Steps to take for studying abroad
also Study Abroad - Global Programs
Studying abroad is a big decision. Here are seven steps to take
as you consider the possibilities, apply and actually study
Step 1 - Collect information
Here's a start on some questions to ask as you consider studying
- Where do I want to go? An English-speaking country or a country
where I can study another language?
- When do I want to go and for how long?
- What do I want to study?
- Can I get academic credit? Do I need credit?
- Will I still be able to graduate in four years?
- Can I afford to study abroad? How will this affect my financial
These study-abroad advisors can help you answer these and other
University of Stuttgart, Otto von Guericke University, or
University of Magdeburg, Germany
Ulm, Germany for classes taught in English
Step 2 - Talk to your academic advisor
Inform your academic advisor of your plans to study abroad.
Determine the optimal time to be away from your Rose-Hulman program
and which courses you may take elsewhere.
Step 3 - Talk to your parents
Talk to your parents BEFORE applying to a program. Be sure you
understand all the expenses in order to give them an accurate idea
of the costs.
Step 4 - Choose a program
Determine the deadlines for the program you're interested in and
then collect required documents so you can submit your
Step 5 - Talk to Financial Aid
You need to talk to Director of Financial Aid
Melinda Middleton before or immediately after applying to a
program to see how studying abroad will affect your financial aid.
You may be able to use federal aid during your study-abroad
experience depending on the host school. Note, however, that you
may not use any institutional or state aid during your study
abroad; aid allotted for the term or terms you study abroad will be
forfeited. If you have been awarded an outside scholarship, you
will need to check with the donor to see if you can use the
scholarship for studying abroad.
You may be eligible for a special scholarship:
Step 6 - Complete Rose-Hulman forms
There are four important documents that you must provide
to Dr. Luchen Li, Associate Dean of Global
Programs, to make your study-abroad plans official. If you
do not complete this step, you will be dropped from the Rose-Hulman
- Provide a copy of your acceptance letter.
- Complete a Transfer of Credit form for the registrar.
- Sign and complete the Waiver of Liability form.
- Provide a copy of proof of health insurance coverage.
Step 7 - Rose-Hulman things to do while you're studying
Don't forget that you'll still be a Rose-Hulman student when you
return. That means you will need to register for classes and
reserve on-campus housing the same time you normally would
preceding an academic quarter.