How to Apply to Study Abroad

The CGE’s online application system houses a program search function, brochure pages for the various programs on our List of Approved Programs, and, of course, our program applications. Please check how you will apply to your program based on the Application Instructions By Program Type listed below.
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Application Instructions By Program Type

Check out how to start your application(s) for our different types of programs.

Semester
  • Faculty-Led Butler Semester in Spain – Click Apply Now on the Butler Semester in Spain (Alcala) program page.
    • Deadline: February 1
  • ISEP Exchange – complete your application through the ISEP website. While you’re working on your ISEP application, you must also complete a program-specific secondary application (registration, really) with the CGE. If you’re applying to multiple programs, please only apply in the CGE’s online application system for your top-choice program (if your program changes, you can contact the CGE to have your application switched into whatever program you’re going on).
    • Fall Deadline
        • ISEP Application Deadline: February 22 (one week before ISEP’s official deadline)
        • CGE Secondary Application: March 1
    • Spring Deadline:
        • ISEP Application Deadline: September 8 (one week before ISEP’s official deadline)
        • CGE Secondary Application: September 15
  • Butler University Exchange Complete an online BU Exchange application in the CGE’s online application system.
    • Fall Deadline: February 15
    • Spring Deadline: September 15
  • 3rd Party Provider Programs Complete your application through the provider (i.e. IFSA, IES Abroad, Spanish Studies Abroad, CEA, etc.) by their deadline. While you’re working on your provider application, you must also complete a program-specific secondary application (registration, really) with the CGE (even if you haven’t been accepted to your provider program yet!). If you’re applying to multiple programs, please only apply in the CGE’s online application system for your top-choice program (if your program changes, you can contact the CGE to have your application switched into whatever program you’re going on).
    • Fall Deadline
        • Provider-Specific Application: Varies!
        • CGE Secondary Application: March 15
    • Spring Deadline
        • Provider-Specific Application: Varies!
        • CGE Secondary Application: October 15

Summer

  • Faculty-Led Summer Programs Complete an online, program-specific application in the CGE’s online application system.
    • Summer Deadline: Varies!
  • 3rd Party Provider Summer Program – Complete your application through the provider (i.e. IFSA, IES Abroad, Spanish Studies Abroad, CEA, etc.) by their deadline. While you’re working on your provider application, you must also complete a secondary application with the CGE for the 3rd Party Provider Summer Program. If you’re applying to multiple programs, please list your top-choice program in the Non-List Program Questionnaire. (If your program changes, contact the CGE). All pre-decision materials must be completed in our online application system by March 15. All post-decision materials must be completed in our online application system by April 10.
    • Summer Deadline
        • Provider-Specific Application: Varies!
        • CGE Secondary Application: March 15

Application Help

Are you having trouble with either your outside application or your online application for the CGE? Email Associate Director for Study Abroad Calie Dickey for help.