Study Abroad Guidelines

Start Early! 

  • Explore your options: Go to an Office of International & Intercultural Affairs Information Session on Study Abroad:
  • 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 & Intercultural Affairs.  The Office of International & Intercultural 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 & Intercultural 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. Academic petitions can be found on the UAA Registrar’s forms website.