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Prospective Students

Welcome to the Study Abroad & Student Exchange website!  We hope you will find the following pages useful as you consider study abroad options and decide on the program that is best for you. 

Step 1: Attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session

All students interested in studying abroad must attend Study Abroad 101, a one-hour session that is full of helpful information.

Step 2: Create a Study Abroad Profile

Following the Study Abroad 101, please create an online Study Abroad Profile. Doing so will provide necessary information to our study abroad coordinators so they can help you select the program that is best for you.  There is no commitment at this point and it's free to create a profile. 

Step 3: Consider Your Program Options

There are many to choose from! Study Abroad and Student Exchange offers hundreds of programs in approximately 60 countries which range from 3 weeks to 10 months.  Use our program search tool to search by country, term, foreign language and more. 

Our financial information provides details on billing and payment, scholarships and financial aid to help you select a program within your budget. Studying abroad can be quite affordable for students who take the time to research costs and scholarship opportunities.  There are numerous programs which cost the same or less than a semester in Tucson.

Looking for programs especially suited to your major/minor? Check out a few on the Study Abroad for your Major/Minor page; we're always adding more!

Step 4: Meet with a Study Abroad Coordinator

Once you have narrowed down your choices, meet with one (or more!) of our study abroad coordinators to get more detailed information, ask questions, and help you select the right program.  Book an appointment online or call our front desk at 520-626-9211. Non-UA students must call to book an appointment.

Step 5: Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Plan early!  Talk with your academic advisor as early as possible about your intent to study abroad.  Some courses are easier than others to take while abroad. 

Once you have selected a program, you should meet with your academic advisor to make sure the program satisfies your academic requirements and keeps you on track for graduation.

Step 6: Apply!

Once you have completed all these steps, you are ready to apply to your program.  Apply by clicking the "Apply Now" button on your program's page.  Please keep in mind that each time you open an application, your Bursar's account will be charged an $80 non-refundable application fee, whether you decide to complete the application or not.  So be sure you're ready!