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Completing Your Study-Abroad Application 
(for John Jay College sponsored programs only) 

Before you submit your application, make sure you have the following:

1. APPLICATION:

Complete all questions on the application form and attach a standard 2x2 passport photo of yourself. Passport photos can be purchased at CVS or Duane Reade. 

2. PERSONAL STATEMENT:

Please type and attach a 1-2 page essay explaining why you wish to join this program and what contribution it will make to your education. Also include, if you wish, any characteristics or qualities you possess that you think would benefit the program.

3. RECOMMENDATION FORM & LETTER:

Students are required to request one letter of recommendation from a college-level instructor. Students participating in a faculty-led program cannot request this letter from the professor leading the program.

4. TRANSCRIPT:

Please attach an unofficial copy of your transcript to this application. CUNY students may access their transcripts through CUNYFirst.

5. COPY OF VALID PASSPORT:

Please submit a copy of the biographical page of your passport and supporting documents, i.e. visa, US Permanent Residency Card, etc. If you do not have a passport, a copy of your paid receipt for the pending passport will suffice.

6. EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM:

Please complete the emergency contact form and provide two emergency contacts.

7. NOTARIZED CUNY WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM:

The CUNY Waiver and Release Form must be completed and notarized. You must submit the original, and signed, copy.

8. APPLICATION FEE:

A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is due at time of application. Money orders, personal check, and cash are accepted. Money orders and personal checks are to be made out to John Jay College.

9. GRADUATE STUDENT:

Please make sure that you obtain permission from either your major advisor or chairperson, of your department, before you apply for any study abroad program.

10. CLASS SCHEDULE:

Please indicate the times you are free for an interview. Students may be required to have an interview with     
the program director of the study abroad program.

11. PHYSICIAN’S STATEMENT:

To be handed in once you have been accepted into the program. 

12. OFFICE LOCATION:

Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of International Studies & Programs. We are located in Haaren Hall, Suite 530. If you have any questions, please contact us at 212-484-1390 or email at studyabroad@jjay.cuny.edu.