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Start planning early! Study abroad is possible for students in every major, but it requires planning ahead. We encourage students to visit with Education Abroad as early as the first year. 

Check out these 10 compelling reasons to study abroad!

The Education Abroad Office primarily serves undergraduates, but there are some graduate study abroad opportunities as well.

Ready to Get Started?

  1. Review the Getting Started Guide to have all your questions answered about eligibility, choosing a program, the application process, and financial aid. All students in all majors are strongly advised to review the Guide early in their exploration.
     
  2. Research your program options on UMass Abroad. Too many options? Not sure how to find your best match? Meet with a Peer Advisor as often as you like!
     
  3. Reach out to your Academic Advisor to let them know you want to go abroad and map out your semesters. Think about when the best time(s) are for you to go and figure out what courses you can and want to take abroad. Find out if there are any classes you must take on campus, and when they are offered. Junior Year Writing and the Integrative Experience (IE) cannot be taken abroad.
     
  4. Can’t find what you are looking for? Send an email to abroad[at]umass[dot]edu or make an appointment with a Peer Advisor.  
     
  5. Connect with your Education Abroad advisor.

It’s never too early to think about scholarships or to renew or apply for your passport. As of June 19, 2020, there are significant delays in passport issuance, so apply as soon as possible.


The Education Abroad Advising Center closes on Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 and will re-open on the first day of the Fall semester for walk-in advising


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