Frequently Asked Questions

WHO SHOULD I COMMUNICATE WITH ABOUT DIFFERENT ISSUES?

We encourage you to contact the department directly responsible for the area in which you have a question in order to expedite the process. For a list of departmental responsibilities and a complete staff listing, please visit the Our Team page. Each of our university partnerships is also managed by a member of the Institutional Relations Team. Any parent, student, or programmatic questions can be directed to them and they will help secure necessary information from London, Dublin or Amman.


WHAT IS THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS?

FIE works directly with our partner institutions to assure that our application process is in-line with the on-campus processes. Independent students applying to our programs from non-partner institutions should check with their study abroad advisors on campus before beginning an online application with FIE. All students apply to our programs online. Before beginning the application process, they will select their university to determine program eligibility. A detailed step-by-step application process is included on our Admissions Process & Application page.

Students on London or Dublin internship or service internship programs submit a resume and personal statements as per our application guidelines. Please see our Internship pages for step-by-step instructions for students on preparing their internship materials as part of their application. 

Students on London internship or service internship programs must apply for a pre-entry clearance. More information about what information is provided and required for US nationals and students from other countries for their visa can be found on the Before You Go - London page.


WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION DEADLINES?

  • Fall Semester & Fall Quarter: April 15th
  • Spring Semester & Winter Quarter: October 15th
  • Spring Quarter: January 15
  • Summer: March 15th

* Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) deadlines may differ, please check the Program Dates page for the most accurate information


WHAT COMMUNICATIONS DO STUDENTS RECEIVE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL?

Once a student has started the application process, they will receive a series of important emails prior to arrival. Emails will be forwarded to program coordinators and visiting faculty (if applicable). We advise that students check their emails (including their junk mail) regularly so they don’t miss any important communications. Students can also view messages through their application homepage. Students may receive additional emails depending on their application status, visa requirements or program type.

 DUBLIN STUDENTS  LONDON STUDENTS AMMAN/DUBLIN STUDENTS

 Welcome to FIE  

  • Introduction the Dublin Team
  • Program Dates
  • Aer Lingus flight offer
  • Reminder to complete/upload all materials to MyStudyAbroad@FIE

 Housing                         

  • Where will I live?
  • What to pack

 Internships  (only students undertaking an internship will receive this email)

  • The placement process
  • Academics and Internship structure
  • What to pack for your internship

 Pre-departure Orientation 

  • Link to video orientation
  • Insurance & medications

 Immigration 

  • Registering for an appointment
  • Initial Registration at the airport

 Arrivals and Orientation 

  • Arriving at the airport
  • Orientation schedule

 Welcome to FIE 

  • Introduction to the Administration Team
  • Link to our Before You Go page
  • STEP Registration with US State Department
  • Reminder to complete/upload all materials to MyStudyAbroad@FIE 

 Visas 

  • Introduction to and information on your type of visa
  • What you need to do now
  • Information on traveling to Europe (Schengen area) and traveling via Ireland

 Internships (only students undertaking an internship will receive this email)

  • Introduction to your Internship Mentor
  • Internship schedule
  • Obtaining a police check
  • Purchasing your required text
  • FAQS (e.g. When will I hear about my internship? What will my internship be like?) 

 Academics & Accessibility 

  • Introduction to the Academic Team
  • Textbooks and reading packs
  • Writing Support Tutors & other resources 
  • Health & Mental Health information

 Course Registration 

  • Virtual Learning Environment, MyStudy@FIE introductory video
  • Mystudy@FIE log in details
  • Access to your personal academic calendar
  • Lab fees and textbooks (if applicable)

 Housing & Arrivals  

  • Introduction to the Residence Life Team
  • Information on your London Residence
  • Your Mailing Address
  • Arriving in London and Check-in
  • Neighbourhood Information

 Student Life & Orientation  

  • Orientation schedule
  • Extra-curricular activities and student engagement opportunities 
  • Insurance and medical information
  • FAQS (e.g. Where are the local gyms? Where can I get a sim card?)

Welcome to FIE  

  • Introduction the Dublin Team
  • Program Dates
  • Aer Lingus flight offer
  • Reminder to complete/upload all materials to MyStudyAbroad@FIE

 

 Pre-departure Orientation 

  • Link to video orientation
  • Insurance & medications

 

 Housing                         

  • Where will I live?
  • What to pack

 

 Arrivals and Orientation 

  • Arriving at the airport
  • Orientation schedule