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General Information

  • Forms – Authorization To Take Courses Abroad form, Financial Aid form
  • Under “Advising Materials”: Global Education Program Comparison Chart – This provides an overview and specific considerations for each of the main types of study abroad.
  • Also under “Advising Materials”: Academic Advisors’ Guide – This document provides an advisor-oriented guide to study abroad and the advisor’s role in the course authorization/credit transfer process, answers to some FAQs, links to other resources on campus for study-abroad related issues, etc.
  • Under “GEO General Information”: About the Global Education Office – Two-page overview of the mission and goals of GEO.

Pathways Course Substitution Review

Students who are preparing to study abroad or who have just returned from a program can have courses reviewed for Pathways credit substitution.  Please note that this process is only to be used for approval of transfer credit.  Students who take VT credit bearing courses can check with their adviser to see if these faculty led VT credits can be applied to pathways areas.

Other Resources

  • Advising guides – Guides are in the process of being developed for each major or department in each College. This is an ongoing effort, so stay tuned for updates! Contact for more information on developing a study abroad advising guide for your department. 
  • Navigate Referrals – Please connect students with our office for general advising using a referral in Navigate.
  • In Progress:
    • Curriculum mapping efforts
    • Future workshops
    • Funding for site visits
  • Please reach out to the Global Education Advisor, Katherine Santos ( to connect, get questions answered about specific student study abroad scenarios, general information about GEO, presentation requests and more.