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International Center

Follow these steps to begin the adventure of a lifetime!

STEP 1. 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.  To register for a specific date and time, visit the registration link in the Study Abroad Portal.  Please email with questions.  

For the Fall & Spring semesters, 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

(*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.  Any dates we are unable to host Group Advising Sessions will be listed on the Study Abroad Portal when possible.)

STEP 2. 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 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

STEP 4. Once you have completed the above steps, Winthrop students are eligible to meet one-on-one with Study Abroad Coordinator or Study Abroad Peer Mentor. Please contact the International Center 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

International Center
701 Oakland Avenue
218 Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2340 (fax)
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