Getting Started

While planning for study abroad is exciting, it can also seem overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be. Here are eight easy steps you must take to get things started:

Step 1: Attend a mandatory Study Abroad Information Session, offered every Tuesday at 1 PM sharp in Murkland G17. Learn about the different types of programs, eligibility and credit transfer, and get tips on how to plan ahead—academically, financially and personally. 

Step 2: Meet the Study Away Eligibility Requirements. Submit a Study Away Student Eligibility Form to your Dean's office the semester before you plan to go abroad.

Step 3: Apply for your passport. If you already have one, it must be valid for 6 months after you return. You can have your passport pictures taken right here at UNH: www.unh.edu/oiss/passport-pictures.

Step 4: Research UNH study abroad programs and call providers for information and advice.

Step 5: Set up an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your plans and talk to study abroad alumni.

Step 6: Plan ahead: Look into financing & budgeting, scholarships, health, diversity, FAQs (see links on left). Talk to your Academic Advisor to discuss which courses you should reserve for your time abroad.

Step 7: Choose and apply to a study abroad program before:

  • March 15 (summer and fall)
  • October 1 (spring)

Step 8: Notify your Study Abroad Advisor as soon as you have applied.

Once you have gone through these steps, you will move on to the next phase: Applied-Accepted