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.

Fall First Step Session Schedule

November 14th – December 9th

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
2:00pm 12:30pm 11:00am & 2:00pm 12:30pm 11:00am

Deadlines

Summer and Fall 2017 application deadline is March 17th Some programs may have earlier deadlines.

If you have completed a First Step already call the Study Abroad Office at 312-413-7662 to meet with a Study Abroad advisor for:

  1. Advising appointment if you:
    • are planning on going abroad in Summer and Fall 2017 and have selected your country and/or program, or
    • intend to apply for an early summer Gilman International Scholarship [deadline March 7th]
  1. Consultation appointment if you:
    • are planning on going abroad in Summer and Fall 2017 but need guidance in selecting the best program/location for your needs.
  1. Walk-in appointments also are available on Tuesdays from 9am – 3:45pm if you:
    • are planning on going abroad in Summer and Fall 2017 but need guidance in selecting the best program/location for your needs.

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

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