Academic Year, Semester, and Summer Abroad

Education Abroad Roadmap

The Education Abroad Roadmap is designed to guide you through the process of researching programs to help you identify the program of best fit. Our goal is to ensure that you have a successful term abroad, academically and personally. 

Education Abroad Roadmap

Education Abroad at a Glance

  • 100+ programs
  • 40+ countries
  • Over 60% of each graduating class has studied abroad
  • Over 35% of students participate in academic year, semester, or summer program

Please carefully review the process outlined below and visit the individual pages for more information.

Explore  |  Apply  |  Decide  |  Prepare  |  Experience  |  Return

As you begin to research education abroad programs, we encourage you to consider various methods and sources of information. You may choose to complete as many of the following as you would like: 

  • Visit education abroad brochures and website content
  • Review information about academic planning, financial planning and education abroad policies
  • Attend an info session (highly recommended)
  • Talk to an Education Abroad Peer Advisor or returnee
  • Make an appointment with an education abroad advisor
  • Email an education abroad advisor
  • Contact program-specific staff/advisor

Learn more about the Explore phase.

Once you have identified a program that best fits your goals and interests, you can open an application. Follow each step below to apply for education abroad.

  • Open your Education Abroad Application
  • Submit the Babson application by either the priority or the final deadline
    • Note that some programs are only available for application by the priority deadline
  • Open and submit your external program application

Learn more about the Apply phase.

After you have submitted your application, you will:

  • Receive your decision from Babson
  • Receive your decision from the external program 
  • Commit to education abroad

Learn more about the Decide phase.

Preparation for your term abroad includes:

  • Completing pre-departure online content and attending a session
  • Preparing your travel documents (apply for a visa, if applicable)
  • Planning academically
  • Planning financially

Learn more about the Prepare phase.

During your term abroad, the Babson Education Abroad team and the Babson community are here to support you. While abroad you will:

  • Have access to resources at Babson 
  • Reflect and share your experience
  • Experience new academic content

Learn more about the Experience phase.

Upon completion of your term abroad, you will have the opportunity to “unpack” your experience and consider how you will carry it forward, personally and professionally. You may:

Learn more about the Return phase.