Congratulations on your decision to go abroad!!
On this website, you will find instructions about paperwork
you need to complete before departure as well as links to resources
that can help you as you prepare.
MANDATORY Pre-Departure Orientation for all students going
abroad during Summer 2015 or Fall 2015 (please note, summer
faculty-led programs will offer their own pre-departure
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4:30 p.m. in PB103
Please RSVP to Judy Malarney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Checklist of Paperwork to be turned in by April 10,
2015. Paperwork can be picked up from and returned to
- Declaration of Intent to Study Abroad
- Statement of Financial Responsibility
- Assumption of Risk and Release Form
- Study Abroad Course Approval Form (List of who to contact in each department
for course equivalency)
**Please see instructions below for CORE credit equivalency**
- Submit your study abroad program's required forms
- Complete an Intent to Vacate form to the Office of Residence Life (AU303), if
- Apply for or update
your passport (if necessary).
- Inform your parents or guardians of the procedure to get a
passport - so they have proper travel documents if
- Make travel arrangements, if necessary
- See if you need a visa into study abroad location, check with
the consulate of the
country you are going to.
with the U.S. State Department
- Make sure your immunizations are up to
date for your study abroad location
- Check on your personal
health insurance coverage
- Talk with your parents or guardians about filling out
a Power of Attorney before departure. This grants
another person the legal authority or permission to make decisions
about your affairs while you are abroad. If interested, you
can google for the form and fill it out in front of a notary.
If you are looking to get CORE credit for classes you take
abroad, please see the process below.
**Process for obtaining approval for core courses when Studying
There is a separate form to
be filled out for core courses. To get approval for courses you
take when abroad to count in Butler's Core Curriculum, you must
have the approval of the chair of the department/program director
for the area that is closest to the topic of each course you plan
to take (see list below). You and your advisor must also sign
the form. When you've gotten all the signatures, take the core
to JH209 for the Faculty Core Director's signature
AR - Contact the department teaching the class, such as MA,
GHS - Contact
Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh email@example.com
Contact the department teaching the class, such as BI,
Contact the department teaching the class, such as SO, JR, COB, PO,
TI - Contact the department teaching the class, such as CL, EN, PL,
RL, STS, etc.
Study Abroad Handbook
We have put together a handbook that addresses many issues
student's face while preparing to go abroad as well as while living
overseas. Please download this handbook and
refer to it as needed.
If you need to store items in the Indianapolis area while you
are overseas, renting space through this service might be
To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about
accessibility, please contact (Jill McKinney, firstname.lastname@example.org,
317-940-8473). Please allow two weeks advance notice in
order to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Although
attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less
notice, it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks notice a
reasonable accommodation can be provided.