The Office of Study Abroad strives to enable every qualified student, regardless of major, to have a study abroad experience. Any student meeting the eligibility requirements to can submit an application to study abroad. Depending on your major, you may study abroad at an atypical time – during the spring of sophomore year or over the summer – rather than during the traditional junior year. Successful study abroad comes from planning early and meeting with your advisers in the Center for Academic Advising, the Office of Study Abroad and your major department.
Students in the following disciplines may have particular requirements or questions about their study abroad:
While all OSA programs are, in principle, open to Public Health students, not all of them offer courses that routinely transfer towards major requirements. Public Health students may select among a list of programs that have been approved by the School of Public Health on which students can find courses that fulfill major requirements. If you would like to participate on an approved program that is not on this list, meet with your adviser in the School of Public Health before proceeding with an application. Please visit their website to schedule an appointment and view academic requirements.
Architecture students must meet with their Academic Adviser in the School of Architecture in order to gain approval to study abroad. Then, the Office of Study Abroad will help you identify the appropriate program.
Business students can study abroad on a program administered by the Office of Study Abroad but cannot take Business courses on these programs. If you’re interested in studying abroad on a Business program, contact Freeman International Programs at 504-862-9770 or visit their website.
Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea is considered a domestic program. Students interested in Semester at Sea should speak to Academic Advising rather than the Office of Study Abroad.