Semester Abroad Application Process
Academic Year 2023-2024
Academic Year 2023-2024
February 2 at 12:00pm
February 9 at 5:00pm
Application deadline for both fall and spring semesters:
February 24 at 11:59pm
Eligible applicants will be invited to an in-person interview.
February & March 2023
Applicants will receive decision notifications from the semester abroad program by:
Students will meet with the Global Education team to discuss the partner university and sign student contract.
March 28 - April 5
Students accept or decline their place in the offered study abroad program.
Program Fee of $1000 due to the Stern Bursar:
The deposit is applied to the student's tuition bill. Once students accept their place in the exchange program and pay the $1,000 tuition deposit, they are making a firm commitment to Stern and to the exchange school. Please note that if a student decides not to go abroad, they will forfeit the $1,000 deposit. No refunds are granted after the deposit deadline.
Students attend a pre-departure class and then depart for their semester abroad.
Many Stern resources are available to students while they travel internationally (see: Outbound Resources).
To enroll in a semester abroad program, all students must be in good academic and financial standing, have completed Stern Core requirements (except Professional Responsibility and Langone Core), and not have any Code of Conduct violations. If studying abroad and graduating in the Spring semester, students should enroll in Professional Responsibility in the Fall Semester before departure (limited availability in the Spring). Students are held to the same Code of Conduct and academic expectations abroad as they are on Stern's campus.
It is the responsibility of the student to know and fulfill all requirements for the MBA. Students should meet with an academic advisor to review and approve their study abroad course selections prior to enrollment in a study abroad program. Full-time students should speak with the Office of Career Development (OCD) to learn what semester is most appropriate for recruiting. Langone students should access the services of the Career Center for Working Professionals (CCWP).
By accepting a seat in the study abroad program, you commit to attending a half hour meeting with the Global Education team at Stern to review the program requirements and sign your contract, an hour long pre-departure class in the semester prior to your study abroad experience, and an hour-long mid-semester check-in (held virtually) during the semester of your study abroad program. You must also submit a one-page reflection after completion of your program. All of this is in addition to any requirements from your partner school.
Additional academic requirements may be required depending on site selection to meet credit exchange equivalencies.
If studying for a full-semester, full-time students must take the equivalent of at least 9 credits. Langone students may participate in a full-semester exchange and take a full credit load abroad, but this does not transfer them to the full-time program , and as such, their career services continue to be met by the Career Center for Working Professionals (CCWP).
Of the MBA degree 60-credit requirement, no more than 25% (15 credits) may be completed outside Stern's New York City campus. If more than 15 credits are completed abroad, the additional credits earned cannot be counted toward the degree.
Courses taken abroad count toward elective requirements. No language courses, neither in New York City nor abroad, may be counted toward the MBA degree.
Up to 6 credits of international study abroad electives with an international focus may be applied toward the Global Business specialization. For all other specializations, requirements must be completed at Stern.
If a student does not achieve a passing grade (grade "D") in courses taken abroad, they will not receive credit at Stern and must make up these credits through additional coursework.
Credits taken abroad are considered by Stern to be credit/no credit and do not count toward students' grade point averages.
Students must enroll in graduate-level, business related courses, and may not register for classes in which the material is similar to what has already been taken at Stern. Non-business courses are never approved for transfer credit.
Students must earn a passing grade ("D" or higher) in courses taken at our partner schools in order to earn credit at Stern. Please note that refunds are not permissible in the event of a failing grade. Final credit will be awarded once the official transcript is received from the partner school, which may be up to eight weeks after the exchange semester's completion.