COVID-19 and Study Abroad
How might COVID-19 impact your study abroad plans? Pace cancelled Academic Year 2020-2021 study abroad due to the many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19. However, we are proceeding with Academic Year 2021-2022 study abroad to some destinations. All Pace students who want to study abroad must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and our strongest recommendation for anyone going abroad in the Spring term is to get a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as possible before they leave the U.S. Read more about how study abroad may be affected by COVID-19.
This 2-minute video walks you through the process of semester and summer study abroad at Pace!
- Study abroad FAQ
- Review our comparison of the 4 study abroad program types (PDF) offered at Pace to understand the differences.
- Download the Steps to Study Abroad instructions (PDF) and review the Steps to Study Abroad (below).
- Attend a virtual Abroad 101 info session, led by a Pace study abroad alum (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.)
- Interested in a shorter study abroad experience? Learn the basics about Pace’s Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs with this pre-recorded "Faculty-Led 411" info session.
- Get a passport!!!
- Watch this 2-minute “Beginner's Guide to Study Abroad” video that walks you through the process of semester and summer study abroad at Pace.
- Attend a 30-minute virtual "Abroad 101" zoom info session through Pace Education Abroad (to learn about the process) – offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. You may also watch the pre-recorded video of an Abroad 101 session. Attendance is mandatory – your semester abroad application will NOT be processed until you have attended.
- Research study abroad programs in the Pace Study Abroad database
- Attend the bi-annual Pace Study Abroad Fairs - in September and February
- Optional: meet virtually with a "PAL" (Pace student who has already studied abroad) for one-on-one peer advising.
- Meet with your Pace Academic Advisor (to review your academic track, class flexibility, and plans to study abroad in relation to your graduation and major/minor requirements).
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" zoom info session, offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 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 and attend pre-departure orientation
- Apply for a visa (if applicable), and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your program's end date.
- Attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation at Pace Education Abroad.
- Closely follow the COVID-19 regulations for entry into your chosen host country, as these may change without warning
- Due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19 and travel abroad, don't purchase flights for your program (or make non-refundable deposits connected with travel/study abroad) until told to do so by the Education Abroad office.
- Read through Pace's international travel policy with regards to COVID-19 to understand all the risks involved with study abroad at this time: health-related, financial, and academic.
Summer 2022 Study Abroad
- March 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Study Abroad
- February 15, 2022: Exchange Semester Programs
- March 15, 2022: Partner Semester Programs
- April 15, 2022: Pace Faculty-Led Programs
Spring 2023 Study Abroad
- September 20, 2022: Exchange Semester Programs; all Partner programs in France, Italy, Spain, UK; and SIT programs
- October 15, 2022: Partner Semester Programs
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 your responsibilities.
- If you are planning to participate in a semester or summer 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 Faculty-Led program, watch the "Faculty-Led 411" pre-recorded info session.
"Abroad 101" sessions
“Abroad 101" sessions discuss the basics of going abroad:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. (Zoom session info - use your Pace zoom account to access. Password: PACEABROAD)
- Program types: Semester abroad programs, Pace Faculty-Led programs, and summer programs
- Costs, financial aid, and scholarships
- Application deadlines
- How to search for programs and apply
- These are 30-minute Zoom 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 Faculty-Led Program
- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. (Zoom session info - use your Pace zoom account to access. Password: PACEABROAD)
- 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 study 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 Faculty-Led Program.
“Faculty-Led 411" info session
Watch this pre-recorded info session (16 minutes)
The “Faculty-Led 411" info session explores the basics of participating in a Pace Faculty-Led program:
- 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
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 email@example.com to set up an appointment (in person, or via telephone, Skype, or Zoom).
Explore Your World: Search Study Abroad Programs (Terra Dotta)
Deciding where to go can be challenging! Pace offers 75 approved semester programs and numerous Faculty-Led Programs (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 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’s 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 4 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.
Spring 2022 Fair: January 31, February 1, and February 2
- Monday, January 31, 2022, 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Pleasantville, Kessel Multipurpose Room (in-person)
- Tuesday, February 1, 2022, all day. Zoom in for virtual info sessions with Pace partner universities from around the world!
- Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: New York City, 1 Pace Plaza Student Center East/West (in-person)
Pace Education Abroad's Study Abroad Fair offers interactive sessions for students interested in study abroad as part of their Pace Path - focusing on financial aid and scholarships for study abroad; student identities and study abroad; a panel of students who went abroad; how to decide where to go; the process of study abroad at Pace; and more. Our Pace Study Abroad Fair "Passport" guide (PDF) offers advice for students to help prioritize what's important when considering study abroad.
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