The Process...Get Started!

Congratulations on making the first move towards your goal of studying abroad! The experiences you gain through an exchange/study abroad can be transformational and life-changing. You will learn new things about yourself, about others, and about the world. We hope that you will also come back as an engaged global citizen and give back to the UTC community through your new insights and experiences. But first, we need to get you started! The Office of Study Abroad has simplified the process of getting started on your study abroad plans with four simple steps. You can find all the resources you need here on our website to work through these steps.  


Step 1: Attend an Information Session

Prior to meeting with anyone in the office, students need to plan on attending the Study Abroad 101 and 102 Information Sessions offered at various times throughout the semester. Refer to the homepage to learn more abou these information sessions and to sign-up.

Step 2: Explore Program Opportunities

Visit the Programs section of the website to search for approved programs. You can search with the interactive map, in the featured programs section, or in the advanced search. Plan to come to your advising appointment prepared with the research you have done and specific questions on programs you have researched.

Step 3: Schedule an Advising Appointment

Set up an advising appointment with the Study Abroad Advisor. 

Step 4: Apply to a Program

Applying to a program is specific to each and every program, and most programs request supplemental application materials that require Study Abroad Advisor approval and signatures. Guidelines for this process will be provided by your Study Abroad Advisor. Be sure to note BOTH the Center for Global Education deadline as well as the specific program deadline - you will want to meet the earlier deadline.

Step 5: Complete ALL Study Abroad Requirements

Once you've selected a program, and applied, make sure you complete all UTC and program requirements by the posted deadlines. It's important to note, the program will have deadlines that are seperate from the UTC deadlines. It is your responsibility to complete all study abroad requirements prior to your departure!