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
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!