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Study Abroad


 Application Steps



(will adjust deadlines due to COVID)

Fall/Summer: March 15th
Spring/J-term: October 15th

Some programs and scholarships have earlier deadline dates so please give attention to details.

Pre-Departure Requirements

  • Make Appointment

    Make an Appointment with the Study Abroad Office through Tech Connect

    Find out which programs work best for you.

  • Fill Out Application

    Complete Study Abroad/Airfare Reimbursement Application (submit online)

    Apply for Passport- After you receive your passport, take a pic of the photo page and send it to the Study Abroad Office.

  • Recommendation

    Academic Recommendation Form (Make an appointment with one of your professors and request a recommendation from them. Then follow up with and email and this link)

  • Pick Out Classes 

    Make an appointment  with your advisor to go over classes that will work for your major.

    The Study Abroad Office will provide support in finding the classes being offered at the host school.  After you decide which classes will work and 1-2 alternate classes, then send the list to the Study Abroad Office.  An official form will be sent around electronically for signatures.

  • Consent

    Protection of Personal Data Consent-(only for students traveling to Europe)- Used for emergency purposes this form gives the Study Abroad Office consent to send emergency information to the host location via the Internet.

  • Register

    The Study Abroad Office staff will email you a permit so that you can register for the corresponding SA course. This course will allow you to remain a full-time Tennessee Tech student while you are abroad, process any tuition and fees that you may need to pay (depends on the program), and will help process your Financial Aid. If you have not received a permit, please contact us at 

  • Sign Up For STEP

    Sign Up For STEP Online- This registers you with the U.S. Embassy abroad for emergencies.  You must submit a confirmation of enrollment.  If you do not get an email verification, take a screenshot and send it to the Study Abroad Office.

  • Insurance

    Sign up for International Medical Insurance- Many of the Tennessee Tech programs have insurance included in the program fees, however, many of them do not.  If your program or host institution does not have insurance included, you will need to purchase International Medical Insurance.  This insurance must provide Medical Evacuation and Repatriation benefits along with regular medical coverage.  Please submit proof of coverage to the Study Abroad Office

  • Orientation
  • Submit Airline Ticket

    Submit complete Airfare ticket receipt which includes itinerary, price and method of payment.   For tips on purchasing a ticket, please see the Travel link.  If you meet the criteria for the Airfare Reimbursement Program and all of your paperwork is complete, the reimbursement normally takes approximately 3-4 weeks to process.
    Submit Direct Deposit Form (used only for depositing airfare reimbursement into your account)

All forms should be submitted to the Study Abroad Office in Derryberry Hall 434 or by email at

Re-Entry Requirements

AFTER returning to the U.S. - In order to complete your 10 hours of service in exchange for the Airfare Reimbursement you need to check out the Service Hours Options page to see what kinds of things you can do and how many hours each activity counts.  As you do the activities, you need to fill out the Study Abroad Service Hours Form. Once the form is completed, please turn it in to the Study Abroad Office or email it to

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