First Steps

What students say:

I initially intended to have the [study abroad] experience just to add a few more interesting lines on my resume, but it was so much more. I learned about myself and what place I have in this world and how much access I have to a previously seemingly-unattainable world.
For anyone on the fence about studying abroad: just do it. Have an open mind and an optimistic point of view, and you will soon modify your entire life.

First Step advising sessions are mandatory for all study abroad applicants as a starting point for the application process. A 20 minute First Step PowerPoint presentation will review how to select the best program for your needs, and review the application, advising, course approval and registration processes.

Sessions are held in the Study Abroad Resource room (502 UH) on the schedule below. The maximum seating is 20 per session on a first come – first served basis.

Info Session Starts on Time

The presentation will start on time. Late arrivals will have to come to another session.

First Step Session Schedule

May 12th – July 30th

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
10:00am 12:00 noon 2:00pm


Spring program deadline is mid-October, 2015. Some programs may have earlier deadlines.

Walk-In Advising

Walk-In Advising is available for students who have attended a First Step but may have questions about program selection. Advising is held in the Study Abroad Resource Room (502 UH) and no appointments are necessary.  Students will be helped on a first come-first served basis.

May 12th – July 30th

Mondays Wednesdays
11:30am – 1:30pm 9:30am – 1:30pm

If you have completed a First Step already, make an appointment with a Study Abroad advisor by calling the Study Abroad Office at 312-413-7662. An advisor will walk you through the application process for your specific program.

To be eligible for Study Abroad registration, financial aid, and scholarships DO NOT apply to any program without first meeting with a Study Abroad advisor.

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