To be eligible for a semester off campus you must complete the three-part application process listed below, which consists of Dordt internal approval, an application to the program you hope to attend, and a pre-departure process after you have been accepted.
STEP 1: INTERNAL APPROVAL
Deadline: December 1 for Fall programs, April 1 for Spring programs
The internal approval process determines your academic, behavioral, and financial eligibility for an off-campus semester program. Contact Rebecca Tervo from the Global Education office to begin the internal approval process.
STEP 2: PROGRAM APPLICATION
You can find the application materials for SPICE online. For all other programs, you should access the application information on the corresponding program website, paying close attention to deadlines and requirements.
STEP 3: PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Once you have been accepted to an off-campus program, you should begin to make preparations for going abroad. If your program is outside of the United States, you should obtain a passport immediately. You will also need to complete a number of forms, make an appointment for a pre-travel health consultation, and address housing needs for the upcoming year.