Using the Application System to Review Students

To learn how to review students' Education Abroad applications, please follow the directions on this page. Note that you must be designated as a reviewer by Education Abroad to receive proper permissions in the system.

Logging in

All users can log in to StudioAbroad by doing the following:

  1. Navigating to the Education Abroad landing page
  2. Clicking “Login/Register” on the black navigation bar on the top right side of the page.
  3. Enter your Penn State Access ID and password.

Your Homepage Screen

  1. After logging in, you will be directed to your homepage. “Your Name” will appear where “Login/Register” once was.
  2. Click the home icon at the left of the top navigation bar to open a drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Reviewer.” This will bring you to the “My Reviews” page.

Viewing and Reviewing Applicants

  • On the “My Reviews” page, you can view student applications in their entirety and preliminarily accept or deny students.
  • Click “Filter Options” to select the desired academic term from the Display box, and then hit the “Filter” button. This will bring up a roster of applicants for that term.
  • To view an application, click the student’s name. You will be able to view the entire student’s application information, forms, and all items they have completed or handed in.
  • At the bottom of the application, you can enter comments or notes in the “Reviewer Feedback” box. Students cannot see information entered in this box.
  • You can choose to accept or reject students. Students are not immediately notified of your review decision.
  • Please do not "waitlist" students.  Please see the description of this status on the overview and guidelines page.
  • You must click the “Mark as Completed” checkbox. Your review is not considered completed until you check this. You can make preliminary notes here without marking the checkbox, then return to finalize your review later.
  • For the Education Abroad office to see your review, you must also hit the “Submit” button.
  • Please do not use the “Apply to Multiple Applications” option, as each student application should be reviewed, commented on, and preliminarily accepted, rejected, or waitlisted individually.