STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
- Visit the Education Abroad office where you can schedule an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor or sign up to attend an information session to explore your international opportunities.
- Discuss study abroad with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can assist you in the decision-making process when choosing a program that will meet your academic and personal needs.
- Complete the Education Abroad Application Form (PDF) available in the Education Abroad office (202C University Hall) and return it to the office.
- Scholarships – don’t forget to pick up the Student Guide to International Education Scholarships, which includes information on monies available for study abroad, from the Resource Center.
- Contractual Agreement Form (PDF) - If you will be using financial aid to study abroad on any non-BGSU program that is not sponsored by the Ohio International Consortium, complete this form and return it to Financial Aid. Your academic advisor must sign this form to verify that you will be taking classes towards your degree while not attending BGSU. Your host institution must also complete a section of this form.
- Application for Readmission (PDF) – after you have been accepted into your study abroad program, you must complete this form and return it to Registration and Records so that you will be readmitted to BGSU after your time abroad.
- Student Content, Medical Authorization, and Release (PDF) – must be completed and returned to Education Abroad, 202C University Hall before you depart. Your Program Director may collect these forms for you.
- Passport Copy - submit a copy of the photo page of your passport to the Education Abroad office prior to your departure.
- International Student Identity Card – for insurance purposes, BGSU requires all students who study abroad to purchase an ISIC card. Bring your driver's license, your student ID, a check or money order for $25.00 made out to BGSU, and a completed application to the Education Abroad office, 202C University Hall.
- Pre-Departure Orientation – obtain valuable information concerning life abroad as a student and get advice and helpful tips from study abroad returnees.
- HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!
***Arrangements must be made with your college if you plan on studying abroad during the last 30 credit hours prior to graduation. Please see your college’s Academic Advisor to make arrangements.