How To Apply

Application Process

The UMAIE application process is described and the required documents are available here, on the UMAIE website. The priority application period is set by each UMAIE institution, check with your study abroad office for your institutions internal dates and deadlines. The final deadline to apply is October 1, 2018.

Student Agreement 2018

No application will be considered without the January Term Abroad Student Agreement, and a readable copy of your valid passport or a copy of your passport application showing your name as it will appear on your passport and your deposit of $500. If you have any questions, please contact your campus UMAIE Board Member.

Click the image at left to download the agreement in MSWord.


Selection Process for Applicants

Faculty Directors will review and screen each application to ensure all prerequisites are met, and that equal access is given to students from all consortium schools. Each applicant will be notified if they are:
1) accepted into the course;
2) on a waiting list;
3) not accepted into the course.

For applications received by the priority deadline (as determined by your study abroad office), the UMAIE secretariat will notify each participant. Applications received after the priority deadline will be sent to the faculty directors weekly and students will receive notification on a timely basis. Please be aware that if you are placed on a waiting list, your deposit check will still be cashed upon receipt. In the event a course is filled or cancelled due to low enrollment, students will be contacted regarding a second choice. Students who choose not to transfer to another course will receive a full refund.

Program Fee

Per person course price ranges are based on a minimum enrollment for each course. Every effort is made to operate the program within the stated price range. However, if fewer students enroll, costs may be increased or the course cancelled. Individual institutions may assess additional charges. NOTE: UMAIE reserves the right to adjust prices due to dollar devaluation, fuel surcharges and general inflation.

The program fee includes round-trip air transportation from Minneapolis-St. Paul (or approved alternate airports) to the course location; airport transfers; visas; transportation to most course activities while abroad; lodging, primarily in twin or triple rooms in hotels, pensions, university dormitories, or family homes (where indicated); continental breakfast daily (exceptions noted on individual course descriptions) and other meals as indicated; tickets for required cultural performances; planned excursions; and administrative costs. When rail passes or entrance fees are included, they are based on the utilization of youth rates (25 years or under), and a valid University ID will be required to be presented at the entrance. Any additional amount incurred will be the participant’s responsibility.


UMAIE Applications

The following schools accept UMAIE applications online.

The links below will direct you to your local institution website. Follow the application process listed there for J-Term/UMAIE programs.

Augustana University
Elmhurst College
Hamline University
St. Catherine University
University of St. Thomas
St. Ambrose