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The Steps You Need to Take
So, you are considering studying off-campus... you might find the following steps helpful in planning your semester/year off-campus.
1. Chat with a Study Abroad Peer Advisor
Stop by the Fried International Center in the MMC, talk with a study abroad peer advisor, and pick up an application for off-campus study.
2. Meet with Academic Advisor
Meet with your Academic Advisor and map out your four-year plan to include a semester or two off-campus and determine what program best meets your needs.
3. Choose an Off-Campus Program
Explore your many options! Hope students have access to over 200 program sites around the world. In selecting an off-campus program, consider....
Visit each official program site for "subject" searches.
4. Check Financial Aid Status
For information about how study off campus may impact your financial aid please visit this page. If you continue to have questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
5. Complete Off-Campus Study Application
After determining the best time for you to study off-campus, complete the Off-Campus Study Application. Submit international study applications to the Fried International Center. All domestic applications should be submitted to the on-campus program representatives (see application). Application deadlines:
Fall 2015 & Academic Year 2015-16:
February 1, 2015
6. Get that Passport Ready!
If participating on an international program, it's never too early to apply for a passport (or make sure it's still valid).
7. Complete the Program Specific Application
Once your application to study off campus is completed and approved, submit the program specific application to the Fried International Center (or your on-campus program representative for domestic programs).
8. Attend the Orientation Session
Plan on attending the mandatory orientation session as scheduled by the Fried International Center.