The Typical Timeline
While the timeline below is the most common for GC students, you can spend nearly anytime during your sophomore, junior or senior year abroad.
- Spend a semester, academic year, winter term or summer abroad!
- Share your experiences with campus
- Meet with the Graves Center for Calling and Career to learn how to maximize your time abroad in your career/graduate school search.
10 Easy Steps
The study abroad process is rather simple but does take careful planning. The entire process is just ten steps:
The best way to start thinking about studying abroad is to explore our website. Be sure to read through the Program Options to start to consider where you might want to study abroad. Also be sure to read through the Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions to help guide your planning. You should also plan to attend the study abroad fair held each fall semester.
Once you’ve decided that you want to seriously consider studying abroad you should schedule a time to meet with the Director of International Studies and Enrollment.
In consultation with the Director of International Studies and Enrollment and your academic advisor you will select the program that is right for you and apply to that specific program.
Work with the Director of International Studies and Enrollment and the academic departments to select your courses and have them approved for transfer credit.
Semester/Academic Year ONLY: You will then need to register for INS000 (a 12 credit hour course that holds your place at GC) for the semester(s) you plan to be abroad. You will need approval from the Director of International Studies and Enrollment in order to register for this course.
Be sure to complete all of the appropriate forms before you go abroad to prevent issues in transferring your credit back to Georgetown College.
Remember, the Director of International Studies and Enrollment is here to help with any travel and/or visa questions. Georgetown College has partnered with StudentUniverse to offer discounted airfare to students. While it may not always provide the best price, the StudentUniverse website is a great starting point for booking travel. Also be sure to look at the Resources page.
Attend a pre-departure orientation with the Office of International Programs to prepare to be abroad.
Go abroad with your program and have a blast! Remember that the Director of International Studies and Enrollment is always here to assist you while abroad – you’re still a Tiger!