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The Barrett Honors College highly encourages its students to enhance their educational experience by traveling. Travel and study in the United States and beyond expands students’ global perspective and adds knowledge and awareness they cannot receive with just a basic university education. Our goal is to make all of our students embody the values of global citizenship that a holistic education represents. Students who have completed study-travel programs report that it is their most important and meaningful educational experience, one they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Today, no one will be able to be successful without having some familiarity with the world around them. That is an important element of an education, whether it’s in aerospace engineering or real estate or anthropology. In presenting the gold standard of education, it is all the more important for ASU’s Honors College to have a global component. -Barbara Barrett, former United States Ambassador to Finland, a trained astronaut, advisor to four American presidents on trade and defense policy and chair of the Aerospace Corporation. She and her husband, Craig Barrett, recently awarded a $2 million gift to ASU to support global citizenship programming in Barrett, The Honors College.
With advance planning, you should be able to fit study abroad within your four years at ASU. In Barrett we recommend that you first consider the program of your major and timeline for critical course requirements. Next, factor in your thesis/creative project timeline. Keep in mind that a thesis typically takes one semester of planning and then two semesters of execution. Study abroad can happen during this time but may require extra planning and work on your part before you leave and when you return.
|Year||Term||Recommended Student Action|
Optimal year to study abroad
Optimal year to study abroad
|Year 4||Fall - Spring||
Peer Advisors are ASU students who have studied abroad on various types of programs and who are here to help you get started on a journey of your own! They are prepared to help you understand the different types of programs offered, narrow down your program options, guide you on the application process, discuss program costs, and speak about student life abroad.
No appointments are necessary to meet with a Peer Advisor.
Your International Coordinator can answer your questions about specific programs, can talk you through the application process, and can help you find funding resources for your particular program on the Study Abroad Office website. Your International Coordinator is happy to meet with you multiple times to answer your questions, and he/she would be glad to schedule meetings in person, by phone, or via Skype.
Studying abroad is an investment in your future. Like any other type of investment, it requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets, and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad.
You can find a link to your program’s Cost Sheet near the top of the Study Abroad Office webpage for your program. The Cost Sheet will highlight the costs that are billed to your student account as well as additional estimated costs that are not billed to your student account but that you might expect to spend while abroad. Be sure to note what expenses are included in the fees charged by the Study Abroad Office, and remember to budget additional money for airfare, passport and visa fees, and personal expenses since these are not included in any Program Fee.
Once you have reviewed the Cost Sheet for your program and are aware of the costs you might expect to spend on your program, you can begin to make a plan for financing your study abroad program. You can receive funding for studying abroad through financial aid, scholarships and grants, and community-based fundraising efforts. We encourage you to:
We encourage you to speak to a Financial Aid Counselor, who can help you figure out how your financial aid might be applied to our study abroad program. Be sure to seek answers to the following questions from a Financial Aid Counselor:
For Barrett specific trips consider applying for a Barrett travel scholarship (applications due each Fall semester).
Check out the Study Abroad Office website to learn more about community-based funding, including tips and tricks for crowd-source funding. There is funding out there… you just have to ask!
Would you like help learning about your financing options? We offer bi-weekly in-person and online Financing Your Study Abroad Workshops. Join us in the MU on Monday afternoons or log in through Adobe Connect (find login information here) on Thursdays to learn how to finance your study abroad program through financial aid, scholarships and grants, and community-based funding.
Studying abroad with Barrett was truly an opportunity of a lifetime, and I am so extremely thankful to have endeavored on such an amazing educational experience. Initially when I began looking into the program, I was nervous as I pictured myself traveling abroad for the first time in my life. However, after researching the educational opportunities involved in the program and the activities that I would experience, it was impossible to say no.
-Heather Udowitch, member of Sun Devil Gymnastics
Traveling to multiple places while studying with colleagues is a unique opportunity and experience that not only you learn about yourself and the people around you, but you also develop connections with the world — academically and culturally.
-Julio Jr. Buntan, Applied Biological Sciences (Pre-Vet) Major.
Although students in Barrett, The Honor College can participate in any ASU study abroad program, Barrett recommends the following programs.