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Set Goals and Plan for Results

Communication Arts and Sciences students can study abroad at any time during their four years, but the faculty highly recommend that you do so before your senior year. With proper planning, study abroad can help you prepare for your professional life in a global context. The process of selecting a study abroad program is similar to selecting your major or minor.

  • Begin planning right away. It is never too early to start planning.
  • Set some goals. There are many excellent study abroad programs, and the best one should match your objectives.
  • Consider and prioritize your long-term academic and professional goals.
  • Give yourself time to research and talk to advisers and students who have studied abroad.

What are my Next Steps?

Meet with an International Abroad Adviser

Learn about study abroad resources and advising by meeting with an intake abroad counselor in the International Programs office in 410 Boucke Building. Appointments are not necessary, as you can walk in from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and meet with someone that day. You can also check out the web site.

Investigate Programs

Use the International Studies resources, website, and advisers to find a program that fits your goals.

Meet with Your Advisor

Talk your academic advisor, Mary Cameron, to discuss the time frame and coursework that will fit best with your academic program. There are numerous courses already approved to transfer in and be used towards your major, general education, and bachelor of arts requirements from various colleges and universities around the globe. The equivalencies can be found here.