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Preparing to Study Abroad

From meeting with guidance counselors to applying for visas, the study abroad planning process has many moving parts. This guideline details a number of important things to keep in mind and look out for, up to a year before your intended departure.

8–12 Months Prior:
  • Discuss your study abroad interests, school policies, and how to stay on track for graduation
  • Research and choose the right study abroad program for you
  • Apply to study abroad program
6 Months Prior:
  • Receive acceptance to study abroad program
  • Apply for a visa (if necessary)
  • Talk to your guidance counselor about earning credit for your program abroad
1 Month prior:
  • Receive placement details
  • Attend predeparture orientations
  • Get answers to lingering questions
  • Start getting excited!
  • Pack

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