UA Academic Reference

If you are applying to an Exchange, Third-Party, or Direct Enroll Program, you are required to submit one UA Academic Reference along with your Education Abroad Application. To do so, you will need to list your reference on your application, and then reach out to them directly to request the reference. They will complete the reference form online. 

Sample Request Email

You can copy and paste the text below, and fill in any fields which are in ALL CAPS with your information. When you paste the email, be sure that the link for the form remains active. If not, include this link in your email: https://akron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPE6iABq3N577IF

Dear Prof. LAST,

I am applying for a study abroad opportunity in COUNTRY. The Education Abroad Application requires one UA Academic Reference. I am writing to ask if you would be willing to submit a brief online reference form to assist me with my application.

If you are willing to do so, please click here to submit the reference form. You will receive a copy of your reference from the Education Abroad office within one week after submitting it, for your records.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely, 

FIRST LAST