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The Journey Begins: Study Abroad Workshop Series

Your study abroad journey begins here! While international travel might be on hold for a bit, there's no better time than now to start planning your study abroad experience.

During the Fall 2020 semester, the Study Abroad Office will be hosting a workshop series dedicated to answering all of your study abroad questions and helping YOU choose and apply for your best-fit program. Topics will include program types, when to study abroad, financing, tips from returned students, the importance of a global education for your career, identity-related themes and many more.  Check out the sessions below and get registered today. Make sure to check back frequently as new workshops will be added monthly. 

For every session you attend, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a study abroad prize pack. The more you attend, the more entries you'll have! Five winners will be selected and notified in December 2020.  

Interested in a session, but unable to attend? No worries! All sessions will be recorded and posted on this page after the event.

Where will you go?

Upcoming Workshops


Virtual Study Abroad Week

October 26 - 29, 2020

Ready to explore your study abroad options for 2021 and beyond? There's no better time than now to start planning! With over 300 programs available in more than 65 countries, this 4-day virtual event is a chance for you to learn about the variety of global experiences available to all ASU students.  

Throughout the week, you'll be able to explore the following:

  • Discover study abroad programs scheduled to run during Spring, Summer and Fall 2021
  • Explore faculty-directed programs and chat with the faculty who lead them
  • Meet Study Abroad office staff and get your questions answered by previous ASU study abroad students
  • Attend program-specific information sessions, learn about scholarships and financial aid, and get advice on how to get started planning your dream study abroad program!

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CIEE Open Campus: Flexible Programs to Build Your Own Adventure

Wednesday, November 4 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AZ

CIEE Open Campus programs offer maximum flexibility with a variety of academic offerings and Session A, Session B and Session C semester options. Learn more about how you can pair one, two or three six-week blocks in different countries for your ideal program length and cost. With a range of program sites throughout Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, why limit yourself to just one country? Join Barbara Young from the Study Abroad Office and Molly Beste from CIEE to discover if the Open Campus program is right for you!

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Supporting BIPOC Students: A Discussion with ASU Faculty & Staff

Monday, November 9 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. AZ

Dr. Renee Bhatti-Klug, Senior International Educator, Global Launch
Dr. Kevin Correa, Director, First Year Success Office
Olga Davis, Professor, Hugh Downs School Of Human Communication, Associate Dean of Barrett, The Honors College
Dr. Kyle Mox, Associate Dean of National Scholarship Advisement

Historically, study abroad education hasn’t helped all students in the same ways, and hasn’t been as accessible for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students. In seeking to provide a better education and more high-impact intercultural activities for all, BIPOC students, and their BIPOC Faculty, Staff and Allies should be at the center of the conversation. Join us for a round-table discussion with some of our amazing faculty and staff who are passionate about this work, and learn about their perspectives on the future of education abroad. 


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Workshop Recordings


Choosing Your Adventure: Partnership vs. Exchange Programs from Thursday, October 22

Learn about the differences between Partnership and Exchange programs, which both offer semester, yearlong and summer study abroad opportunities with a wide range of courses to choose from. This session covers everything from program support, academics, affordability and overall experience to help you narrow down which program type best suits your professional, personal and academic goals



Out and Abroad from Thursday, October 8

Travel for the LGBTQIA+ community can come with some extra considerations, especially for Transgender, Gender-fluid and Non-binary students. In partnership with Out@ASU Week, discussion will include unique cultural aspects regarding gender identity, travel logistics, health and safety and some great study abroad program destinations.



Study Abroad & Your Career from Monday, September 28

The professional benefits of studying abroad are endless. Whether you're still thinking about studying abroad or already returned from a program, this session, hosted in partnership with ASU's Career & Professional Development Services, will help you identify the impacts of studying abroad on your career. Learn how to leverage your study abroad experience and the skills you gain on application materials, discover how to effectively talk about your program in interviews and get tips for building your global network.



Financing Your Study Abroad from Thursday, September 24

Do you want to study abroad, but don't know if you can afford it? Do you want to know how financial aid works with study abroad? How do you find scholarships? Watch our Financing Your Study Abroad Program Workshop to get a jumpstart on the planning process. 





Choosing Your Ideal Study Abroad Program from Wednesday, September 16  

With so many different options, how do you choose the best program for YOU? In this session we will go over tips on what to think about before choosing a program. We'll review things you should consider including academics, location, timing, housing and finances. 


























Global Internship & Research Opportunities from Monday, October 12

Jumpstart your career by completing an internship or conducting research abroad. Learn how YOU can globalize your work experience by being matched with an internship or research opportunity with an internationally-based organization. Internships are available both in-person and virtual formats. Discover the benefits of pursuing hands-on global work experience, how to earn ASU credit, dive into programs offerings and steps to get started.





Global Intensive Experiences from Wednesday, October 7 

Global Intensive Experience programs, 7-12 days in length, are led by ASU professors and provide opportunities for hands-on experiential learning. Earn ASU credit that keeps you on track for graduation, and get to know your teachers on a personal level. During this session, we’ll review your program options, the benefits, and funding opportunities, and highlight unique Global Intensive Experience programs!



Decolonizing Study Abroad: Taking Ethical Activism from Local to Global from Monday, September 21

It is important not to overlook study abroad's history of perpetuating systemic inequities and neo-colonialism. By examining common ways this can happen, we seek to transform this narrative into the new global society that seeks to make positive change.



Study Abroad 101 from Thursday, September 10

Study Abroad 101 is your first step to seeing the world through an ASU study abroad program! This session covers all the basic information on program types, eligibility, housing, finances, searching for and choosing a program and the application process. You'll even get to chat with previous study abroad participants so come prepared with all of your questions! Where will you go?