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Application Process

2014-15 International Experience Application Timeline

October - December, 2014 Gather information about all of the programs, create your funding plan & verify your ability to travel. 
Mid November, 2014 Applications will become available online. Once applications become available, instructions will be emailed to your pdx accounts.
Thursday, January 8th, 2015 Applications are due for the 2015 calendar year by 11:59:59 pm
Week of January 19th, 2015 Student travel lists are finalized and students are contacted with confirmation paperwork.
Monday, February 2nd, 2015 Deadline for Appelas applications to be turned into the Global Initatives Program Administrator by 10:00 am. 
Monday, February 16th, 2015 All program acceptance paperwork due into the Office of International Affairs. 
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 Programs with low enrollment cancelled. 

How to Apply

In mid-November, applications will become available online. As soon as applications are available for the 2015 calendar year, students required to travel will receive an email with instructions for applying. These emails will only be sent to your pdx accounts. 


Applications for the 2015 calendar year will be due on Thursday, January 8th (11:59:59 pm). The email will contain a link to the application. Please prepare all of the information you will need before beginning the process in order to speed up the process.


When you do so, you will need to be ready to submit the following information:


For MBA Students: 

  • Current passport information
  • Your top 3 choices of programs
  • A brief essay about your top 3 choices and how they fit into your educational and career goals
  • A brief essay about any limiting factors (i.e., financial needs, familial needs and considerations, visa needs, personal limitations, timing, employment needs, etc.).


For MS GSCM Students: 

  • Current passport information
  • Your intent to travel (when & where)

If you would like to apply to go to Brazil, you will need to complete a short essay about how the program fits into your educational and career goals. You will also be promted to set up an appointment with the GSCM Academic Director to discuss this plan.


For MSFA Students: 

  • Current passport information
  • A brief essay about your desire to participate and how the programs fits into your educational and career goals.


Student Choice of Programs

The Graduate Business Programs Office will strive to give every student either their first or second choice of program.


However, in some circumstances, difficult decisions may need to be made based on program capacity. Programs are not guaranteed to run unless a mimimun enrollment is met for each program.


In these cases, the International Experience Committee will make these decisions based on a holistic understanding of:

    • Fit of the programs for student's educational and career goals (including the requirements of programs).
    • Student limiting factors such as financial needs, familial needs and considerations, visa needs, personal limitations, timing, employment needs, etc. Read more about the International Experience Travel Exception Policy
    • Student leadership and development needs.
    • Students will be contacted with confirmation of their International Experience program during the week of January 26th.
There will be an option for an appeals process should students feel the program they have been enrolled in does not fit into their goals and needs. Appeals will be due to the Global Initiatives Program Administrator by Monday, February 9th at 10:00 am.