Get Started

1. Contact the Office of Study Abroad

You must to talk with the Office of Study Abroad before you apply for study abroad programs or internships abroad. This is to ensure you are aware of all of the options available to you.

We will help you research options, discuss financial aid, and learn more about the study abroad process.

2. Choose a program

We offer programs in over 50 countries for every field of study! Do your research, and select the best option for you. Remember Step One – to contact us – before you starting the research.

3. Begin the Financial Aid process

Cost depends on the program you select. There are programs to fit almost any budget, whether you want to go abroad for a few weeks or a full semester! Generally speaking, the cost of a program is relative to the cost of living in the region where you will be living and studying.

The Office of Study Abroad will help you:

  • Complete a Cost Assessment Form to determine the costs of your program
  • Develop a budget
  • Find what financial aid you might be eligible for
  • Begin your search for outside scholarships 

4. Apply to your program

Once you have determined the best program for you, the Office of Study Abroad will guide you through the application, passport, and visa process.

5. Attend an Orientation Session

All students participating in study abroad programs must attend mandatory Orientation Sessions. Orientation dates for faculty-led programs will be announced after the Office of Study Abroad has accepted all the student participants. Students participating in independent summer, semester, or year-long programs are required to set orientation appointments prior to departing for their program.

Orientation Sessions include:

  • A meet-and-greet for participants to bond with their fellow travelers and faculty-directors
  • A question-and-answer session on all topics of concern or interest to participants
  • Packing tips
  • Cultural information
  • Other information pertinent to your travels

It is impossible to provide complete step-by-step assistance for the intricacies of international travel, but the Office of Study Abroad is confident in the orientation process. The information that we provide supplies a thorough introduction to these complexities. Students learn the basic skills and knowledge they will need as they face various unique challenges of their study abroad experience. All students will travel with the contact information for Campus Safety and the staff of the Office of Study Abroad.

5. Depart and study abroad!