The Student Process for Study Abroad
1) Students should first meet with a study abroad advisor to learn about different program opportunities, course credits, financial aid information and the application process. Advising sessions can be found here.
3) Applications will be reviewed once all materials have been submitted and then sent to the host institutions after the student has been accepted when applicable. Once students have been accepted into their program, they are responsible for any incurred costs associated with reservations already made (flights, accommodation, etc.), as well as the non-refundable $330 service fee.
4) Before departure, students will attend a mandatory orientation seminar to gain more information about enrollment and academics, health, cultural adjustments, safety, and finances. Students are able to bring their parents if they so choose. The host school will often send out additional information directly to the student after they have been accepted into the program regarding specific information such as housing. It is important to remember that the host country may operate at a much slower pace than we do here in the United States therefore it is important to be patient with communications.
5) Once the student has reached their destination they are encouraged to stay in contact with the Office of International Education if they come across any questions or concerns throughout their stay. Every program will also have a representative on site to address any immediate concerns.
6) Upon return from studying abroad, your child is encouraged to utilize university services to address re-entry adjustments and career opportunities. Students will also be notified when their transcript arrives from their study abroad program.