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Steps to Study Abroad

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Congratulations on taking the first step to studying abroad! We recommend starting to plan to study abroad at least a year in advance. If you are in a major with a strict sequence of classes (such as, Education, Nursing, or the Sciences), you may need to plan even farther in advance.

Below is a general outline of the study abroad process.

  1. Browse programs in Berry Abroad.
  2. Meet with the director or a student advisor in the International Experiences office by making an appointment through Bookings.
  3. Meet with your advisor to discuss academics.
  4. Meet with your financial aid advisor.
  5. Apply or renew your passport, if it is going to expire within 6 months of your last day abroad.
  6. Start the application to study abroad at least a semester in advance.
    The deadlines to apply are:
    October 1 for Spring programs
    March 1 for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year programs
    SIPs have their own deadlines (typically between October and December).
  7. Shortly after acceptance, you’ll receive information about enrolling in the study abroad placeholder class and a budget sheet.
  8. Attend pre-departure orientation.
  9. Go abroad!
  10. One to three months after your program ends, Berry will receive your transcript and will transfer the credits to your Berry student account.
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