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Take a second to decide how long you would wish to study abroad. Upon deciding on your study abroad experience, it is critical that you speak with your department Advisor, or someone in the Academic Advising Center to ensure that you carefully chart your academic progress. Many courses are offered in sequence therefore, it is important that you remain current with your course registrations. An advisor is able to recommend what courses and in what sequence would be most appropriate. It is highly recommended that students also consult their department’s advisor to explore potential course equivalences that may be taken at institutions abroad. In many cases, courses being taken abroad will need to be approved by individual departments. Ensure that this is done in a timely fashion – Remember, early action on your part saves much academic despair.
Not only is it useful to research courses that you intend to take, but it might be beneficial to: