IFSA-Butler Application Checklist

All OSU students are required to complete the OSU Online Study Abroad Application. By completing this online application, a non-refundable, $50 application fee will be charged to your OSU student account.


OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

Application Fee: 

All study abroad and internship applicants are required to pay an application fee. See the Application Fee page for details.


Order an official transcript to be sent to your study abroad advisor or program coordinator by the application deadline. Your program may require an additional official transcript if you are enrolling at a university abroad.

Order one transcript from each institution you have attended and have earned 15 credits or more.

OSU official transcripts can be ordered through the OSU Online Services student account or through the Office of the Registrar.

Program Provider Application: 

1. Review IFSA-Butler Application Requirements.

2. Apply online to IFSA-Butler. Provide a copy to your study abroad advisor.

3. Meet with your study abroad advisor. Bring a copy of your IFSA-Butler Application, the IFSA-Butler undergraduate program approval form, OSU transcript, and a budget estimate. Your advisor can complete the undergraduate program approval form once your OSU conduct check is cleared.

4. Provide all other application materials required by IFSA-Butler directly to them, including essays, references, and official transcripts.

5. IFSA-Butler will send you an acceptance notice upon your acceptance to the host university. Forward a copy of your acceptance e-mail to your study abroad advisor.


A passport valid for six months beyond your program is required. Apply for a passport immediately if you have not done so already. Visit travel.state.gov for an application.

Health Disclosure: 

All students are required to return this form. See the Health Disclosure Form page for details.

Academic Planning Form: 

All students are required to complete this form. See the Academic Planning Form page for details.

Attend General Orientation: 

All students are required to attend general pre-departure orientation. View orientation dates and registration.

Your program enrolls you in insurance for the duration of your participation. Review the insurance policy and carry additional claim forms and your insurance card with you abroad.

Contact your IFSA-Butler Program Coordinator for further details.

Travel Clinic: 

All students are encouraged to visit their primary care provider before going abroad. Information about immunizations and travel health can be obtained from the Travel Medicine Clinic at Student Health Services.

File FAFSA and apply for financial aid for the term(s) of your program. IDEA will submit a financial aid budget with your estimated cost of attendance to the Office of Financial Aid the term prior to your departure so that your aid award may be adjusted.

OSU students have received $500-$2,000 in scholarships from IFSA-Butler in the past. To learn more, visit the IFSA-Butler Scholarships page.

Use this form to estimate the total cost of your attendance on the program. Visit the Budget Worksheet page for details.

All study abroad students will need to register for general Overseas Studies credits using the OSU online registration system and a PIN from their academic advisor. IDEA will send students an e-mail from Education.Abroad@oregonstate.edu with the instructions and CRN, and students are responsible for registering for these credits for the term(s) they are abroad. You will not receive financial aid for the program unless you are registered. To be registered, your account must be free of any hold, and your OSU bill balance must be below $2,200.
Grades and Credits: 
This program earns resident credit at OSU. Each course you take must be assessed for how the credit will be applied to your degree program. Save all coursework and syllabi while you are abroad and work with your study abroad advisor to establish your course equivalencies when you return.

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