Timeline + Process

Advanced planning is key to a successful semester or year studying away and students are strongly encouraged to start having the conversations with their academic advisor and professors early in their college career.

Trinity Students

Trinity College requires that students interested in studying away have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and be in good academic and social standing at the college.  All eligible students who meet these requirements will automatically be enrolled in a Study Away "course", not for credit, in the Moodle system.  For those students who are interested in possibly studying away, this  will walk them through the steps required which include watching a video on the study away process at Trinity, meeting with an advisor, completing a Request to Study Away and then submitting​ a program-specific application.

The Request to Study Away is an on-line application for students to obtain approval from the College to study away in general and a link to it is in the Moodle presentation.  At this time, students are asked for their first choice program and also the semester and year they would like to study away.  Based on this information, they are assigned to an advisor in the Office of Study Away who will work with the student through the application process and will continue to be a resource while the student is abroad and also when they return to campus.

The Request to Study Away is not a program application so after the Request is approved, students must then apply to the specific program they are interested in.  Each individual study away program has their own requirements and application deadline so students must be aware of this to ensure that they meet the program requirements and submit their application in plenty of time.  Applications to Trinity programs are available on this website, on the respective program pages.  Students applying to Approved External programs should go to the program website for application information.

Important dates

October 1 - Spring application deadline for Trinity programs.  Application deadlines for Approved External programs will vary so students should check directly with their program.

October 28 - Deadline to withdraw from study away for spring without a penalty

December 20 - Deadline to submit a Request to Study Away for the fall 2018  semester or  2018-2019 academic year.

March 15 - Fall application deadline for Trinity programs and  Approved External Programs. 

 March 15 - Deadline to submit a Request to Study Away for summer programs.

April 20 - Deadline to withdraw from study away for the following fall or full year

May 15Deadline to submit a Request to Study Away for the fall 2018  semester ​

Visiting Students

Trinity College welcomes students from other institutions on our study away programs in Barcelona, New York City, Paris, Rome, Trinidad and Vienna.  Visiting students must obtain the necessary approvals from their home institution and faculty before applying to one of the Trinity programs.  Once they have the necessary approval from their school, they can apply directly to the program they are interested in and the on-line applications and deadlines can be found on this website, on the respective program page.  Visiting students do not complete the Request to Study Away that is referenced above. ​​​