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Guidelines for All Majors

  • Generally, students study abroad between their second semester of sophomore year through their junior year. The decision when to study abroad should be made in consultation with the student’s academic adivisor.
  • Students need to let their academic advisor know as soon as possible about their desire to study abroad so they can meet to discuss their study abroad goals and how to fit this experience into their specific academic program and graduation requirements.
     
  • Even after courses abroad have been equated to courses at AU, students must review final course selection with their academic advisors.
     
  • It is recommended that students complete at least 80% of their general education requirements before studying abroad.

Major Specific Advising Sheets

The following major specific advising sheets will help students determine the right study abroad program for their major.  These guides have been created by AU Abroad in conjunction with the corresponding AU department.

Art
Asian Studies
Business
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
CLEG
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Pre Medical
Pyschology
Public Health
Spanish Language and Latin American Studies

Programs approved for Business Majors

Please note: AU Abroad advisors are currently updating the SIS major advising sheets to incorporate recent changes to the SIS curriculum. 

Language Cheat Sheets

These language guides will help to determine the proper study abroad program for a student based upon the program's language prerequisite, structure, and individual student language level. 

Arabic Language Options
French Language Options
German Language Options
Spanish Language Options

Advising Sheets for Other AU Student Groups

Athletes Advising Sheet

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