Step 1. Thinking Study Abroad? Think objectives.
Consider the reasons why you want to study abroad and how they align with your academic and/or career goals.
Step 2. Get a passport.
You are more likely going to use your passport if you get it now.
Step 3. Attend a Study Abroad 101 workshop:
Advisors provide an overview of program types, eligibility, and show you how to research program options based on your academic and personal needs. Click here to find out about the advising schedule.
Step 4. Eligibility:
Familiarize yourself with the Study Abroad Policies, requirements and eligibility.
Step 5. Search for programs:
Begin researching programs in a field of study, country, or region of your interest. Compare program courses, dates, deadlines, and cost. Keep academic calendars in mind as they may differ from A-State academic calendar. Once you find a program(s), of interest, make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor. Click here for Study Abroad Programs through A-State.
Step 6. Meet with Advisors
Academic Advisor: Academic advisors will help you look at your overall degree plan, see when it would be appropriate to study abroad and what degree requirements might be best met. Strategic planning of your course prerequisites can allow for a semester- or year-long study abroad program later on.
Study abroad advisor: We will help you narrow down your choices, discuss the specifics of your program, application procedures, course credits, and budgeting.
Financial aid counselor: Discuss financial aid eligibilities with a financial aid counselor. Financial Aid and Scholarships can help cover the cost of study abroad.
Step 7. Apply
Complete the A-State Study Abroad application and submit the required supplemental documentation by the deadline. By filling out the A-State Study Abroad application, you are subject to the $50 application fee being charged on your student account.
Apply for funding through colleges/academic departments, and/or resources outside the university.
Apply for the A-State Study Abroad travel voucher.
Begin learning all you can about the country you will be studying in. Find out what the visa process is for your host country and apply.
Step 8. Prepare to Leave
Attend a Pre-departure Orientation.
Step 9. While Abroad
Follow A-State crisis and Emergency Management Protocol.
Step 10. Upon Return to A-State
Give back, become an ambassador. Tell other students they too can study abroad.
Get involved! Continue sharing your A-State Study Abroad Story.