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1st STEP: How To Get Started

Group, SanSebastianFirst - Attend an Informational Meeting.

Second  - Create a profile - click on 'Login' at the top of this website. You can save programs that interest you to your profile.

Third - 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.  If you are a newly admitted transfer student to HSU, it is advised that you do not apply to study abroad your first semester with HSU.  Please note, if you are brand new to HSU and have not yet established yourself as an HSU student, you are restricted to CSU IP and/or Bilateral Exchange programs only!

You can read about the program types here:

Fourth - schedule a meeting with the Study Abroad Advisor.

For most programs, you will need to complete two applications.  A risk management application through the HSU GoAbroad Portal, and the application directly to your program. Application materials become available in this portal approximately 6-9 months prior to the study abroad term. 

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 don't 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. It must be valid for 6 months after you plan to return home.