Resource for Academic and Faculty Advisors at UND.
UND Study Abroad assists students with program selection, application process, pre-departure orientation, and re-entry support. As students start their study abroad journey they are encouraged to follow the Steps to Study Abroad.
Advising Study Abroad Students
Students may need help determining when the best term is to study abroad, and which courses will transfer to UND. Please review the students' academic plan with them to help identify when the best time to study abroad is within their academic plan and what courses are most likely to transfer back. A student may choose to study abroad for an academic year, a semester, over the summer, or on a short-term faculty-directed program. We also have a list of suggested questions students should ask their Academic Advisor.
When meeting with students, please consider:
- Asking students if they want to add study abroad into their academic plan when you meet with them in their first year.
- Suggesting study abroad for Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity of the Human Experience Essential Studies courses.
- Discussing summer term abroad for programs with strict/sequential academic plans.
- Recommending students think about interning abroad.
- Utilize the Study Abroad Starfish referral
- Reach out to the Study Abroad team - advising is broken down by college
- Follow the Steps to Study Abroad
Course Review and Approval
Study Abroad Advisors do not review syllabi for UND course equivalencies. Students are encouraged to discuss course equivalencies with their Academic Advisor. Study Abroad has a Microsoft Teams account where course equivalencies are housed - Advisors can reach out to Study Abroad if they do not have access to that Team.
The Study Abroad Office is available to help students obtain syllabi for potential courses from our partner institutions and affiliate provider programs.
Credit and Grade Equivalencies
Students may take courses from host universities that use a different credit and/or grading system than UND. Study Abroad can assist with general credit equivalencies but the final review cannot be confirmed until the transcript is received from abroad.
Petition for Academic Credit
Students must complete and submit the Petition for Academic Credit form prior to traveling abroad. Instructions on how to fill out the form are included on the first page. We ask students to fill out as much of the form as possible and then send to the appropriate advisor (one at a time) via email. Final submissions will be sent to the Registrar's Office by Study Abroad. More information on the course approval and transfer credit process.
After studying abroad, it is the student's responsibility to request their study abroad transcripts are sent directly to UND. Transcripts that need international credit evaluations will be evaluated by the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Office coordinates the transfer of study abroad courses to UND transcripts once the international transcript is received.
UND Study Abroad applications require an Academic Advisor endorsement. Students send the endorsement request through their Study Abroad application and advisors will receive the request through email. The endorsement serves as a confirmation that the applicant has discussed their intent to study abroad with you. The endorsement text box allows you to include any additional information or context you would like to provide, but only an acknowledgement of their intent to study abroad is required.
Study Abroad classroom presentations are opportunities to promote study abroad and to educate students on their options during their time at UND. If you are interested in hosting a study abroad presentation please fill out our Presentation Request Form.
Presentations typically range from 10-15 minutes and can be tailored to fit your classroom and students. Topics covered in the presentation include: an introduction to study abroad, example locations, suggested scholarships, and next steps. Alternatively, if you teach an online course, a digital version of the presentation can be provided for your Blackboard page.