For Students – Getting Started

Planning your study abroad experience can be exciting and overwhelming. We’re here to help from beginning to end!

Choose a Study Abroad Program

  • Attend a Study Abroad Fair or Information Session to learn about your opportunities
  • Explore the study abroad programs that UA Little Rock offers.
  • Choose two or three programs or locations that interest you. Choose programs that best fit your personal, academic, and career goals.
  • Meet with the Study Abroad Coordinator and begin your application to study abroad!

Preparing to Study Abroad

Once you are accepted to a study abroad program, you should make preparations for your life overseas. We advise you to use a variety of resources to research your destination and determine what you need to do before departure. Here are some resources:

  • Program-specific materials
  • Travel guides, websites, and credible news sources for your location
  • Faculty advisor/concentration department(s)
  • Study Abroad Staff
  • Relevant UA Little Rock Offices (Counseling Services, Health Services, Financial Aid)

These are a few of the resources that can assist you with learning more about your destination country, as well as provide you with general information on travel, health, safety, finances, academic policies, diversity considerations, cultural adjustment, packing, and more. You will greatly enhance your experience abroad by becoming well-prepared before you depart.

We also hold a general, mandatory pre-departure orientation each semester for all students going abroad.

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