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10 Steps to Studying Abroad

1. Visit the WU Study Abroad website
Research resources and options

2. Investigate program options and inform yourself.
Define your goals for studying abroad and identify suitable programs.  Learn about the country where you wish to study abroad.  Talk with exchange students and study abroad returnees about their experiences.

3. Apply for your passport!
Passport applications take approximately 4-6 weeks to process. Here is information on applying for a passport.

4. Request a Virtual Study Abroad Interest Meeting with a Study Abroad Program Coordinator.
Once you have determined what country and program you are interested in, make an appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss your plans and the application process: studyabroad@washburn.edu 

5. Meet with your Academic Advisor.
Discuss how your proposed study abroad courses will fit in with your degree requirements.

6. Find out about financing your study abroad program.
All students considering using any form of financial aid and scholarships to fund their study abroad experience should speak with a Financial Aid Advisor.

7. Complete a program application online.
Begin applying online for your program the semester before you plan to go. The deadline for most Fall, Academic Year, and Summer programs is March 1, and the deadline for most Winter Break, Spring Break, or Spring programs is October 15.

8. Complete a scholarship application online.
The deadlines for WU Study Abroad Scholarship are the same as the program application deadlines.

9.  You've been accepted!

Check your online study abroad application and complete all necessary acceptance forms. Apply for your student visa (if necessary) and make travel plans.

10. Prepare yourself.
Attend the mandatory study abroad pre-departure orientation for information and question-and-answer sessions.