I did a search to see if there were any threads concerning this, but any previous ones only asked about interviewing while abroad. I'm going to study abroad and do some research for my senior thesis in Australia from around early June to August 3rd. I'm planning to have my recommendations lined up and to submit my primary as soon as it opens. I'd leave for Melbourne basically right after submitting, and I don't see any issues with that. However, will secondaries be a problem? I thought I'd be fine with those, but someone told me I might end up being too busy to work on them in a timely manner. For those of you have have studied abroad, did you end up being that busy? Assuming I'm able to find the time to work on secondaries, are they generally submitted online? If I'd have to send any in through snail mail I guess just emailing my parents what I've written and having them do it might be an option. What do you all think? I'll be back in time for interviews, so I'm not worried about that part of the process.