How to get started:

In the fall (prior to studying off-campus):

  • Attend the Off-Campus Fair (usually in October)
  • Give your name and email address to the MFL secretary (in order to receive updates and invitations to meetings)
  • Attend one of the scheduled Off-Campus Office meetings (see their website for dates/times:
  • Obtain and fill out the International & Off-Campus Program Application and get faculty recommendations (due February 1)


  • Attend the first Salamanca Informational Meeting held by the OWU program director (check your email for date/time)
  • Apply for your passport if you don’t already have one (applications are available at a US post office; for passport photos go to Walgreen’s); NOTE: In order to obtain your student visa, your passport MUST be signed and valid for at least 1 more year from the date of application


  • February 1st: Deadline to submit complete application to the International and Off-Campus Program Office
  • Attend the 2nd Salamanca informational meeting (still open to students who are interested in the program but have not yet applied)


  • March 1st: Deadline to apply to the Salamanca Program (through the MFL department): a non-refundable deposit is required (which will be credited toward the cost of the program) - only Checks or Money Orders made out to Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Attend 3rd Salamanca informational meeting (only students who have been accepted into the program)


  • Attend 4th Salamanca informational meeting (Salamanca group only)
    • Travel arrangements
    • Host-family information form (individual requests)
    • Final Orientation document (dates, classes, excursions, etc)
    • Student Visa application process


  • During Finals Week: Final Exit Interview with the OWU Program Director -- bring your passport with you to the interview
  • Take care of your visa application as soon as classes end and you return home!  (The process can take several weeks from the time that all required material is submitted!)