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Information for faculty and advisors

Faculty and academic advisors at The University of Alabama are encouraged to make students aware that:
  • Study abroad is an important part of their university education.
  • Every student can receive credit for study abroad.
  • There are scholarships and other funding sources available, including the use of existing financial aid.

When a student indicates an interest in studying abroad, there are many things you can do. Here are a few initial suggestions:
  • Encouragement is always first. It helps students to hear faculty and advisors say that study abroad is possible and worth pursuing.
  • Inform them that UA Education Abroad advisors hosts are available to meet with students throughout the year and discuss potential program options.
  • When advising students, ask if they have plans to study abroad. This question is particularly important when advising freshmen. The earlier they begin to plan, the easier it will be to find credits that will transfer to meet general education requirements and/or major/minor requirements.
  • Help the student to frame their preliminary questions. When will study abroad fit best in the student's degree progress, for how long could he/she remain abroad and stay on track? Thinking about those questions early will help students use time efficiently once they get to the point of selecting a program.

Class Visits
Faculty who wish to have an Education Abroad representative give a classroom presentation covering the basics of UA Study Abroad may email the Education Abroad Office.
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