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How To Get Started

How to get started 

The process of selecting and applying to programs can seem overwhelming at first, but the staff of the Office of International Engagement is here to support and advise students through the process. Here are some steps  to get started:
  • Check out our website to explore programs and countries. Read the online program descriptions  and check any linked websites carefully.

  • Attend a weekly study abroad  information session held during the  fall and spring semesters Wednesdays  at 2:30 p.m. in the Office of International Engagement.

  • Check out our Facebook, Twitter,  YouTube and blog sites for further  insight and to stay current on happenings  in our office.

  • Meet your academic advisor  and/or department chair. Meeting with the department staff promptly to discuss course equivalencies will help you stay on track for graduation.

  • Meet with a study abroad advisor  to discuss program options.  Send an email to the advisor responsible  for the type of programs you are interested in to get the process started.

  • Speak with a study abroad peer  advisor. These are students who have  studied abroad and volunteer to help  prospective students through the process with their hard-earned experiences.

  • Set goals and prioritize.  Students should consider some goals  they seek to accomplish – language  learning, cultural integration, career  preparation – and seek programs that help meet those goals.

  • Start an application!   Do it today!