First-Time Information Sessions

In order to better serve students, the Study Abroad Office offers First-Time Study Abroad Information Sessions each semester. These sessions help students understand the important elements of preparing for a successful study abroad experience including program selection, academic planning and credit transfer policies, financial aid and scholarships, essential travel documents, etc. 

It is required that you attend one of the following sessions or read the First-Time Advising Handbook below before meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor.

All Info Sessions are located in the International Programs Office (IPO) Conference Room. The IPO is located on the Ground Floor of the LLC Building #3.

Weekly Schedule

Click here to sign up for one of these information sessions. 

Day  Start  End 
Mondays  3:30 pm  4:20 pm 
Tuesdays  2:00 pm  2:50 pm 
Fridays  12:30 pm 1:20 pm

One-on-One Advising

After you attend an Information Session, you can schedule an appointment with one of our Study Abroad Advisors located in the International Programs Office (Ground Floor of the LLC Building #3, next to the LLC 24-Desk) to discuss your specific study abroad questions and to be sure you are on track. Please see our advising hours below and contact us to set up an appointment. Click on "Request an appointment" under an Advisor’s name. You'll be redirected to the UI Studio Abroad website and be prompted to login to Studio Abroad using your Vandal ID and password to make the appointment.

Advising Hours

Monday - Friday by appointment from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.

First-Time Advising Handbook

The Study Abroad Advising Handbook is a useful "first-step" for students interested in pursuing a study abroad experience. Students can read through this handbook in lieu of coming to a First-Time Information Session prior to meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor. The Advising Handbook covers topics such as selecting a program, financing the study abroad experience through financial aid and/or scholarships, credit transfer, and essential documents such as the passport.