Follow these steps to begin the adventure of a lifetime!
STEP 1. Set up an account in the online Study Abroad Portal.
The Study Abroad Portal is an informational website which provides in-depth information regarding all aspects of Winthrop’s study abroad programs such as locations, costs, academics, travel resources, and application procedures.
STEP 2. Attend a Group Advising Session. The International Center offers two Group Advising Sessions per week during the fall and spring semesters. Students MUST attend one session (30 minutes in length) before they can make a one-on-one appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator or Study Abroad Peer Mentors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the specific date and time you wish to attend. (*Please note: On rare occasions, the International Center may need to cancel a Group Advising Session. We will do our best to notify students who have registered for that session regarding the cancellation.)
For the Spring 2015 semester, we will hold Group Advising Sessions in the International Center's Global Library in Dinkins 217 as follows:
· Tuesdays from 11 am - 11:30 am (Common Time)
· Fridays from 2 pm - 2:30 pm
STEP 3. Research and explore various program options through the Study Abroad Portal. Make sure you pay attention to specific details such as location, academic course offerings, costs, and specific program requirements. Research the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) website for study abroad scholarship opportunities www.winthrop.edu/onca
STEP 4. Once you have completed the above steps, you are eligible to meet one-on-one with Study Abroad Coordinator or Study Abroad Peer Mentor. Just call 323-2133 to set up an appointment.
STEP 5. Discuss your plans to study abroad with your Academic Advisor, Financial Aid Counselor, and family.
STEP 6. Apply for a semester study abroad program online one full semester before you plan to study abroad. Or if you are interested in participating in a short-term faculty led program, be sure to email the faculty leader prior to the semester in which the course is offered to find out more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the International Center at 803-323-2133.