Whether you've just been accepted to your study abroad program or you are currently abroad, the Study Abroad Office is here to support students in all stages of their journey.
Next Steps for Accepted Students
Log into your Study Abroad Profile and commit to your program. This can be found on your Application tab.
You will still need to submit an application directly to your host institution. This information can be found in your UND acceptance letter and email. Make sure you follow your host institution's application deadlines as they are often different from UND's.
Please note some institutions require home institution approval. UND Study Abroad will not grant that until you have committed to your program through your Profile.
The International Center provides a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation that is required of all students who are going abroad in a summer, semester, full-year, or faculty-led program. Pre-Departure Orientation covers academics abroad, health and safety, legal issues, packing tips, culture shock, and more.
Previous study abroad participants are often in attendance and a large portion of time will be devoted to giving you time to talk with the previous participants and get their tips about the location(s) you are going to.
Specific dates and times of Pre-Departure Orientation can be found in your acceptance letter.
Study Abroad Student Alumni Mentors
UND study abroad students will have the option to be connected to a mentor, a UND student was abroad during a previous term. The Study Abroad Office tries to match students with mentors who went on their same program or location whenever possible. Mentors are a great resource to ask questions about packing, the city you will be in, what life is like abroad, and many other questions.
If you would like to get in touch with a Study Abroad Alumni before applying to go abroad, reach out to your Study Abroad Advisor and they will connect you to a UND student who studied abroad with your program or in your city/country/region. If the Study Abroad Advisors have not sent a student to your host location in the past few years, or a mentor is unavailable, Study Abroad will work with your host program to identify a previous program participate to connect you with.
Meet with your Academic Advisor to make a plan for what classes you will take abroad and fill out the petition for off campus credit.
Your Study Abroad Advisor will enroll you in a study abroad placeholder course (UNIV 229) at UND. This keeps you in status as a UND student for enrollment and financial aid purposes. UNIV 229 registration does not register you for your coursework abroad.
Registering for courses abroad varies by program. Most students will enroll in their course(s) upon arrival to their host institution. For some programs, you will be required to compile a preliminary list of course choices to include in your application. Please look carefully to be sure the course you are hoping to take will be offered during the term you are planning to be there.
Study Abroad Hold on Campus Connection
A hold will be placed on all study abroad students' Campus Connection accounts during the term they are abroad. This hold only prevents you from dropping a course during that term. It does not prevent you from registering for future terms. If you need to drop a UND class during the term you are abroad, please contact your Study Abroad Advisor.
Study Abroad Transcript
It is your responsibility to ensure an official transcript from your host institution is sent to the International Center. If your program issues a foreign transcript, rather than a US transcript, your transcript will need to be evaluated by the Registrar's Office. There is a $50 fee for international transcript evaluation and this charge was already included in your study abroad fees on Campus Connection
Please send your transcript the address below:
University of North Dakota
2901 University Ave Stop 7109
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7109
Get Involved after Study Abraod
You went abroad and now you are back at UND. How do you stay connected to your study abroad experience?