Getting Started

While planning for study abroad is exciting, it can also seem overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be - just follow these steps:

  1. Attend a mandatory Study Abroad Information Session, offered every Friday at 2 PM sharp, to learn about the different types of programs, eligibility, credit transfer, etc. The location of the session varies, so please check the Events/Calendar on the CIE homepage.  
  2. Meet the Study Away Eligibility Requirements. Submit a Study Away Student Eligibility Form to your Dean's office the semester before you plan to go abroad (if you want to study abroad in the Spring, you must submit your eligibility form in the Fall, not the Summer!).
  3. Apply for your passport. If you already have one, it must be valid for 6 months after you return.
  4. Research UNH study abroad programs and call providers for information and advice.
  5. Set up an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your plans. Also, talk to a Global Ambassador.
  6. If needed, talk to your Academic Advisor to discuss any requirements that you will need to fulfill while abroad. If you need Major/Minor or Discovery courses, make sure to look for appropriate equivalencies abroad, complete the course planning form and submit to your Study Abroad Advisor. 
  7. Plan ahead: Look into financing & budgetingscholarships, health, diversity, FAQs (see links on left). 
  8. Choose and apply to a study abroad program before:
    • March 15 (Summer and Fall)
    • October 1 (Spring)

  9.  Notify your Study Abroad Advisor as soon as you have applied.

Once you have gone through these steps, you will move on to the next phase: Applied-Accepted