Getting Started

For students considering a study abroad experience, follow these eight steps to get started with the process.

  1. Read through the study abroad webpages to become familiar with upcoming study abroad programs, financial support opportunities, eligibility requirements, etc.
  2. Attend an info session. Sessions are scheduled about twice a semester. The dates are shared via mymail email. Otherwise, email Lacy Frewerd at to inquire about upcoming session dates.
  3. Meet with an International Programs team member. Email Lacy Frewerd at to schedule an appointment or stop in Student Involvement, SC118.
  4. Apply for your passport. Even if you don't study abroad it is helpful to have a passport, which is valid for 10 years. Check out the Passport page for more details on how to apply.
  5. Build your budget and check out financial aid and scholarships. For students interested in finding out what financial aid may be available to use towards study abroad, contact a Financial Aid Advisor. Check out the Financial Support page for additional opportunities.
  6. Apply! Be sure to submit your application and supporting documents by the deadlines. The study abroad application is linked to the programs on the Study Abroad page.
  7. Prepare! Attend the required pre-departure orientation meetings, ask questions, and learn all you can about the new culture. The meetings are scheduled after participants are accepted into the study abroad program.
  8. Pack your bags, have an open mind, and get excited about your life changing journey!