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There are endless opportunities for NSU Sharks to go ABROAD!  

  • Study Abroad - Students enroll in courses at a foreign institution and transfer those credits back to NSU.  
  • Travel Study - Students take an NSU class that includes a travel component and is taught by an NSU faculty member.

Explore below for additional information about both options!

  • STEP 1: LEARN ABOUT STUDY ABROAD
    • Study Abroad Information Sessions: Mondays & Tuesdays - 9a & 4pm in the Office of International Affairs.
    • Education Abroad Fair: Early October
    • Sharks Abroad Week: Early February

  • STEP 2: TALK TO YOUR ADVISORS
    • Meet with your Academic Advisor and ExEL Career Advisor (if applicable).
    • Find out which term(s) is/are best for you to study abroad and which courses you may be able to transfer in from your study abroad program.
    • Make sure and discuss your plans with any other critical NSU advisors, such as your Razor's Edge program director, coaches, dual program advisors, etc.

  • STEP 3: RESEARCH PROGRAMS
    • Review programs on Sharks Abroad website and other study abroad search engines. 
    • Narrow it down to 1-3 programs.
    • Remember to consider the courses that are offered and what is (and what is NOT) included in the program fee when you are comparing programs!

  • STEP 4: EXPLORE FINANCES
    • Answer the following questions:
      • What aid will you be able to use on a study abroad program?
      • How will you fund the difference between the aid you have and the cost of your program?
      • What are the deadlines for the study abroad scholarships for which you are eligible?

  • STEP 5: APPLY FOR NSU APPROVAL
    • Submit your NSU Study Abroad Application by the deadline!
    • Deadlines:
      • Summer, Fall, and Academic Year Programs - March 15th
      • Winter/Spring Programs: October 1st
      • Deadlines may be flexible - contact sharksabroad@nova.edu to request an extension. 
    •  Do not make any financial commitments to your program until you receive your NSU study abroad acceptance email! 

  • STEP 6: APPLY TO YOUR PROGRAM
    • Apply to your study abroad program only after you have received your NSU Study Abroad acceptance email.
    • Make sure to meet their application and deposit deadline(s), which may be different/earlier than NSU's!
    • Confirm your study abroad participation once you receive your program acceptance and are sure you plan to go!

  • STEP 7: PREPARE FOR DEPARTURE
    • Complete all required NSU documents.
    • Attend the NSU Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation.
    • Complete all of your program's pre-departure requirements by the listed deadlines.
    • Obtain any necessary immigration documents.

  • STEP 8: GO ABROAD!
    • Stay in touch and complete all 'while abroad' assignments.
    • Come back and get involved in promoting study abroad to others!
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     DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE COPY OF THE STUDY ABROAD CHECKLIST

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Students who are interested in studying abroad should start by attending an information session! Attendance at an information session is the required first step before any individual study abroad advising appointments.  

Study Abroad Information Sessions
Mondays & Tuesdays - 9:00am & 4:00pm
Office of International Affairs
2nd Floor, Horvitz Administration Building, Room 253

Information sessions are led by OIA staff and/or peer advisors -- NSU students who have studied abroad!  No appointment is necessary, just show up and learn more about studying abroad!

Information sessions follow class schedules; if classes are not scheduled (breaks, holidays, weather cancellations, etc.) information sessions will not be held.

Questions? Email sharksabroad@nova.edu.  

APPLYING TO STUDY ABROAD IS A TWO-STEP PROCESS:
  • Step #1:  Apply for NSU Study Abroad Approval
  • Step #2:  Once you receive your NSU Study Abroad Approval, apply directly to your study abroad program. 

NSU's Study Abroad Application

You will need your SharkLink NSU login information (username and password) to apply.

NSU STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINES:
  • Summer, Fall, and Academic Year Programs - March 15th
  • Winter/Spring Programs: October 1st
  • Deadlines may be flexible - contact sharksabroad@nova.edu to request an extension. 
  • Do not make any financial commitments to your program until you receive your NSU study abroad acceptance email! 

PROGRAM PROVIDER STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION:
  • Apply to your study abroad program only after you have received your NSU Study Abroad acceptance email.
  • Make sure to meet their application and deposit deadline(s), which may be different/earlier than NSU's!

NSU works with many study abroad partners who offer study abroad programs around the world! 

NSU Study Abroad Destinations


Students may also search for programs using study abroad search engines such as www.abroad101.com and www.goabroad.com.  


 Students who wish to study on a program not currently partnered with NSU should contact SharksAbroad@nova.edu to discuss the approval process.

 

Every year NSU faculty members offer travel study programs to destinations around the world.

NSU Travel Study Destinations


New programs are often announced by faculty, programs, and colleges directly.  Talk to faculty within your major to inquire about future travel study offerings.

Meet NSU's Sharks Abroad Peer Advisors!  Our peer advisor team consists of students who have all previously studied abroad.  Look for our peer advisors at NSU tabling events, conducting our general information sessions, and giving presentations regarding the wonderful and rewarding experience of education abroad!  Our peer advisors are also available for one-on-one advising sessions to help you discover and create what your personal experience abroad can look like, assist with your applications, research scholarships, and more.  Contact sharksabroad@nova.edu or visit the Office of International Affairs for more information.

 

Karlee

KARLEE KALTZ

Karlee is a junior and an International Studies Major with minors in Global Engagement and Spanish. She studied abroad in London at University of Roehampton in the summer of 2017. Since then, she has been working at the Study Abroad Office to help other students along their study abroad journey. Studying abroad was such a positive impact on Karlee’s life and she wants to share this experience with others and aid them in their own travel journeys. Karlee will be going abroad again next semester to Granada, Spain.

 

Geormani

GEORMANI BROWN

Geormani Brown is from Tallahassee, Florida and a Junior here at Nova Southeastern University. Raised in a family of travel lovers, she decided to take her college journey abroad the summer after her freshman year. She was inspired to go to Barcelona first by her childhood idol Raven Symone and the movie “Cheetah Girls 2”. While there she stayed with a family and explored all that Europe as a whole had to offer. While she was only there for one summer, she believe it was an adventure of a lifetime.

 

Ariella

ARIELLA ERIN C. POON

Ariella is a sophomore Biology major and Studio Art minor. Over the summer of 2018 Ariella studied Physics I and II for eight weeks in Glasgow, Scotland. After a week of studying hard, she spent the weekends traveling all over Scotland, enjoying its natural beauty and famous spots featured in movies like Harry Potter. She never thought she would ever study abroad, believing it was out of reach due to her major and interests, but after spending a summer in Scotland, Ariella realized the entire world was open to her and to anyone. Now she works with the Sharks Abroad Office to encourage and assist NSU students in fulfilling their own abroad experience.

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