Getting Started

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

  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, credit transfer, etc.  
     
  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.
     
  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.
     
  4. Research UNH study abroad programs and call providers for information and advice.
     
  5. Set up an appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your plans and talk to study abroad alumni.
     
  6. If needed, talk to your Academic Advisor to discuss any requirements that you will need to fulfill while abroad. If you need Major/Minor or Discovery courses, make sure to look for appropriate equivalencies abroad, complete the course planning form and submit to your Study Abroad Advisor. 
     
  7. Plan ahead: Look into financing & budgetingscholarships, health, diversity, FAQs (see links on left). 
     
  8. Choose and apply to a study abroad program before:
    • March 13 (summer and fall)
    • October 1 (spring)

  9.  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