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The ASU Study Abroad Office administers more than 250 study abroad programs in over 65 countries around the world. Students can study abroad during the summer term, sessions A, B or C, during academic breaks, before/after semesters or full academic year. Participants in ASU study abroad programs earn ASU resident credit and grades for their studies, so that they may maintain progress toward degree completion and remain eligible for financial aid and scholarships.
Academic Advisors can play an important role in encouraging ASU students to study abroad, helping them achieve success on their study abroad program and assisting them in integrating the work they complete abroad into their ASU degree program. Students may be required to meet with you as part of the application process, or they may be referred to you by an SAO staff member – regardless of how the students find you, we want to ensure that you have the resources to successfully support your students who come to you to discuss studying abroad.
Course Equivalency Requests Context and Explanation
The Study Abroad Office (SAO) has partnered with Academic Transfer Credit Solutions (ATCS) to establish ASU course equivalencies for coursework offered on Partnership & Exchange programs. Check out the pre-approved course lists published on each program brochure page for details. New course equivalency requests may be submitted for any study abroad course that does not already appear on pre-approved course lists.
Students should submit equivalency requests as early as possible to assist them when registering for classes or making changes to their schedule. As an advisor, you are also welcome to submit new course equivalency requests on behalf of your students.
Credits and Grades Timeline
Credits and grades earned on Partnership & Exchange programs will post to ASU records approximately 3-4 months after the end of a program. The two most common causes of delayed posting of records are:
If your students and advisees are interested in studying abroad, you are the ultimate encourager to support this goal. We recommend meeting with him/her to have two discussions: one is conceptual about academic progress and another is practical to discuss degree requirements. Neither appointment requires extensive knowledge and training about study abroad programs. Rather, these appointments are focused on the student's academic progress.