Application Process

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Study Abroad Programs 

Normally, admissions to our study abroad programs is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are required to apply online. Please visit your specific program's web page and click on the "apply" link, which will take you directly to the application. To be guaranteed a place, we recommend applying by mid-February.*

Note: Applying early is recommended to ensure a place in the program. Applications for summer programs typically open in October.

Field Schools and Internships 

The application process for our field schools and internships are competitive, and it is important that students adhere to the stated deadlines. Applications are submitted either online or via paper submission. Check the Field School and Global Internships & Practicum Programs pages for specific information about how to apply to each program.*

*If you are not currently an ASU student, you must first apply to be admitted to ASU as a nondegree seeking student for the summer only. For course registration and risk management purposes, students must be admitted ASU students during their program dates. The admissions process varies depending on whether you are an undergraduate student or will be a graduate student at the time of your participation in the summer program, and there is an admission fee (the fees vary based on application type, please see the links below for more details):

      1. Undergraduate students need to apply to ASU Undergraduate Admissions. The online summer application will be available starting on January 1. If you are seriously interested in attending the program and concerned about reserving a space, please contact, and we will work with you to make sure a space is set aside for you until January.
      2. Graduate students or those who will have an undergraduate degree posted by the time their program starts, should apply to the ASU Graduate College. (There are restrictions to nondegree graduate status.) The online summer application will be available starting September 1 of the year prior to your program’s summer term.
      3. International students not from ASU and not living or studying in the United States are welcome to participate in our programs; however, it is your responsibility to see what visa requirements the destination country has for your home country. You still need to apply to ASU as a non-degree ASU student (see above). If you have questions, please contact the academic program coordinator. This generally works best if you are not planning to enter the U.S. but rather go straight from your home country to the country in which the program is being held and meet the group there.

In all cases, you are applying as a non-degree seeking student for the summer term in which your program will run. When prompted to declare which academic unit & college you will be affiliated with on your program, please indicate: School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Tempe Campus. Please be sure to enroll as an “on campus” student and not an “online” one.

Once you have been admitted to ASU (this usually takes less than 24 hours), you will receive an 'ASURITE' login that will allow you to then apply to your program. You will be responsible for making arrangements if you wish to transfer that credit to your home institution, and it is possible to request official transcripts via your myASU account.

You will always be able to access your application by going to the Study Abroad Office website and clicking the ASUrite login key at the top right corner of the page. Once inside, click the link with the program country and title to access your information.

Once you have completed your initial application, you will be required to go back in and electronically sign forms, upload forms or receive information during the process.

Note: Be sure to consult the detailed information on applying to an ASU study abroad program available on the ASU Study Abroad Office website.