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How to Apply

It’s easy, start your First Year Abroad application today!

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Start Your Journey

We're excited for you to get started on your application! Before you begin, we recommend that you refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria to ensure you meet the requirements for the program. Once you've confirmed your eligibility, head to your my.ciee.org account to get started! The following steps will guide you through the process.

  1. Share a few personal details—your name, address, date of birth, etc...
  2. Enter the name of your high school
  3. Choose your program, high school graduation year, and where you want to go
  4. Provide us with your emergency contacts
  5. Provide passport information
  6. Upload high school transcripts and GPA
  7. Provide a recommendation letter from a previous/current instructor
  8. Answer a few questions regarding your health & wellness
  9. Select 3 program location choices
  10. Answer a few questions for CIEE to get to know you better
  11. Have your legal guardian complete the acknowledgment form
  12. Once accepted by CIEE, you will be directed to our academic partner and school of record, Dean College to complete their application

Start Your Application Today!

Have questions about our programs or the application process? Your answer may be just one click away in our FAQs! Or contact us directly by calling (866) 583 0332 or email us at fya-gya@ciee.org.