Steps to Study Abroad

1. Attend an Information Session

Your first step is to attend a study abroad information session. Sessions are from 4:00-5:00 pm every Monday and Tuesday during the semester (except when the university is closed). Sessions are on the second floor of Hankamer room 263. You do not need to schedule an appointment for these sessions just walk in! You must attend a session before you will be allowed to make an appointment with an advisor. This will allow you to learn about: 

  • Program options
  • Application requirements and deadlines
  • Costs
  • Financial Aid 
  • And more! 

2. Research Study Abroad Opportunities

First, ask yourself. "What am I planning to do?" as opposed to "what location am I looking for?"


3. Make an Academic Plan 
  • Study Abroad - Course Plan Tool: Use this to put to get a list of primary and alternate courses that fit your 4-year plan. 
  • Speak with your academic advisor about your potential study abroad aspirations. Bring the course planning tool to help you.

4. Make an Appointment With a Study Abroad Advisor and/or Program Director
  • Ready to talk with an advisor? Schedule an Advising Appointment here! (Make an appointment after you have gone to the study abroad information session).
  • For faculty-led summer program information, reach out to the program's director. Their contact information can be found on the brochure page of that program in Bearsabroad.
  • Are you the parent of a Baylor Bear? We would love to meet with you too and answer all of your questions! Sign up for a Parent Advising Appointment and see our parent information page here

5. Research Funding Opportunities 
  • Funding opportunities are available to study abroad students through scholarships. 
  • Global Programs, individual colleges, and academic departments, and other resources outside the university may have scholarships available.  

6. Submit your Application 

Once you have decided on a program, go ahead and apply!  The applications can be found on our BearsAbroad website with an "Apply Now" button on each program's brochure page. Opening an application does not commit you to the program, but it will allow you to begin completing some very necessary steps in the application process.

Bears Abroad Applications for each program generally open 10-12 months in advance (i.e. Fall 2022 applications will open sometime in Fall 2021

Center for Global Engagement

Hankamer Academic Center, H 160.01
1428 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76798

One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012

(254) 710-1461