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Study Abroad Process

Are you curious about what it means to study abroad? Do you want to study abroad, but are not sure where yet? Do you wonder if you can afford it? What about getting credits toward graduation? Do you want to get in contact with students who already studied abroad? Advisors are ready to answer your questions and support your global journey!

Most students start by browsing program options (see Discover Programs) or by attending a college info session or university-wide events like the International Fair (held typically at the beginning of each semester).

Step one: Attend a CALS Study Abroad 101 session

CALS Study Abroad 101 sessions take place during the academic year. Students are expected to attend one of these information sessions before applying for a program or meeting individually with a study abroad or exchange program advisor. No appointment is necessary for the 101 session. Attend a session to get all of the information needed to get started in finding the right program for you.

CALS Study Abroad 101 sessions:

  • Monday, Jan. 27th: 12:00-1:00 pm, Mann 100
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29th: 4:00-5:00 pm, Mann 100
  • Friday, Feb. 7th: 12:00-1:00 pm, Roberts Hall 170
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11th: 12:00-1:00 pm, Roberts Hall 170
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19th: 7:00-8:00 pm, Warren Hall 138
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25th: 12:00-1:00 pm, Roberts 170
  • Tuesday, April 14th: 4:00-5:00 pm, Mann 100
  • Wednesday, April 15th: 12:00-1:00 pm, Mann 100
  • Wednesday, April 29th: 4:00-5:00 pm, Roberts Hall 170
  • Friday, May 1: 2:00-3:00 pm, Roberts Hall 170

These sessions cover factors to consider when selecting a program, the study abroad application and approval process, and other important college-specific information.

Step two: Individual advising

Once you have attended a CALS Study Abroad 101 session, you can schedule a meeting with a CALS Exchange or Global Learning advisor

For CALS Exchange, use our online scheduling platform or call 607-255-2257 to make an appointment, or come to our drop-in hours in 140 Roberts Hall (when classes are in session): 

  • Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:30am 
  • Thursday afternoons, 1:00-3:00pm

For Global Learning opportunities, use their online scheduling platform to meet with an advisor.  Global Learning has several advisors, who each manage a specific portfolio of programs by region. You can also use the weekly drop-in hours Monday-Friday, 1:30-2:30pm in 300 Caldwell Hall while classes are in session. Forms can be dropped off without appointment during normal business hours.

Note: Even if you select a program through the Office of Global Learning, you must still attend a CALS Study Abroad 101 session before receiving final CALS approval.

Step three: Apply to your preferred program

Once you have chosen your preferred program, you can begin the application process. Select the tile of the program you are interested in and scroll to the bottom. You can access the online application via the “apply” button.

We recommend students apply to only one program—and perhaps a back-up. Your exchange or study abroad advisors can let you know if you need a back-up option to be “safe” and if your back-up option is appropriate. If you choose to apply for a CALS Exchange program, you should not have another application in the system.

Application deadlines:

Fall or Academic Year: March 1

Spring: September 15 (some earlier)