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Study Abroad

Get Started

Thinking about studying abroad?  Here's how to get started!

Steps to Getting Started

  • Attend First Step Session.
    • Click here for the weekly schedule of sessions. If you are unable to attend a session in person, you may also view it online. Online video will be available in the fall.
  • Open an application!
    • Click here to open an application for fall, winter, spring, and year-long programs (year-long students should select fall quarter when opening their application).
    • For summer quarter AUP/UPPs, click here to open a summer application.
    • There is no commitment in opening an application. The OIE asks that all students open an application right after attending a First Step Session.
  • Review the Study Abroad Handbook in Canvas.
  • Got questions?
    • General Advising during  drop-in hours will be available in the basement of the I-House and at AAC on Fridays, a meeting with your region/program specific advisor during these times is not guaranteed.
  • Schedule an appointment with an OIE advisor.
    • Some DUPPs (please check Eligibility Requirements in program brochures) and all unaffiliated programs require an individual advising appointment with the region/ program's designated advisor in order to be eligible to apply.
    • Click here to schedule an appointment with an OIE advisor. 
    • You can also refer to the Which OIE Advisor Should I see? map to find your advisor. 
  • Register for the required INTZ course(s).
    • All undergraduate students studying abroad through OIE are required to take credit-bearing coursework related to their study abroad experience. Please refer to the DU Study Abroad Policies for more info.
  • Complete the DU Study Abroad Nomination Application  before the deadline (January 16th, 2020 for all 2020-2021 programs). Applications for summer quarter 2020 (AUPS & UPPs) are due April 5th, 2020.

These steps must be completed before the deadline. It typically takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete all steps. 

Don't forget that the application is just one small step of your study abroad journey!  You will have lots of preparation to do before you depart, too.

Where to find us

Office of International Education