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 non-refundable application fee being charged on your student account. If you are a student from ASU-Queretaro, you will receive a link to pay your application fee since you do not have a student financial account with ASU-Jonesboro. The fee is used for application processing. It is not refunded at any point.
Apply for funding through colleges/academic departments, and/or resources outside the university.
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 mandatory pre-departure orientation specific to your term and/or your program. During pre-departure orientation, you will learn information regarding your host country, health and safety abroad, A-State policies to follow while abroad, transferring credits back to A-State (if applicable), among other important items.
Step 9. While Abroad
Stay engaged with the Study Abroad Office. Share your Study Abroad Story.
Follow all A-State crisis and emergency protocols while abroad.