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28 Steps to Study Abroad (semester or summer)

Deadline for Summer Programs: March 1st
Deadline for Fall Programs: March 15th
Deadline for Spring Programs: October 15th

Six+ months before your program (start as early as possible!):

1. Email us at to sign up for a group advising session. Like Saint Rose Abroad on Facebook. Follow @StRoseAbroad on Twitter and Pinterest.
2. Review all study abroad information on this website, especially the FAQ page.
3. Review your DegreeWorks and note the courses you still need to take in order to graduate.
4. Email your advisor and let him/her know you're interested in study abroad. Ask for guidance in defining a list of potential courses you can take abroad.
5. Review the different program options available through Saint Rose-affiliated study away programs, and do preliminary research on programs that appeal to you.
6. Contact to schedule a one-on-one appointment with the Assistant Director of Study Abroad.
7. Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor.
8. Review Scholarship Opportunities and apply according to deadlines.

Four to five months before your program:

9. Review your potential study abroad program's course list and choose at least nine courses you can take (four if you are going in the summer) abroad that will transfer into your academic program. Print these syllabi and keep with your Intent to Study Form.
10. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to review these potential courses and complete the Intent to Study Form. This form must be signed by your advisor (and if your class is a major or minor class, approved by the department chair) and the Registrar. Bring a copy of this form to the Center for International Programs.
11. Apply to your first choice program.
12. Apply for a passport.

Three months before your program:

13. Notify the Department of Housing & Residence Life of your plans to study abroad; you will need to put a deposit down for housing to reserve your future slot (it will then be applied to the semester after you return).  Please note: If you would like to return to housing the following semester, you must check off the "Returning to Housing Section" on the withdrawal form.
14. Purchase airline tickets once you have been formally accepted into your program.
Two months before your program
15. Attend a pre-departure orientation (Spring study abroad: December | Summer and Fall study abroad: April)
16. Complete and submit the Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement
17. Complete and submit the online Pre-Departure Form.
18. Register for your trip with the State Department through the STEP Program.
19. Complete any additional requirements for your program (visa application, bank letter, etc.). Click here for more information about foreign travel and VISAS.

Two weeks before your program:

20. Notify your bank that you are going to be using your card and accessing your account from abroad
21. Contact your cell phone provider to decide if you want to purchase an international cell phone plan while you are abroad
22. Get cash in the currency of your program site for immediate arrival needs.  Bring an emergency supply of US Dollars to keep for the duration of your program. 
23. Make two copies of all important documents and credit cards to leave one copy at home and take one with you abroad (i.e. passport, other photo ID, credit cards, enrollment letters, visa documents, etc).
24. Prepare a travel file to hold important documents (i.e. passport, plane tickets, Arrival Update); share this information with a key contact person at home, such as a parent.
25. Re-confirm airline and arrival transportation arrangements.
26. Compile a list of emergency, program, and friend contacts (phone numbers, email, mailing address).
27. Review all pre-departure packets, resources, and handbooks you receive.
28. Say "so long" and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

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