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Getting Started

students sitting together in Ghana, sunny background

Photo credit: Fenja Tramsen '23 (Ghana, SIT, fall 2021)

Where will you take your studies? Get ready to explore!

Found a program (or two) you love? Need some help navigating all these options? Ready to get started? Follow these steps!

  1. Attend a General Information Session. Dates and times are listed here
  2. Email Diana Malick to schedule an advising appointment. In the email, please indicate whether there are specific countries/regions or programs where you are interested in applying. During your advising appointment you can discuss any questions or concerns you have about studying abroad, and your advisor will walk you through the application process. 

Important reminders:

  • Keep an eye out for deadlines, as well as program deadlines (which could be earlier). Complete your applications by the earliest deadline. 
  • Maintain excellent communication with your study abroad advisor. Contact your study abroad advisor with any questions.
  • Most academic departments/programs have information about off-campus study on their websites. Sometimes they have selected a semester that's best for study abroad; a limit to how many courses you can take abroad for your major/minor; or specific forms to complete when requesting credits. Therefore, be sure to check your department's/program's website and talk with your academic/major advisor. 
  • Read previous students' evaluations, and talk to past participants of programs you are considering. 
  • Remember that in most cases, you have to complete an application both in the portal on the Global Engagement website, and directly with your program. 
  • Check out the policies and procedures.