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LU Abroad - Program Process

LU Abroad
Program Process
Determine Eligibility
  • Students must meet specific requirements and deadlines to be eligible to participate in a LU Send Abroad program.
  • Students must have obtained 24 college credits prior to the semester they are planning to Study Abroad (these can be transfer or Liberty credits).
  • Students need to meet the specific GPA requirements of their selected program.
  • Students must complete the required Background Check within their LU Send application.
  • Students must be in good academic standing at the time of application and immediately prior to the LU Send Abroad program term.
  • Students on academic suspension or probation at the time of application or immediately prior to the LU Send Abroad program are not eligible to participate.
  • Students on disciplinary probation and/or who have a significant history of disciplinary problems may not be eligible to participate.
  • Students must be at least 18 years old to study abroad. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree seeking program at Liberty University (full or part-time).
  • Incoming transfer students must complete at least one semester (fall or spring, full or part-time) at Liberty University prior to participating in an LU Send Abroad program.
  • Students who wish to participate in a LU Send Abroad program who do not meet the stated criteria for that program must submit a petition to the LU Send Office asking permission to do so. The petition will be reviewed by the Faculty & Staff Committee on Education Abroad (FSCEA) for final approval. Please email for instructions.
  • Students are required to adhere to The Liberty Way - Student Honor Code. If we are informed of any breaches to the code of conduct, there may be ramifications when you return to campus.
LU Send Abroad Advising
  • Ready to Get Started?
  • Students are required to attend Advising sessions 101 & 201.
  • The Advising sessions will cover everything you need to know about the LU Send Abroad program.
Application Process
  Deadlines & Steps to begin your LU Send Application:
  • Program Selection Form (All students)
    • Spring - October 1st
    • Summer - March 15th
    • Fall - April 15th
  • Internship Agreement Form (Internship Specific)
  • Course Approval Form (Study Abroad Custom Program Specific)
  • Apply to your respective program:
    • Signature Program
    • Custom Program
    • Independent Internship
  • LU Send Pre-Decision Application Deadlines
    • Spring - October 30th
    • Summer - April 15th
    • Fall - May 15th
  • LU Send Post-Decision Application Deadlines
    • Spring - December 1st
    • Summer - May 15th
    • Fall - July 15th
NOTE: In order to begin your LU Send Application you are required to complete the Program Selection Form and apply to your specific organization (i.e. Living & Learning International, ISA, ELIC, etc.).

NOTE: Deadlines for your respective program and your LU Send Abroad application are different.
Application Review & Acceptance
  • Applications will be reviewed once students have completed and submitted the pre-approval portion of the LU Send Abroad Application.
  • A decision will be reached within 7-10 business days after submission.
  • Upon approval, students will receive an acceptance email including “Next Steps”.
  • The post-acceptance application includes important questionnaires, signature documents, material submissions and learning content to finalize your approval and preparation to go abroad.
  • This part of the application includes:
    • Passport Information,
    • Study Abroad Commitment Deposit
    • Medical Information
    • Flight Itinerary
    • Etc.
NOTE: Students will not have full clearance to go abroad until their application process is completed and submitted.
While Abroad
  • Students returning to Liberty University after their semester abroad should be aware of:
    • Course Registration Deadlines
    • Housing Registration Deadlines
    • Financial Check-in Deadlines
  • Students must update their LU Send Abroad application when traveling outside of their designated program location.
  • Students will need to continue to check their Liberty e-mail.
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