How to Choose a Program

With so many programs to choose from, it's important to think about your needs and interests to find the right one. As you consider a study abroad destination, consider the following questions to help narrow your search:

Academics

  • Are there specific CORE 21, major or minor courses you need to fulfill abroad?
  • Do you need upper-division credit for the courses you take abroad?

Language

  • What is your level of language proficiency?
  • Is there a particular language you would like to learn?
  • Do you want to study in a foreign language or in English?

What are you looking for?

  • What part of the world are you interested in?
  • Have you considered a place a little off the beaten track?
  • Do you want an internship, volunteer experience, or a research project to be part of your program?

Choose the right time – when to go and for how long?

  • When should you go? An academic year, semester, summer?
  • If you choose a semester long program, should you go in the fall or spring?
  • If you decide to go for one semester, can you extend to a full year?
  • Do you have room in your four-year plan to study abroad more than once?

Advanced planning is essential

You should visit the Study Abroad Center to research programs and receive assistance throughout the process. You should also work closely with faculty advisors and map out a tentative four-year plan.


We encourage you to attend an info session to learn more about program options and how it will fit into your four-year plan.

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