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First: Attend a First Step Session

Even if you have some ideas about where, when and what you would like to study abroad, we strongly encourage you to meet with the peer advisors in the Study Abroad Office for an overview of study abroad options and some initial considerations. Peer advisors have all studied abroad for at least one semester and are a great resource for questions about what it’s like to study abroad.

Spring Semester 2017 First Step Sessions
All sessions are in the Study Abroad Resource Room (Murray Herrick 212) from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted

Monday, February 6, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, February 16
Monday, February 20, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, February 28
Monday, March 6, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, March 9

None of these dates work? Peer advisors are available to chat at other times. Call the Office of Study Abroad at 651.962.6450, or stop by between 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, for information.

First Step Sessions are optional sessions covering general information about all types of programs and process questions. For information about applying for a J-Term program, visit the January Term program page. For information about St Thomas semester/summer programs, visit these program pages. Sessions are geared toward undergraduates; graduate students go to Graduate Students page.

Second: Complete an Advising Profile

If you are interested in applying for a program through one of our approved program organizations for a semester, summer or academic year, start here by thinking about some advising questions. The Advising Profile asks about your interests, as well as topics you wish to discuss, to help make the most of your meeting with an advisor.

If you are applying for a J-Term program, or a St Thomas semester/summer program, the application process is different. Please visit these program pages for application information.

Start an Advising Profile

Third: Meet with an Advisor

During your advising appointment, a Study Abroad Advisor will review any questions you have, talk about program selection, getting courses approved, and the application process. Meeting with an advisor is required in order to apply to a semester, year-long or summer program through one of our program partners.

If you are applying for a J-Term program, or a St Thomas semester/summer program, please visit these program pages for application information. An advising appointment is not needed. 

Schedule a semester, summer, or academic year advising appointment by calling the Office of Study Abroad at 651-962-6450.