Study Away Program Petitions can be submitted for programs NOT on the Trinity College Approved List.

Spring 2025 deadline extended to April 19th

Study Away Petition Process and Rules:

  • Petitions are submitted as part of the OSA Study Away application process.
  • Petitions are required for semester study away only.
  • Submitting a petition does not guarantee approval.
  • Students should review the Trinity College International Travel Policy before submitting a petition. If the program country is at a US State Department Travel Advisory Level 3, you will be asked to submit a separate request for an exception to the policy. If the country is at a Travel Advisory Level 4, Trinity does not allow for exceptions and the petition will not be accepted.
  • The OSA and the Dean of Faculty Office will review the petition for final consideration.
  • For Program petitions the Office of Study Away will complete an in-depth review of the program to ensure it meets Trinity College’s requirements, including student support, academic accreditation, housing, medical/safety support, etc.
  • The Trinity College Curriculum Committee will be consulted as needed.
  • Study Away petitions can take several weeks to review and process. We recommend students submit a petition as early as possible and no later than the petition deadlines.
    • Fall/Academic Year Study Away: January 1
    • Spring Study Away: April 1
  • Students may need to apply to the petitioned program before receiving official approval from Trinity College. Applying to the program does not indicate approval from Trinity and Trinity will not reimburse you for any deposits if the program is not approved.
  • Students are responsible for applying directly to their program if the petition is approved.
  • Trinity College reserves the right to revoke approvals if necessary.
  • Denied petitions are final.

How to submit a Study Away Petition:

  • See the Semester Study Away Process website to review study away the process and eligibility.
  • Students must submit the External Program Request to Study Away for the term they are interested in studying away and the Study Away Program Petition form.
  • In the External Program Request to Study Away students will be asked if their program is an Approved External Program. Select “No” and the petition form will generate.
  • Students must download and complete the petition form then upload it to their External Program Request to Study Away.

Students should review the Semester Study Away Financial Planning website to learn about the Home School Tuition Policy and Financial Aid.


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Office of Study Away 66 Vernon Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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