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Clemson University Study Abroad

A presentation for Clemson students interested in study abroad.
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Chris Lourenco

on 18 November 2012

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Transcript of Clemson University Study Abroad

Clemson University Study Abroad Information for anyone considering or in the process of studying abroad at Clemson University The Steps Get a Passport
Attend Study Abroad 101
Explore Program Options
Meet your academic advisor
Meet a study abroad advisor
Get courses approved
Research financial aid information
Make your decision and apply
Attend a pre departure session
Have FUN! Why should you study abroad? Earn academic credit in a foreign location
Learn more about other countries and yourself
Join about 1000 of your fellow Clemson students who are studying abroad each semester
You can earn credit towards your degree while learning about a foreign country
Study abroad looks great on a resume for future employers
It is a great opportunity to have fun and learn more about the world Who can study abroad? Almost all degree programs can study abroad.
You must have a minimum of 2.5 gpa (However some programs require a higher gpa).
It is easy to fit study abroad into your schedule as you can study for either long term or short term. In addition, study abroad is avalible in fall, spring, and summer sessions. Step 1: Get a passport In order to study abroad, it is necessary to get a passport. A passport is required to travel abroad.
Visit this website http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/ in order to apply for a passport and get relevant information. Step 2 Attend a Study Abroad 101 Session A study abroad 101 session will give you information concerning where you can study abroad and basic steps.
Study Abroad 101 Sessions take place on the first Thursday of each month from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in E-304 Martin Hall.
It is also possible to watch the study abroad 101 session online here: http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/study-abroad/documents/sa_101.pdf Step 3 Explore program options There are three different types of study abroad options available to students: faculty led, exchange, and third party.
Faculty led: info can be found here http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/study-abroad/programs/faculty-led/
Exchange: info can be found here http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/study-abroad/programs/exchange-programs/
Third Party: info can be found: http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/study-abroad/programs/third-party.html
Third party is the only program that requires the coursework approval form. Step 4 Meet with your academic advisor Meeting with your academic advisor is important because you must make sure that study abroad agrees with your degree progress.
In addition, study abroad may affect your graduation requirements or time.
Your academic advisor can also help you identify what classes you can take abroad. Step 5 Meet with a study abroad advisor Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor to discuss program options, financial aid, coursework, and go over application materials.
Study Abroad Advisors are available Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm.
You can meet with your study abroad advisor by making an appointment here: http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/study-abroad/request-form.html
There are also study abroad advisors available in each college. The list is available here http://media.clemson.edu/ia/programs/sa_course_approval_dept_advisors.pdf Step 6 Get courses approved Contact your study abroad advisor in order to know which department heads need to be contacted for approval
Get your courses approved by contacting department head (ESIG,EMAIL...)
Note your last 37 out of 43 credits for graduation must be done on campus. However you can apply for a waiver here: http://media.clemson.edu/ia/programs/sa_course_approval_dept_advisors.pdf Step 7 Research financial aid Usually your scholarships and financial aid will still apply to study abroad.
You should meet with the financial aid office in Sikes G-01 to discuss your current scholarships.
There are also study abroad scholarships available. You can find information about those available here http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/study-abroad/finances/ Step 8 Make your decision and apply Apply to your study abroad program using their respective method.
You must also apply to study abroad office here: http://media.clemson.edu/ia/programs/Application-General.pdf Step 9: Attend a pre departure orientation session At a Pre-Departure Orientation Session, you'll receive valuable information on safety, health, insurance, course registration, cultural adjustment and other important topics.
You can register for a session at http://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/study-abroad/study_abroad_students/predepart.html Step 10 Have fun! Remember to be safe, enjoy your experience and remember you are a repersentative of Clemson and conduct yourself in a manner that reflects the values of Clemson
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