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Welcome to the study abroad application for semester and year programs at Juniata College. The on-line application form may be just one part of the application process. All semester and year programs require recommendations. See below for full details. The deadline to apply for semester and year programs is December 5th. 

Have two programs in mind: a first choice and a second choice. Apply through Terra Dotta to your first choice. Write your essay focused on the first choice while incorporating a paragraph on "if I don't get my first choice, my second choice would be good because..."

Recommendations

There may be  three (possibly four) recommendation forms which are a required part of your application for study abroad.
  1. POE Advisor
  2. General Advisor or Other Academic Advisor (if you do not have a general advisor)
  3. General Recommendation – this recommendation can come from a person of your choice that can evaluate your preparedness for an intensive, immersive, international experience. You can ask another faculty member, supervisor, coach, pastor/Imam/Rabbi, etc. The recommender does not have to be part of the Juniata community (can be a summer internship supervisor, or your high school soccer coach, for example). The recommender CANNOT be a personal friend or family member.
  4. Language Reference – ONLY if you are applying to a program at which the language of instruction is not English. As you complete your online application, there will be a section where you will add the contact information for your recommenders. Once you submit your application, the application system will send an email containing the electronic recommendation form to each of the recommenders at the email address that you provide. It is imperative that you type in the correct email. The email will contain all of the instructions for the recommender on how they can correctly fill out the electronic form.

Early in the process (not after you have submitted your application) you should ask your recommenders if they are willing to write a recommendation for you.  It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommenders to see if the email sent from StudyAbroad@juniata.edu was received. Applicants missing recommendations are considered to have incomplete applications and could be considered ineligible to study abroad. It is your responsibility to provide a copy of your essay to your recommender on a timely basis if your recommender requires it. 

If you have any questions about your application, contact the study abroad advisor (studyabroad@juniata.edu).