Studying abroad for a summer, semester, or year may be that defining moment in your educational career that will change your life forever and influence how you live your life.
Studying abroad allows you to explore another culture, learn another language, try new foods, discover new sports, realize a new career path, impress potential employers, make new friends, and go on an amazing adventure!
Honors College students have studied abroad in countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
How do I plan for my Study Abroad Experience?
The Honors College (HC), in partnership with the Office of International Programs (OIP), helps HC students add an overseas study abroad experience to their FAU degree. Honors College students must complete at least five weeks abroad (total time spent abroad in the program) and earn at least 3 academic credits from FAU or another approved, accredited institution in order to fulfill the non-classroom learning experience requirement. Students interested in studying abroad are strongly encouraged to begin planning a year to six months prior to the semester they wish to go abroad. Below are some helpful guidelines to help you get started on your path.
International students must also consult with the Office of Diversity Services to learn of immigration requirements for study abroad. For further information, contact the Office of Diversity Services (SR 117, t.561.799.8585).
Survey the landscape of study abroad opportunities. Fill out the study abroad inquiry form, which will allow the Office of International Programs to gather resources and information relevant to your particular interests and objectives. You will learn about options through FAU, other universities and independent program providers.
Meet with your Study Abroad Advisor.
Madison McShane, Assistant Director, Study Abroad, t.561.297.1080, the Jupiter campus representative from the Boca Office of International Programs, can assist you in planning and preparing to study abroad.
Receive pre-approval for your choice of coursework from your faculty advisor. This ensures that the courses will transfer and fulfill specific requirements of your curriculum as planned.
Decide on a program and apply. Once you have chosen your program, after consultation with both the Coordinator of Academic Programs and your faculty advisor, all students MUST complete the Study Abroad Application with the OIP prior to applying to your abroad program, including all supporting documentation and the applicable application fee.
Request your transcript from the institution abroad. The original transcript should be sent to:
Florida Atlantic University
Office of International Programs
Attention: Madison McShane
777 Glades Road, GS 212Q
Boca Raton, FL 33431
The Office of International Programs will work with the FAU Registrar’s Office to ensure that your credits and grades are appropriately posted on the FAU transcript. A copy of the transcript will be forwarded to the Honors College for your file.