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Getting Started

Have questions about study abroad?

This 2-minute video walks you through the process of semester and summer study abroad at Pace!


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Steps to Study Abroad

Download these Steps to Study Abroad instructions (PDF)


Apply to study abroad through Pace

  • Apply for your chosen study abroad program through Pace (via the blue "Apply Now" button) prior to the application deadline, and wait to be notified by Education Abroad. Pace academic credits for study abroad will only be awarded to students who have applied and been accepted to study abroad by Pace Education Abroad.

Apply to the foreign host institution

  • Apply to the foreign host institution directly, after being accepted to study abroad by Pace.
  • Follow the instructions sent to you by the Education Abroad office on how to apply to your specific program, which you will receive after the Pace application deadline.

Do your Course Equivalencies

  • Attend an Education Abroad "Abroad 102" info session, offered every Tuesday virtually at 12:30 p.m.– where you will learn how to complete Course Equivalency Forms ("course equivalencies"). Attendance is mandatory.
  • Complete your Course Equivalency Forms following these steps for Course Equivalencies.
  • All courses taken abroad must be approved by the relevant Pace department chair and your Academic Advisors. Pace students must take a minimum of 12 U.S. credits during each semester abroad. We strongly recommend that you consider choosing courses that have already been approved by Pace by reviewing the "Pre-Approved Courses" list on the Academics tab of your chosen program in the study abroad portal (Terra Dotta).

Apply for your visa & attend the pre-departure orientation

  • Apply for a visa (if applicable)
  • Ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your program's end date.
  • Attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation through Pace Education Abroad.

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Pace Application Deadlines for Study Abroad

Summer 2024

  • March 15, 2024

Fall 2024

January 2025

  • September 20, 2024

Spring 2025

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Attend Study Abroad Info Sessions

All students planning to study abroad are required to attend a Study Abroad Info Session before applying to a program, to understand the process and their responsibilities.

  • If you are planning to participate in a semester, summer program, or January intersession program, attend the "Abroad 101" info session.
  • Once you are accepted to study abroad on a semester or summer program, you are also required to attend an "Abroad 102" info session.
  • If you are interested in a Pace Travel Course (Faculty-Led Program), attend the virtual Pace Travel Course info session or watch the pre-recorded info session.

"Abroad 101" sessions

“Abroad 101" sessions discuss the basics of going abroad:

This session covers:

  • Program types: Semester abroad programs, Pace Travel Courses (Faculty-Led Programs), and summer programs
  • Costs, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Application deadlines
  • How to search for programs and apply
  • These are 30-minute sessions led by a Study Abroad Advisor (or student assistant), with time for Q&A.
  • If you want to watch a pre-recorded Abroad 101 info session (20 minutes long), you may do so. Note: If you are applying to study abroad, you'll be required to watch this pre-recorded Abroad 101 info session again closer to departure – as part of the Pace study abroad application process.

"Abroad 102" sessions

"Abroad 102" sessions explain how you'll obtain Pace credits for courses taken abroad. The Abroad 102 session is NOT required for students going on a Pace Travel Course.

  • Tuesdays virtual at 12:30 p.m. Abroad 102 Zoom session info (use your Pace Zoom account to access. Password: ABROAD)
  • Once you are accepted to study abroad on a semester or summer program, you are also required to attend an "Abroad 102" info session which explains how you'll obtain Pace credits for courses taken abroad.
  • Before attending, watch this pre-recorded Abroad 102 info session (16 minutes long). Then attend an Abroad 102 info session with a student assistant who will walk you through the process.

Abroad 102 topics

  • What are Course Equivalencies?
  • How do you make Course Equivalency Forms for the courses you will take abroad?
  • What courses can you take abroad? What courses can't you take abroad?
  • How do you get course approvals from Dept. Chairs and Academic Advisors?
  • Review your foreign school's catalog before attending, and meet with your Pace Academic Advisor to discuss courses you wish to take.
  • If you attended an "Abroad 102" longer than 6 months prior to studying abroad, you'll need to re-attend in order to re-familiarize yourself with the process.
  • These are 30-minute Zoom sessions led by a Study Abroad Advisor (or student assistant) with time for Q&A.
  • Note: the Abroad 102 session is NOT required for students going on a Pace Travel Course.

Pace Travel Course (Faculty-Led Programs) info session

Wednesdays via Zoom, 12:00 p.m. Pace Travel Course info session (use your Pace zoom account to access. Password: ABROAD)

This info session explores the basics of participating on a Pace Travel Course:

  • Learn about these Pace Fall/Spring courses taught by Pace professors that feature a 1-3 week study abroad component during January, Spring Break, or Summer
  • Costs, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Application deadlines
  • How to search for programs and apply

If you can't attend the virtual session, watch this pre-recorded info session (16 minutes).

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Study Abroad Advising with Pace Education Abroad

You may request an advising session with one of our study abroad advisors.

  • Students are required to attend an Abroad 101 session prior to making an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Check out our FAQ to see if you can find answers.
  • Email us at to set up an appointment (in person, or via telephone, Skype, or Zoom).

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Search Programs and Apply

Explore Your World: Search Study Abroad Programs (Terra Dotta)

Deciding where to go can be challenging! Pace offers 75 approved semester programs and numerous Pace Travel Courses (Pace courses that feature a short study abroad component, led by Pace Faculty). Our advice is to start with self-reflection and research. Then you can make informed decisions based on the following considerations: length of the program; location; costs (including the cost of living in your chosen destination); academic offerings; how independent you wish to be; language considerations; and cultural differences. Consider your needs and wants from the program: what do you hope to gain from this experience that you can’t gain at Pace – academically, personally, and in your future professional life? There are also language considerations; for almost all of Pace’s study abroad programs, students only need to know English for the academic part... but outside the classroom, some students want to learn and speak a new language. Also, some of our foreign partner schools are preferred for students from specific Pace schools. You should also review this comparison of the study abroad program types (PDF) offered at Pace to understand the differences. Finally, we invite you to speak with one of our Study Abroad Advisors who can help guide you in your decision.

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Study Abroad post-COVID

Pace students may study abroad in Academic Year 2024-25 to almost all destinations where we have vetted partners. Though Pace no longer requires students to be COVID-vaccine compliant, we strongly recommend that Pace students who want to study abroad be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they leave the U.S., since laws may be different abroad.

  • Though the U.S. Government and The World Health Organization ended the global emergency status for COVID-19, we recommend that you read about how studying abroad may be affected by COVID-19 to understand the health and financial risks involved with studying abroad.
  • Pace University no longer requires that students be COVID-19 compliant. However, Pace recommends that students continue to follow CDC guidelines for vaccination, which recommend that everyone be up to date with flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses.
  • Study Abroad students should research to see if there are any remaining COVID-19 regulations for entry into their chosen host country abroad (and other countries they wish to travel to).
  • If you are doing a homestay or an internship with vulnerable populations during study abroad, you may also need to be COVID-19 compliant.

Attend a Study Abroad Fair at Pace!

Fall 2024 Fair: September 11 & September 12

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.: New York City, Student Center, 1 Pace Plaza
  • Thursday, September 12, 2024, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.: Pleasantville, Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room

Pace's Study Abroad Fairs offer students the opportunity to learn about studying abroad as part of their Pace Path! Speak one-on-one with Pace students who have studied abroad, Pace professors offering study abroad courses abroad, and representatives from our wonderful partner universities worldwide. Pace offers study abroad programs in 50+ countries. Our Pace Study Abroad Fair "Passport" guide (PDF) offers advice for students to help prioritize what's important when considering studying abroad.

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