Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

How to Apply and Registration Form

Washburn Law's Summer Study Abroad Program will be held May 17-June 29, 2018, including dates of arrival and departure. Classes begin Tuesday, May 22, and end Thursday, June 28.

Admissions and Enrollment

Washburn Law's Barbados Study Abroad Programs is open to both U.S. law students and international law students. Learn more about admissions requirements, priorities and anticipated enrollment.

Step 1: Plan to Apply

  • Gather references. Ask two faculty members at your law school for permission to name them as references. You will include their names and contact information on your program application (Step Two, below). The references will receive an emailed link to a short recommendation form that takes only a few moments to complete.
  • Prepare a short personal Statement. Compose a short personal statement of 250-300 words regarding your reasons for studying abroad. You will insert the statement into your program application (Step Two, below).
  • Non-Washburn students: Obtain credit transfer approval. To ensure that your credits will transfer back to your home institution and count toward graduation, bring the course and faculty information to your academic dean and determine how to request approval.

Step 2: Program Application

All students must complete the program application (new window opens) on the WU Office of International Programs (OIP) website. Washburn Law students will have a $75 application fee posted to their accounts. Non-Washburn law students will pay a $200 application fee. Learn more about OIP application fees. Although students are encouraged to apply by March 1, applications are accepted through April 15, and may be accepted later with permission from the Director of International Legal Programs.

If you are not a Washburn J.D. student, please also complete a short application by April 1 to become a visiting student at Washburn. Please see the first paragraph under the "Study Abroad Application, Admission & Enrollment" heading on WU OIP's application instructions page.

Step 3: Scholarship Application

Washburn Law students only: by March 1, complete the application for an international programs scholarship (new window opens). You will need to complete your program application by the same time. See the Program Timeline.

Step 4: Financial Aid Application

If you are using financial aid to fund your study abroad, consider applying and beginning that process as early as February. You may also begin just after the March 1 application deadline. If you have a Washburn law student scholarship, see the Admissions Office by April 1. See the Program Timeline.

Step 5: Registration

2018 students: this step may be streamlined in the near future. Please check back closer to application season for any updated instructions.

Complete the registration form (16 KB PDF) for formal enrollment in the courses and deliver it with your $200 non-refundable registration fee. Make checks payable to Washburn Law Study Abroad Program.

If you are currently attending Washburn Law, you can deliver your form and check to Donna McMurry in the dean's office. Otherwise, please mail them to:

Summer Study Abroad Program
Washburn University School of Law
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621

Questions?

Please contact us.

Photograph: Jamila Luke.
"As a law student, I greatly appreciated the distinguished, yet cordial professors who participated in the program. They were clearly passionate about the subject matter, and were genuinely interested in each student's grasp of the material. As a West-Indian American, I loved the great diversity in class discussions. The blend of U.S and Caribbean law professors combined with American law students and law students from Caribbean nations made comparative law come alive. The cultural understanding of the country (and region) and its relation to legal processes were enriched in a unique manner which must be experienced. Engaging professors, refreshing legal perspectives, unparalleled beaches, vibrant culture, and friendly locals create an unforgettable, once in a lifetime academic endeavor."
Jamila Luke
Florida A & M Law Student