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: Set up an advising session with UAA's Education Abroad Coordinator. Advising sessions can be scheduled by sending an email to Please include several dates and times when you're available.

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.

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