Education Abroad Virtual and In-Person Events
The Education Abroad office prides itself on providing information sessions both big and small for students. We are determined to still bring students the most up-to-date study abroad information via our events whether they are in-person or via Zoom! Below are the descriptions of different events that our office offers. We will be updating this page to include not only our standard weekly events but also our one-time and large events like the Study Abroad Fair.
Study Abroad 101: Want to study abroad but not sure where to get started? In Study Abroad 101 we will discuss a variety of topics including program searching on our website, dispelling myths about Education Abroad, and providing an overview of the process & timeline for you to better plan your international Education experience. We recommend that all students attend a Study Abroad 101 session BEFORE seeing an Education Abroad Advisor. Study Abroad 101 is offered every day, at a set time, during the fall and spring semesters.
Visa Research Session: When a student is unsure about the visa process, this is where they can get a head start! The Education Abroad Advisors are here to help you research the next step in applying for a visa for the host country. We are NOT visa experts but are here to help research/point your students in the right direction. Visa Research Sessions are offered weekly in the fall and spring semesters.
Starting in January 2024, students studying abroad in *some Schengen countries for 90 days or less will be required to register for the virtual ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) travel permit. This information is current as of August 2022. Please visit the ETIAS website for the most up-to-date information and to acquire if needed. https://www.etiasvisa.com/
* Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland
Course Equivalency Workshop: Students who have been accepted into a study abroad program and need help/guidance through the course equivalency process are welcome to join! In the Course Equivalency Workshop, a Study Abroad Advisor will guide students through the electronic course equivalency process and answer any course equivalency questions you might have. Course Equivalency Workshops are offered weekly in the fall and spring semesters.
Money Matters Workshop: This workshop is meant to help address questions about financial aid, scholarships, and budgeting as they pertain to studying abroad. They are offered weekly.
Gilman Workshop: This information-style workshop is designed to first help students learn about the Gilman Scholarship and then work towards helping them revise their essays prior to submission. This is held every Friday at 1:30 in 142 BB Comer or via Zoom at the same time. If none of these times work for you, please schedule an appointment with a Gilman Peer Advisor here!
Walk-in Advising: Walk-in Advising is offered every Friday from 9:00-12:00. These are walk-in 10-minute advising sessions that are good for quick questions (full 30-minute advising appointments are able to be booked through our website).
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Advising: Virtual advising with UA Fulbright Program Advisor, Megan Legerski, is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the fully-funded opportunity to teach, research, or earn a graduate degree abroad after graduation and what makes a competitive applicant.