Program Locations, Getting Credit, Finances
1. Review the Study Abroad Guide
Learn about all aspects of study abroad including academic and financial considerations, health and safety issues, the application process, and more. Drop by the study abroad office to pick up a printed copy or download the UR There Study Abroad Guide [pdf].
2. Attend an information session
Get information on program applications and deadlines at a Study Abroad Information Session. Numerous sessions are available for students who are thinking about studying abroad. Attend a session before making an appointment with a study abroad counselor. See the calendar on our home page for times and locations.
3. Browse our programs
Where should you go? What should you study? Choosing a study abroad program is an important and exciting step in your journey. You can research any of our programs by browsing our Programs page.
4. Learn the language
Whether required or not, learning the language of the country you’re studying in can help you navigate and embrace the local culture. The University offers classes in more than a dozen languages, ranging from beginner to advanced. Visit the foreign language page for a complete list of languages offered.
5. Stay informed
Find announcements about deadlines, news and upcoming events on our website and follow us on Facebook to stay connected during the process.
6. Meet with an adviser
Advisers are available for walk-in appointments, which are brief meetings designed to answer quick questions. They are limited to a maximum of ten minutes. Advisers meet with students on a walk-in basis according to the walk-in hours schedule.
If you have a more in-depth question, or are ready to apply, please schedule a 30-minute appointment with one of the advisers. To schedule an appointment, please call (585) 275-7532 or stop by our office.
7. Submit your application
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process:
- Apply for approval through the UR Study Abroad Portal, by starting an application to your program(s) of interest.
- Complete an application for the specific program in which you hope to participate.
Deadline to apply for approval:
- Spring programs: September 15
- Fall/full-year programs: February 15
8. Apply for financial aid/scholarships
There are many scholarships and loans designed specifically for study abroad. We strongly encourage you to consider applying as some are merit-based and represent an academic honor.
9. Get your passport in order
Processing a passport application can take six weeks or longer. US citizens may apply for a passport at the nearest US post office, county clerk, or city clerk office. If you already have a passport check your expiration date. Your passport needs to be valid for six months after your planned date of return to the US.
10. Review transfer credit policies
Discuss your proposed courses with a study abroad adviser and the department of your major to understand how your credit will transfer back to the UR.