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           STUDY ABROAD Guidelines

The Application - Howard Course approval, must be typed and submitted with copies of the Online application and all supporting documents to Betty J. Aikens, Director, Study Abroad Office at the Ralph J. Bunche Center, on or before September 25 for Spring Semester, and March 10 for Fall Semester.

  • One – year residency at Howard University


  • Sophomore or Junior standing required at the time of application
  • A minimum cumulative GPA  of 3.0 is required for participation in all study abroad programs at the time of application
  • Recent Passport size (2”x 2”) photograph required for all programs.    Digital download will not be accepted
  • An official transcript.  You must request and pay for the transcript from the Office of Enrollment Management,  which must be forwarded or hand delivered in a sealed envelope to the Ralph J. Bunche International  Affairs Center, 2218 Sixth Street
  • Completed course approval form for study abroad must be submitted along with the completed International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS),  Institute for the International Education of  Students (IES), Denmark’s International Study Program (DIS), Oxford Study Abroad Program (OSAP), or Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), application
  • All course work must be taken on a “for credit” basis.  Courses should   not be taken as “audit” or “pass-fail.”


All grades and  credit hours will be calculated into the student's Howard University cumulative GPA and recorded on the Howard University transcript.


Course Approval Form and all supporting documents must be submitted directly to:

Betty J. Aikens, M.Ed
Second Floor, Study Abroad Office
Director, Study Abroad
Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
2218 Sixth Street, N.W. (2nd Floor)