Winthrop University: Study Abroad: Steps
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International Center
701 Oakland Avenue
218 Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2340 (fax)
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Start planning the adventure of a lifetime!

Due to Covid-19, the International Center staff is working in Dinkins 218 but all study abroad advising will take place remotely until further notice. 


STEP 1:  Complete the Study Abroad module on Blackboard 

All Winthrop students who are interested in summer, semester or academic year study abroad or National Student Exchange are required to complete the Study Abroad module available on Blackboard before applying to any program.  The module, which includes an intake form and a video about study abroad options available to Winthrop students, takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. You must complete the questions and watch the video in order to receive the link to book your study abroad advising appointment. If you are unable to complete the Blackboard module, please email to request a remote group advising session on a different platform. 

STEP 2: Meet with the Study Abroad Coordinator to start planning

After completing the group advising module, you will receive a link inviting you to book an advising appointment with the study abroad coordinator to discuss your academic and career goals related to study abroad. But that meeting is just the beginning of a planning process that usually takes at least one year before departure for summer, semester or year abroad programs.  

  • Semester 1: Research programs and funding options. Discuss academic and financial plans with the study abroad coordinator, academic advisors, financial aid office, and family/friends.
  • Semester 2: Apply to Winthrop for approval to study abroad. Submit other applications required for the study abroad program and/or study abroad scholarships as needed.,
  • Summer or Semester 3: Study abroad!

Planning ahead is the best way to choose a study abroad program that fits your academic goals and budget. Let us help! If you have any questions, please contact the International Center at


Last Updated: 5/31/22