Assess your present academic situation. If you
have not spoken to your academic advisor about study abroad, it is
important that you do so before applying for a study abroad
program. To help you make your decision, you are also encouraged to
speak to professors about your academic interests. You will also
want to consider your geographical and cultural interests in
addition to your language ability if you want to study in a
non-English speaking country.
Attend a Study Abroad Information
Session. These sessions are held regularly throughout
the semester and you will receive detailed information about the
entire study abroad process that will help you as you plan to study
abroad. You will receive the Study Abroad Planner that
will continue to guide you through the Study Abroad Process.
Research programs from the list of Approved Programs
for Overseas Study. Use the list to research programs
available that meet your academic and personal goals in regions of
the world that interest you. Take the time to talk to past program
participants and international students as you conduct your
research. You may also obtain study abroad brochures/catalogs from
the Center for Global Education in JH 212.
Narrow your program selections to two or three
programs. If it's difficult to identify programs that
would satisfy your academic and cultural interests, make an
appointment with the Associate Director. Review your program
selections with your academic advisor to make sure that courses
offered in these programs will complement your course of study at
- Apply to your selected study abroad program(s) by the
published deadline. If applicable, submit the Program
Approval Form to the Center for Global Education. For exchange
programs, submit the application directly to the Center for Global
Education. For non-exchange programs, submit the application
directly to the study abroad program provider.
Obtain the Butler Pre-Departure Packet. Packets
may be obtained from the Center for Global Education (JH212) at the
start of the semester prior to departure.