How to Apply

How to Apply

Completing Your Study-Abroad Application 
(for JJC-sponsored programs only) 

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION (PDF) 

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 to the first page. 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. If you are a transfer student, please provide an unoffical transcript from your former institution.

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, you will need to file for one, and provide a copy of your paid receipt for the pending passport with your application. Once your passport is processed, it is the student's responsibility to submit a copy of the biographical page to the OISP.

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 checks, 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 provide the OISP with your class schedule and/or indicate the times you are free for an interview. Students may be required to have an interview with the program director.   

11. PHYSICIAN’S STATEMENT:

To be handed in once you have been accepted into the program. We encourage students to make an appointment with a physician ASAP, as wait times vary.

12. OFFICE LOCATION:

Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of International Studies & Programs. We are located at 524 West 59th Street (Haaren Hall, Suite 530) New York, NY 10019. If you have any questions, please contact us at 212-484-1390, e-mail us studyabroad@jjay.cuny.edu.

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION (PDF)