STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD DURING THE SPRING 2018 SEMESTER SHOULD KNOW THE FOLLOWING:

To Do:

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  1. Register for Spring 2018 classes (12+ credits) at Howard as if you were going to attend classes on campus- REQUIRED for Study Abroad- ASAP
  2. Fill out Residence Life Departure Form HERE AND Inform your RA that you plan to move out for spring study abroad by October 30
  3. Get your passport, if this is not already done so- ASAP.
  4. Complete the Spring 2018 Study Abroad Agreement Form HERE by November 17
  5. Fill out the Study Abroad Budget Form (Attached)
  6. Register for the STEP Program HERE at by November 17
  7. Apply for a travel visa IF your study abroad country requires one. Can can be done with the support of the program provider only after they provide you a program acceptance letter.
  8. Attend 2-5 events during International Education Week (November 13-17). View schedule on website HERE and RSVP HERE
  9. Attend the *Mandatory* Pre-departure Orientation- December 1, 9:00- 12:00; 11-12pm Title IX presentation.

TIMELINE:

October

November

December

24th

Final day to complete study abroad program partner application.

25th

Spring 2018 Application Closes. No new applications will be accepted.

30th

All applicants will be reviewed by Financial Aid, International Student Services, Judicial Affairs and Student Affairs to confirm suitability for study abroad.

13th-17th

International Education Week! During this week, the entire world celebrates the purpose and impact of study abroad! ALL HU Bison Abroad applicants are required to attend three of the five sessions.

17th

Deadline to withdraw from study abroad program*, have ALL holds removed from student account, and/or to submit all additional documents required for HU Bison Abroad application.

30th

Notification sent to any student deemed unsuitable to study abroad based on student account hold status at Howard.

1st

Study abroad academic course block placed on student account to indicate off-campus study abroad status. All courses previously registered for will be dropped.
All courses previously registered for will be dropped.

1st

Official Spring 2018 Predeparture Orientation *Mandatory* RBC, 1st floor, 9:30am- 12pm.
**NOTE: Should you have any holds on your Bison account, they must be cleared by November 17. Failure to clear account holds will result in the inability to study abroad in the spring
**NOTE: Cancellation Fees by the provider may apply for program cancellation.