International Studies Program - Study Abroad Guidelines

Start Early! 

Explore your options: Go to an Office of International Affairs Information Session on Study Abroad: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/oia .

Meet with your academic advisor: Meet with your academic advisor and the Chair of International Studies to discuss the programs you are considering and how these might complement your on-campus academic program.

Apply for the program:  Apply for the study abroad program through the Office of International Affairs.  The Office of International Affairs will walk you through the process.  The process includes working with International Studies for advising on your program choice and course selection.

Apply for Scholarships: There are local, national, and international scholarships for study abroad.  You will work with the Office of International Affairs, and you will want to check with the study abroad program provider as well.  Application dates tend to be early-to-mid spring semester.

Integrating Study Abroad into your Major

Academic Petition:  Study Abroad must be petitioned to count toward specific International Studies degree requirements.  This includes all Study Abroad programming.  Please attach a syllabus to the academic petition.  In the case that your program does not provide a syllabus, you will want to save all documentation from the program (assignments, exams, etc.)  Academic petitions can be found on the UAA Registrar’s Web site under <UAA Forms>.