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Center for Global Education
Center for Global Education

How to Apply to Study Abroad

Cliffs of Moher, FA17

The CGE is very excited to announce that our new online application system is up and running! This system, Terra Dotta, will now house our online applications, as well as a program search function and brochure pages for the various programs on our List of Approved Programs. Please check how you will apply to your program based on your specific type of program (see Application Instructions By Program Type below) and don't forget to read through our step-by-step online application instructions webpage (listed under Important Links below) to get acquainted with the system and begin your first online application.

Important Links

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 (application typically due on February 1 for the following fall semester) - You will complete an online Butler Semester in Spain application in our online application system.
  • Faculty-Led GALA (application typically due at the beginning of April for the following spring semester) - You will complete an online GALA application in our online application system.
  • ISEP Exchange (internal application deadline of February 8 for the following fall semester and August 25 for the following spring semester) – complete your application through the ISEP website. Once you are placed into your program, you will create a secondary “application” (profile, really) on our online application system for the program in which you have been placed. All pre-decision materials must be completed in our online application system by April 1 for the following fall semester and November 1 for the following spring semester. All post-decision materials must be completed in our online application system by April 10 for the following fall semester and November 10 for the following spring semester.
  • Butler University Exchange (application deadline February 15 for the following fall semester and September 15 for the following spring semester) – You will complete an online Butler University Exchange application in our online application system.
  • 3rd Party Provider Programs (i.e. IFSA-Butler, IES Abroad, Spanish Studies Abroad, etc. Application deadlines vary, so please refer to specific providers and programs for their deadlines.) – complete your application through the provider by their deadline. Once you are accepted into your program, you will create a secondary “application” (profile, really) on our online application system for the program into which you have been accepted. All pre-decision materials must be completed in our online application system by April 1 for the following fall semester and November 1 for the following spring semester. All post-decision materials must be completed in our online application system by April 10 for the following fall semester and November 10 for the following spring semester.
SUMMER
  • Faculty-Led Summer Programs (application deadlines vary, so please refer to specific programs) - You will complete an online, program-specific application in our online application system.
  • 3rd Party Provider Summer Program (i.e. IFSA-Butler, IES Abroad, Spanish Studies Abroad, etc. Application deadlines vary, so please refer to specific providers and programs for their deadlines.) – complete your application through the provider by their deadline. Once you are accepted into your program, you will create a secondary “application” (profile, really) on our online application system. You'll "apply" for the 3rd Party Provider Summer Program. All pre-decision materials must be completed in our online application system by April 1 for the following summer term. All post-decision materials must be completed in our online application system by April 10 for the following summer term.

**All secondary "applications" (for ISEP and our 3rd Party Provider partners) have two deadlines per semester.**

Application Help

Are you having trouble with either your outside application or your online application for the CGE? First, check to see if your question has been answered before in our Online Application System FAQs. If the answer isn't there, let us know! We're more than happy to help. Study Abroad Advisor Calie Florek can answer your questions or direct you to someone who can.