Study Abroad Process Map
Step 1: View Information Session Video
Step 2: Review Program Options
Step 3: Meet with your Academic Advisor
After reviewing the different program options, you should meet with your Academic Advisor, inform them that you are considering studying abroad and discuss when would be the best semester to study abroad. Below is a list of questions to ask your Academic Advisor
Questions to Ask
What degree requirements do I have left to complete?
What major/minor requirements do I have left to complete?
Are there particular requirements you recommend I should/should not try to complete abroad?
What are they? When are they offered?
Pay attention to which semester particular classes are offered, if they are only offered in the Spring and your Advisor recommends taking this class on campus, maybe the Fall semester is a better semester for you to study abroad, or maybe you take that class this Spring and then study abroad next Spring etc.
I would like to fulfill essential studies requirements while abroad. What do I have left to complete?
When will I be ready to graduate?
My study abroad program will earn transfer credit. How does that affect my academic planning?
If I get abroad and I can’t take these classes, may I email you for guidance in making alternative choices?
What do I need to do to follow up with you when I return?
Step 4: Make a Study Abroad Advising Appointment
Please call 701-777-4231 to make an appointment with a Education Abroad Program Manager.
Neva Hendrickson advises on programs in Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
Matt Hiller advises on programs in the UK, Australia, New Zeland, Fiji, Spain, Mexico, South America, Iceland, Ireland, Southern Africa, South Korea, Japan and Semester at Sea.
You may schedule an appointment with either advisor if you are looking at studying in other countries.
Step 5: Application
All applications are online. You will need to create profile and meet with an Education Abroad Program Manager in order to have an application opened for you. Applications typically consist of two applications, one for UND and the other for the program the student has selected.
Some of the information from the video in Step 1 has been changed. The Application Fee is now $50
Step 6: Application Deadline
Applications for Spring semester programs are due October 1
Applications for Summer and Fall semester programs are due March 1
Step 7: Admission Decisions
Typically students will receive two acceptance notifications, one from UND by email and the other from the program.
Step 8: Orientation
Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation. Details of the time and date of the orientation will be included in the UND acceptance notice.
Step 9: Study Abroad Experience
Need help in planning your study abroad experience? View Student Resource page.
Step 10: Transcript Evaluation and Welcome Back
The UND Registrar’s office treats credits from Study Abroad as transfer credits and follows the transfer credit policy outline in the UND Academic Catalog. Transcripts issued by a U.S. accredited institution will be evaluated by UND Registrar’s office. Transcripts issued by a non U.S.- institution require a third-party transcript evaluation. Please check with an Education Abroad Program Manager for more information.
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