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How to Start the Study Abroad Process

Ariana - ScotlandFirst  - you need to create a profile - click on 'Login' at the top of this website. You can save programs that interest you to your profile.

Second - Please read through each of the program types to help you decide which is best for your personal and academic needs. HSU offers many different types of programs for students to choose from. These programs differ in types of credit offered, types of financial aid you can utilize and length of time. Make sure you meet the prerequisites for the program and complete a Cost Comparison Worksheet to make sure you can afford the program.

You can read about the program types here:


Third - call 707 826-4142 to set up a meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor.
 
You will complete the majority of your application on-line through your HSU GoAbroad Portal. If you apply to a Third Party program you will complete the application on the Third Party program website. Application materials become available in this portal approximately 6-9 months prior to the study abroad term. 
 
Students may only apply to one program per academic term. If you would like to change programs during Audrey and the grafittithe application process, please contact a study abroad advisor.

Start planning to study abroad early in your academic career. Attending an informational meeting in your freshman year is a good idea. Some programs require you to have junior standing but for many others you do not have to wait until your junior year to study abroad. For some students it is easier to find courses abroad that will help them progress towards graduation in their sophomore year. Scholarship deadlines have no relation to program applications dates - sometimes they are earlier. Plan early!


 
You must have a passport to travel abroad. If you have a passport it must be valid for at least 6 months after you plan to return home.