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Study Abroad Tips

Choosing a Study Abroad Program

Keep Your Academic Interests in Mind

Choose a study abroad program with courses that best suit your academic interests and will help you meet your degree requirements. This way, the coursework will be of greater interest to you and you’ll have a more enriched academic experience.

Consider All Your Options

Do not forget that ASU offers more than just summer programs. You can also study for a semester or academic year at one of our partner schools and earn credits that fit your degree plan. You will be even more independent than participants in the summer programs, and will have the time to study the language and culture of your host country and make new friends.

Get Started Early

Once you have chosen the program you want to participate in, make sure to get your application submitted as soon as possible. Summer trips tend to fill up much faster than semester and academic year programs. For summer programs, we also advise that you talk to the faculty director(s) to get more information about the trip.

Ask Lots of Questions

For summer programs, talk with each of the faculty directors to get a feel for what will go on during each trip. That way, you will have a better understanding and an easier choice to make. Each trip will benefit all its participants, but it’s up to you to make the most of whatever you choose.

Advice for While You’re Abroad

Money and Documentation

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