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  1. ATTEND the HWSabroad Information Session, offered once a semester, usually in September and February.
  2. EXPLORE global.hws.edu to search online brochure pages for programs that are a good academic fit. READ all the info.
  3. Need guidance? ATTEND an optional “Extended Small Group Advising” meeting (SIGN UP HERE) OR a “Mini-Advising” meeting (SIGN UP HERE).
  4. COMPLETE the online application*, WRITE a strong essay, GET YOUR APPLICATION E-SIGNED by your adviser, and SUBMIT all components of the application online by the deadline.

*Select the “Apply” button on the online program brochure page to create an account and begin your application. Note that the “Apply” button will not become active on the page until shortly after each semester’s HWSabroad information session.

NOTE: If you are interested in a non-HWS program, you must meet with Amy Teel as a first step.

Helpful Resources

This video explains how to search for an apply to programs on our new online application system.



How to search for and apply to programs (PDF)