Study Abroad Interest Sessions
The First Step to Education Abroad!
First Step: Interest Session
We are excited to help you begin your journey! The first step is to attend a Study Abroad interest session. This is where you will learn about programs, the application process, funding, courses available, health and safety, and so much more. Whether you are new to study abroad or well versed in the opportunities available, our study abroad advisors are available to help you pick a program best suited to your goals and guide you through the application process - making your study abroad experience one of the most memorable, rewarding parts of your ETSU experience.
Before you sign up, make sure you schedule enough time to:
Attend an interest session, this is important so you get all the information you need. Once you figure out what works best for your schedule, register using the linked form below. *If you are planning on attending an ETSU Faculty-Led trip, you are exempt from attending an interest session as the faculty leader will likely have their own type of informational session.
Talk with an education abroad advisor, your academic advisor, and your financial aid advisor to make a plan for studying abroad.
Apply in the Bucs Abroad Portal prior to the deadline of the semester you are wanting to go abroad.
To sign up for an Interest Session, click one of the images below to see upcoming dates!
Do our Interest Sessions not fit into your busy schedule? No worries! Please email email@example.com prior to the deadline of the semester you are wanting to study abroad, and we can create an additional session that will fit your schedule!
Please Note: You are REQUIRED to attend an interest session before you apply to a program through the ETSU Study Abroad Portal. However, if you are going to be going on an ETSU Faculty-Led trip it is not required as the faculty leader will likely have their own type of informational session.
What will I learn during an interest session?
Looking at the qualifications needed like your class standing, GPA, language requirements, and credit policies.
Different Program Options
Discuss different types of programs for:
- Summer and Winter Terms (10 - 60 days)
- Semester Programs (Semester or Academic Year Abroad)
Cost and Scholarships
Estimated costs, financial aid, budgeting, fundraising opportunities, payment plans, deposits and billing, and scholarship opportunities such as:
- ETSU Study Abroad Scholarships
- Affiliated Organization Scholarships
- External Scholarships
Campus Advising Contacts
Give you information about who to contact for:
- Financial Aid
- Transcript Analyst
- Department Chairs
- And more!
How to Gain Course Credit
Information about filling out the Study Abroad Credit Approval (SACA) Form and things you should be discussing with your advisor about what courses/credits will transfer.
We are here for YOU! We want you to have the best experience possible. Please ask us questions about specific things you are interested in.
Look into information abour passports, visas, airfare, and other information for parents and family.
Health and Safety Concerns
Discuss different health and safety concerns, policies, restrictions, and COVID FAQ concerning traveling abroad.
Time set aside for YOU!
There will be time during the session to ask questions, voice concerns, and tell us about your interests or experiences!