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WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY ABROAD  Learn about yourself  Improve foreign language and cross-cultural Skills  Resume Builder  Take courses not offered at.

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1 WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY ABROAD  Learn about yourself  Improve foreign language and cross-cultural Skills  Resume Builder  Take courses not offered at MU  Earn credits toward your degree

2 FIRST STEPS  Begin planning early  Meet with your Academic Advisor  Apply early  Start saving

3 OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD Ballston Center, Room 519 (703) Victor Betancourt, Director

4 OFFICE HOURS Walk-in Hours Monday – Wednesday – Friday 9:30am-12:30pm ~ 1:30pm-3:00pm by appointment only Tuesday – Thursday

5 OSA SERVICES  General Information Session  Individual Advising  Pre departure Orientations  Registration and Transfer of Credits  International Student Identity Cards  Resource Library for programs, travel, culture

6 CHOSSING A PROGRAM  Where? City or Rural?  Immerse in the culture (host family)?  Language?  Course Requirements?  Personal and Academic Goals?  Parental Concerns?  Financial Limitations?

7 A WORLD OF OPTIONS  Short-Term MU Faculty Led Programs  Intensive Language  Semester Programs  London Internships  Non-UM Programs

8 UM SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAMS  Earn Up to 15 transfer credits  Study center and/or local university courses  Classes in English and  Wide variety of subjects  Open to most majors

9 UM SEMESTER ABROAD PROGRAMS  RMIT – Melbourne, Australia  DIS – Copenhagen, Denmark  Lorenzo de Medici – Florence, Italy  AUR – Rome, Italy  University of Limerick – Ireland  Marymount London Program – United Kingdom  St. Louis University – Madrid, Spain

10 SHORT-TERM & INTENSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAMS  Led by MU Faculty Director  Grad/Undergrad MU “Resident” Credit  Winter, Spring Break  One to Eight weeks  Open to all levels and non-degree  2.75 GPA for credit

11 NON-UM PROGRAMS  Must be accredited institution!  Research online at  Contact OSA after choosing program  Course Approvals from Academic Advisor & OSA  Federal Financial Aid from MU  Pay host institution tuition & room/board

12 APPLICATION PROCESS  Complete UM Study Abroad Application  Host University Application form  Be in good judicial and academic standing  Minimum GPA of 2.90  Course Approval from Academic Advisor  Two Letters of recommendation  $30 application fee  Application Deadline

13 FINANCIAL AID  Meet with your FA Counselor!  Federal loans and aid applies

14 GOING PLACES!


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