Approved/Exchange Program Checklist

UNH-Approved/Exchange Programs – Summer/Fall Study Abroad Checklist *

You must apply to a program by March 5 and submit required GEC items by March 15.

August-October (1 year before) or Earlier (it is never too soon to explore study abroad)

  • Create a profile in UNH-Via, your portal to study abroad at https://unh-global.via-trm.com.
  • Learn how UNH study abroad works at http://www.unh.edu/global/education-abroad.
  • Attend a mandatory Study Abroad Information Session, offered every Tuesday 12:45pm.
    • Check the Events/Calendar on the GEC homepage for locations.
    • Call GEC if you have a class or work conflict to schedule an alternative session.
  • Research study abroad opportunities.
    • Search and favorite programs on your UNH-Via dashboard.
  • Attend a Study Abroad Fair, meet a Global Ambassador.
  • Meet with advisors:
    • Academic advisor – to learn how study abroad fits into your academic plan.
    • Study Abroad Advisor - to discuss options in program selection.
  • Review program costs and financing options (scholarships & financial aid).
  • Attend workshops to learn more about financial aid and scholarships.
  • Apply for GEC and other scholarships (check eligibility).

November-December

  • Discuss plans with parents, refer to the GEC Parents page.
  • Apply for a passport or renew it if due to expire within 6 months of program’s end.

January (semester before)

  • Start the two-step process: Apply to the program of your choice and establish your UNH Study Away Eligibility
    • In UNH-Via favorite your program to your dashboard and start the application.
    • The UNH Eligibility form can be found within this application.
    • It may take up to two weeks for your Dean’s Office to notify GEC of your status.
  • Reconnect with your academic advisor(s) if you have questions about fulfilling major or minor requirements and/or if you need forms signed.
  • Make an appointment with your study abroad advisor if you have questions about programs, your plans have changed and/or you need forms signed.
  • Use GEC study abroad walk-in hours for quick questions and turning in forms, check homepage for times.

February

  • Get ready for March 5 Deadline - Apply to the summer or fall program of your choice in UNH-Via.

March

  • March 5 Deadline – you must have applied to the summer or fall program of your choice in UNH-Via.
  • March 15 Deadline – Submit all mandatory items found on your UNH-Via dashboard.
  • Apply for a student visa if required.
  • If you applied live on campus, petition to be released from housing contract.

April

May

  • Attend mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation, typically the first Saturday in May.
     

* UNH Managed program checklists may differ. Check with your program advisor.
 

UNH-Approved/Exchange Programs – Jterm/Spring Study Abroad Checklist *

You must apply to a program by September 25 and submit required GEC items by October 15.

February-March (1 year before)

  • Create a profile in UNH-Via, your portal to the study abroad world at https://unh-global.via-trm.com.
  • Learn how UNH study abroad works at http://www.unh.edu/global/education-abroad.
  • Attend a mandatory Study Abroad Information Session, offered every Tuesday 12:45pm.
    • Check the Events/Calendar on the GEC homepage for locations.
    • Call GEC if you have a class or work conflict to schedule an alternative session.
  • Research study abroad opportunities.
    • Search and favorite programs on your UNH-Via dashboard.
  • Attend a Study Abroad Fair, meet a Global Ambassador.
  • Meet with advisors:
    • Academic advisor – to learn how study abroad fits into your academic plan.
    • Study Abroad Advisor - to discuss options in program selection.
  • Review program costs and financing options (scholarships & financial aid).
  • Attend workshops to learn more about financial aid and scholarships.
  • Apply for GEC and other scholarships (check eligibility)

April-May

  • Discuss plans with parents, refer to the GEC Parents page.
  • Apply for a passport or renew it if due to expire within 6 months of program’s end.

August (semester before)

  • Start the two-step process: Apply to the program of your choice and establish your UNH Study Away Eligibility
    • In UNH-Via favorite your program to your dashboard and start the application.
    • The UNH Eligibility form can be found within this application.
    • It may take up to two weeks for your Dean’s Office to notify GEC of your status.
  • Reconnect with your academic advisor(s) if you have questions about fulfilling major or minor requirements and/or if you need forms signed.
  • Make an appointment with your study abroad advisor if you have questions about programs, your plans have changed and/or you need forms signed.
  • Use GEC study abroad walk-in hours for quick questions and turning in forms, check homepage for times.

September

  • September 25 Deadline - Apply to spring program of your choice in UNH-Via.

October

  • October 15 Deadline – Submit all mandatory items found on your UNH-Via dashboard.
  • Apply for a student visa if required.
  • If you live on campus, petition to be released from housing contract.

November

December

  • Attend mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation, typically the first Saturday in December.

* UNH Managed program checklists may differ. Check with your program advisor.