Getting Started with Education Abroad

All UAA students must coordinate their study abroad experience through the Office of International and Intercultural Affairs. This assures that students maintain admission status at UAA, receive resident credit towards their degree or certificate program and can use qualifying financial aid.

Getting Started with Education Abroad

As a UAA student, you have many options for study abroad, including semester and year-long programs, short-term faculty led programs, internships, and programs with a service learning component. Think about what kind of experience abroad will best compliment your academic program and help you meet your academic, professional and personal goals. 

Plan Ahead

It's important to start planning early, so you can work with your advisor, think about the best program for you, and apply for scholarships. You will need to start making plans about a year in advance to find the best match.

Step One: Attend a study abroad information session. Find the dates for upcoming sessions in the Study Abroad 101 section below.

Step Two: Meet with your academic advisor to discuss how an education abroad experience will fit with your UAA degree program and educational goals, and decide which available opportunity is right for you. Or click here to see the list of countries and programs.

Step Three: Work with the Education Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International and Intercultural Affairs to complete the necessary paperwork for application to your selected program, and find out about possible financial aid and scholarship opportunities.  


Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions

Study Abroad 101 is your first step to including an international education experience as part of your UAA academic program. Come learn about the wide variety of exciting options,  the important role of your academic advisor, budget considerations, the types of financial aid available to help pay for your experience, and your next steps. 

Study abroad 101 sessions are typically held every two to three weeks throughout the year.  Parents, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend! To get up-to-date information as soon as it becomes available, please subscribe to our GoGlobal listserv using your UAA email address. 

Upcoming Study Abroad 101 Dates

  • Thursday, August 24th, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Rasmuson Hall, room 211

Global Opportunities Expos

Global Opportunities Expos encourage students to explore the connections between study abroad, academic programs, and international careers. Events include drop-in table fairs in the Student Union and at UAA Housing, and special programs with the study abroad reps with time for questions and answers. Come learn about exciting academic, intensive language, internship and service learning programs in over 60 countries! 

2017-2018 Global Opportunities Expo Dates

  • October 11, 2017
  • Mid-February 2018

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