Thanks for your interest in Study Abroad. We are glad to hear that you are excited about Study Abroad. Several things you must know and think about before you make a decision.
Create the experience you wish by considering the following: Where and when would you like to travel. What countries appeal to you? What would you like to study? How is it relative to your major?
Do you want to go abroad for a few weeks, a semester or an academic year? Would you like to interact more with local people or with other American students? Are you interested in a program that offers a lot of support or would you like to be independent while abroad?
Please also note that City Tech offers very few programs directly through our college. (Architectural technology and Hospitality) You would participate through another CUNY school if approved.
Talk with your friends and professors who have study abroad knowledge. Also, browse the Internet by searching for "study abroad" and the topic and/or region you're interested in exploring.
Once you find a program that is a good fit for your interests, you will need to complete your application: the application for the study abroad program in which you have chosen to participate. Remember, popular programs fill up quickly, so make sure to apply early! If you are participating in a study abroad program offered by a CUNY college other than NYCCT, you will need to file an e-permit. Upon acceptance to your CUNY study abroad program, you will be given clear instructions on how and when to file your e-permit.
If you are participating in a CUNY study abroad program at your home college or any other CUNY institution, you will pay tuition through your home college bursar. You will pay your program fees to your study abroad host college as directed by your specific program. For non-CUNY study abroad, make sure you follow the payment instructions and deadlines for your specific program.
Can you afford to participate? Please remember that not only do you pay the tuition of the course at City Tech, you pay all the fees to the host college. You also pay for room, board, insurance, airfare etc. Financial aid covers none of the expenses. City Tech offers a small scholarship that you may be eligible for http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/studyabroad/ I urge you to apply.
Your time abroad will be the experience of a lifetime. Your program will provide you with orientation materials, a packing list and checklist to help you prepare for your trip. Remember to take a lot of photos to share with family, friends and classmates