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Steps for Studying Abroad|Study Abroad

Are You Eligible? 

- Students must have completed 30 credit hours of coursework (at least sophomore standing); Excludes the Spring London Semester Program
- Students must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA (some foreign universities require a higher GPA)
- Students cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation
- Students must schedule a mandatory meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Complete Our Information Session

2. Get a passport!

3. Make an Appointment

Every student interested in an international educational experience must work closely with his/her academic advisor and the university Exchange/Study Abroad Advisor. To get started, attend one of our weekly (during the academic year) information sessions:

 


4. Deadlines - Apply Early!

For all programs, it is best to complete the application process well before the published deadlines.

Fall Programs

Apply on or before MARCH 15 (deadline can be extended if programs remain unfilled;however, scholarship deadlines are not flexible)

Spring Programs

Apply on or before OCTOBER 15

Summer Programs

Apply on or before FEBRUARY 15 (deadline can be extended if programs remain unfilled; however, scholarship deadlines are not flexible))

*Many programs have earlier deadlines! Please check specific exchange programs/providers for those deadlines to ensure you can choose from all possible options for studying abroad. 

*Deadlines for some scholarships may be earlier than application dates.

5. Application Materials and Information

6. International Studies 2200 course

(optional, but highly recommended)

INST 2200 is a one-credit class which prepares students for study in a foreign locale; the class consists of six two-hour sessions (pre-departure) and one three-hour session (upon return to UW), this course will  help students  adapt to and understand their host country.

General topics include:

  • Cultural adjustment
  • Foreign academic classrooms
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Health and safety
  • Travel documents

Students will also begin to familiarize themselves with the history, geography, and the sociopolitical/socioeconomic contexts of their respective study abroad location.

For information on enrollment, please contact Charles (Chaz) Cook at ccook@uwyo.edu.

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