Applying

Now that you have found your program, it’s time to start your application.

All students who wish to spend an academic year, semester, or summer abroad must first submit an application through the Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education. Once approved by Babson, you will then submit an application to the host institution or program for final acceptance. The following eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application process will help you prepare for this phase.

Eligibility Requirements

Academic year and semester applicants must:

  • Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative Babson grade point average (GPA) at the time of application
    • If your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, please make an appointment with an education abroad advisor to learn about the GPA appeal process.
  • Have successfully completed three semesters at Babson College by the time of student’s departure
    • For Gap students, the summer term counts as one of the three required semesters.
    • Transfer students must have completed two semesters at Babson College in addition to any credits they have transferred from previous institutions of higher education.
  • Meet program-specific requirements such as a higher GPA, language courses, or other area studies prerequisites

Summer applicants must:

  • Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative Babson grade point average (GPA) at the time of application
    • If your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, please make an appointment with an education abroad advisor to learn more about the GPA appeal process.
  • Have successfully completed two semesters at Babson College by the time of student’s departure
    • For Transfer students, applicants must have completed one semester at Babson College in addition to any credits they have transferred from previous institutions of higher education.
  • Meet program-specific requirements such as a higher GPA, language courses, or other area studies prerequisites

Additionally, the Office of Community Standards will review your disciplinary history during the application phase and again immediately prior to departure. Any relevant information is shared with our office. Certain disciplinary histories may delay or prohibit you from studying abroad. We encourage applicants to disclose any disciplinary history during the advising and application process as transparency is an important demonstration of maturity, honesty, and respect.

Babson Application Deadlines

September 20Spring Semester
December 15London School of Economics and Political Science
February 1Babson BRIC: The Cornerstones of the New Global Economy
February 20Academic Year
February 20Fall Semester
February 20Summer

Once accepted, you will have until October 15 (spring) or March 15 (academic year, summer, fall) to commit to your program. Once you have committed, you will be held to Babson’s education abroad cancellation policy.

Application Process

Your education abroad application will be submitted online through our portal and you will gain access once you have declared your program.

The Babson application consists of:

  1. Personal Reflection on Education Abroad
  2. Academic Proposal
  3. Résumé
  4. Faculty Recommendation(s)
  5. Signature Documents:
    • Program Housing Agreement
    • Statement of Agreement for Undergraduate Education Abroad
    • Statement of Agreement for Pre-Departure Orientation Attendance

Your education abroad advisor will further discuss the application process during your advising appointment and each section includes detailed instructions once you start the application.

Once approved by Babson, you will then submit an application to the host institution or program for final acceptance. Each program’s application process is unique and your advisor will guide you through the appropriate steps accordingly.