Encouraging Education Abroad
A student’s first step in learning about education abroad is to attend a general information meeting. Meetings are held throughout the semester. After attending an information meeting, students may make an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor.
Students in any major can go abroad. Students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines will need to plan early. Most programs are available to students with a minimum of a 2.8 GPA. Some programs require a certain level of foreign language proficiency, but many programs in non-English speaking countries offer classes in English.
Students often have misconceptions about studying abroad. As an advisor, you can help dispel some of their concerns. To help, we've put together a list of common misconceptions and realities about studying abroad.