Global Engagement Office: Education Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad

1. ATTEND AN EDUCATION ABROAD 101 INFORMATIONAL SESSION

This is the first step of the journey. We encourage you to attend an Abroad 101 session as you begin to consider education abroad. These sessions cover important considerations including the following

  • types of programs UCCS has
  • the application process
  • who, what and where with education abroad
  • types of classes and courses
  • scholarships and financial aid

2. RESEARCH PROGRAM OPTIONS

After attending an Abroad 101 session, you will be responsible for researching your own programs. UCCSAbroad has a program search database that students can look through to find information about different programs. 

3. MEET WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Be sure to meet with your UCCS Academic Advisor to discuss how your proposed education abroad course work will fit your UCCS degree requirements. You must have a good understanding of your academic standing and what classes are necessary for graduation. It is best to discuss these things before you apply, as some programs have non-refundable registration fees.

4. MEET WITH YOUR EDUCATION ABROAD COORDINATOR

Come and meet with the Education Abroad team to go over the programs that interest you the most! Don't know what you want or need, that's fine! The Education Abroad team is trained to help students go over the essential components of education abroad to help guide students to the program that will fit them the best.

5. CHECK OUT FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are interested in finding out what financial aid may be available to use toward education abroad, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can help determine what aid you may be eligible for. Scholarships opportunities are also available from UCCS and other external organizations. Research your scholarship options early.

6. DECIDE AND APPLY TO PROGRAM

Be sure to submit your application and supporting documents through your UCCSAbroad account by the deadlines. Note that you will always complete two applications- one online application for UCCS authorization through your UCCSAbroad AND an admission application directly with the program provider or host institution. The Education Abroad team will help you through this process and give you instructions on any supplementary applications.

 
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