The valuable life skills you acquire from studying abroad are put into practice long before you arrive in your host country. The Center for Global Engagement – Study Abroad office is available to guide you along the process of selecting and applying for your program, and the process of preparing for departure. Although we can suggest resources and highlight certain programs, we rely on you to conduct a significant amount of research and meet with your academic advisor and program director to identify the best learning abroad program match for you.
1. Attend an Info Session
Info Sessions are offered every Monday/Tuesday at 4pm in Hankamer H160 during the semester. You will hear from the Study Abroad team and former Study Abroad students about how Study Abroad works, where to begin, final steps, and everything in between!
2. Consider Which Type of Program Interests You
Would you would like to go for a semester, year, or summer? A semester or year program offers the opportunity for a more immersive experience than you may get on a short term program. There are both, group semester programs and independent semester programs, students can choose from.
How about an internship? You can take courses and take a for-credit internship in your country of study. Baylor works with partners who connect students with internship opportunities in their area of interest and study for either a summer or semester to earn 3-6 credits. Our Baylor students have interned in the UK, Chile, Australia, and Czech Republic (to name a few!)
3. Tell Your Academic Advisor
Contact your academic advisor and let them know you want to study abroad! They can help make sure that the program and courses you ultimately choose will work with your degree plan and keep you on track!
4. Consider Your Academic Schedule
In conjunction with your academic advisor, start looking at which courses you need to graduate and which ones you can take while abroad. Work with your academic advisor to come up with a list of courses you can take abroad to stay on track. Then bring that list to your study abroad advisor to help determine which programs make the most sense for you!
5. Make an Appointment With a Study Abroad Advisor and/or Program Director
Set up a meeting with a study abroad advisor to talk more specifically about options, information, and courses. If you are interested in a summer study abroad program, contact the specific program director to get more information. Their contact information can be found on the individual program pages.
6. Apply to a Program on BearsAbroad
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.
Bears Abroad Applications for each program generally open 10-12 months in advanced (i.e. Fall 2020 applications will open sometime in Fall 2019).