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Planning to participate in a Sharks Abroad program requires careful planning and a lot of excitement.  Our Sharks Abroad team is here to help you navigate the process.
  • STEP 1: LEARN ABOUT SHARKS ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
    • Info Sessions by Zoom - schedule at www.calendly.com/sharksbroad
    • Fall 2019 Education Abroad Fair:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Don Taft University Center, Spine)
    • Winter 2020 Sharks Abroad Week: February 3-7, 2020

  • STEP 2: TALK TO YOUR ADVISORS
    • Meet with your Academic Advisor.
    • 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 1st
      • 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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The first step to becoming a Sharks Abroad participant is always to attend a Sharks Abroad Information Session.

Upcoming Information Sessions Via Zoom

Monday, August 31

Monday, September 21

Monday, October 19

Monday, November 9

By Appointment 

Students may also schedule an information session with a Sharks Abroad Peer Advisor at www.calendly.com/sharksabroad! 

After attending a Study Abroad Information Session, our Sharks Abroad Peer Advisors are here to help you with every step of the process!  

Click Here to Make A sharks abroad advising Appointment

The following resources will help students plan their Sharks Abroad participation:

  • Study Abroad for Razor's Edge, Fischler Academy, and Huizenga Business Innovation Academy Scholars
  • Study Abroad by Major [COMING SOON]

Every year the Sharks Abroad team plans opportunities for NSU students to learn more about program options, scholarship opportunities, and making the most out of studying abroad.  Below are our currently scheduled Sharks Abroad events and presentations:

Virtual Programs Event

Oh No! I Can't Travel: Virtual Study Abroad Options

  • Tuesday, October 27th - 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

  • REGISTER HERE

  • Come and learn about the new virtual study abroad and internship program options that our study abroad partners at the Sharks Abroad Office have implemented in their programs due to COVID-19. In this presentation, we will tell you about virtual study abroad, internships, benefits, and how each program offers this option in a variety of ways!
 

Ghostbusting Study Abroad Event 

Ghostbusting Study Abroad Myths

  • Wednesday, October 28th - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

  • REGISTER HERE

  • Study abroad isn't spooky! Join us to learn the truth about common study abroad myths.
  • In this spooky-themed presentation, our Peer Advisors will discuss what majors can go abroad, what courses are available, and more!
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Sharks Abroad Fair

  • Due to COVID-19, the fall 2020 Sharks Abroad Fair has been postponed.  Check back for future fair information.
  • Partners from around the world come together for NSU's largest Sharks Abroad event each year.
  • Learn about hundreds of different programs, scholarship opportunities, and resources on campus to help you plan your adventure.
  • Lots of raffle prizes and giveaways!
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Sharks Abroad Week

  • Check Back for the 2020-21 Sharks Abroad Week Schedule!
  • 10 presentations on specific topics to help students prepare for their Sharks Abroad journeys. 
  • Free food and raffle prizes at each presentation.
  • See the Winter 2020 Sharks Abroad Week schedule here.
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