Choosing A Program

One of the most important decisions you will make concerning study abroad is selecting the program in which you participate.  It can be a bewildering process because there are so many destinations and institutions to choose between.  There is no one path to follow in identifying a program selection.  Each student should examine the factors that are significant to him/her including personal attributes, priorities and goals.


Can you explain why you have decided to study abroad?  Your reasoning for going abroad will impact how you proceed.  There may be multiple programs that match most of your reasons.


Students should strive to identify a program that is academically relevant, professionally applicable and financially feasible.


Review the Program Types page for more details on structural differences between programs, eligibility, credits, and deadlines.


Important First Considerations

Academic Fit

Setting Goals

Comparing Costs