program

You can find study away programs through the interactive world map:

  1. In the Programs section, you will be able to see on the map which world regions have study away programs available for Sonoma State University students.

  2. By selecting a world region, the map zooms in and shows the different countries in that region where there are available study abroad programs.

  3. You can select a country either from the list on the left or by clicking on it on the map.

  4. Selecting a country will take you to that country's description page, where you can find information about the country and the available study abroad programs on the bottom of the page.

  5. Clicking on a specific program will take you to a program's description page where you can learn more about the study abroad program.

Apply to a Study Away Program

If you would like to apply to a study away program, you need to be logged in to your account. You can then apply as follows:

  1. Go to the interactive world map and find the country description page where the program you are interested in is.

  2. Click the apply link next to the program name. This will notify our office that you are applying to the selected study abroad program.

Sonoma State University Study Abroad Programs: For our in-house programs you can apply from within your account.

To apply to CSU IP: You will need to create an account and apply on the CSU IP website at You DO NOT need to create an account or apply on this website. 

To apply to NSE: You will need to create an account and apply on the NSE website at You DO NOT need to create an account or apply on this website. 

To apply to NSE Study Abroad: You will need to create an account and apply on the NSE website at You DO NOT need to create an account or apply on this website. You will ALSO need to create an account and apply on the providers website (USAC or KEI).

External Provider Study Abroad Programs: For external provider programs, you will need to click on the program name and go to the external provider's website, where you will follow their instructions on how to apply to their program. You will need to do this as well as apply on our site for NSE Study Abroad programs.

As your status changes during the admission and enrollment process, you should update it by logging into your account on our site and making the necessary changes in the My Applications section so that we are up-to-date on your study abroad status.

Sonoma State University Global Engagement Office