After your advising appointment…
Consider your academic goals
- What subjects do I want to take? Do I want them to count for my major, my minor, my general education requirements, or do I want them as electives? Is there an academic focus not available at GC which I can study while abroad? How will I fit this study abroad experience into my overall degree plan?
- Please note that you will not typically receive quality points for courses transferred in from institutions abroad. Exceptions to this include credits earned through GCâ€™s Oxford Program, or courses taught by GC faculty abroad.
Consider financial plans
How much will my time abroad cost? What costs are included in the advertised program costs, and what do I need to pay separately? How will I pay for itâ€”parents, financial aid, travel scholarships? How do I plan a budget? Consult with the Financial Aid Office once you have completed a tentative budget, and/or if you need to apply for a student loan.