The Office of Study Abroad at UA-Little Rock seeks to find programs that allow students to experience a international experience that highlights and compliments their UA-Little Rock academic degree. Study Abroad, at it’s core, is an academic-focused experience.
Setting up an Advising Appointment
As you’re deciding on the program that best fits your academic, personal, and career goals, you can set up a study abroad advising appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. At this appointment, the Study Abroad Staff can talk with you about program selection, budgeting for study abroad, and what to expect during your study abroad experience.
In order to best serve all students who are interested, planning, and returning from a study abroad experience, the Office of Study Abroad is slightly changing our appointment policy. Beginning Fall 2018 (August 20, 2018), the Office of Study Abroad will have walk-in hours from 2:00-4:00p.m. every Wednesday, and from 3:00-5:00p.m. every Thursday. Outside of these times, please email email@example.com to book an appointment. If you are 15 minutes late for your appointment, we will ask that you reschedule.
Study Abroad Coursework
Prior to departure, all study abroad students are required to have their study abroad coursework pre-approved using the Course Pre-Approval Form. Study Abroad will work with you to meet with the appropriate academic departments to do so in a timely manner.
Registering for Classes
Upon submission of a completed Study Abroad Course Pre-Approval Form, Study Abroad will directly enroll you in the appropriate number of Consortium hours. The Study Abroad Consortium Placeholder Courses (CONS) allow you to maintain your enrollment at UA-Little Rock while abroad.
Study Abroad Transcripts and Grades
All study abroad students are responsible for ensuring that UA-Little Rock Study Abroad receives an official transcript from their host institution. Note that your host institution may take longer than expected to produce your official transcript. Upon receipt of the official transcript, Study Abroad will work with you to get your Study Abroad Course Approval Form and transcript to the appropriate academic department for final grading. The final grades will be submitted to UA-Little Rock Records and Registration for processing as UA-Little Rock credit, and will count toward the student’s GPA.