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Prepare for Studying Abroad: Better prepare for your time abroad by taking IDS 154 (Introduction to Study Abroad).

Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities Step-by-Step

  1. Before beginning the process, please complete THIS FORMSTACK so that our office can learn a little more about your study abroad plans and how we may be able to best support you. You should receive a follow up email in 2-4 days with additional information and resources to guide you on your journey.
  2. Plan to attend Miami Abroad 101. This session is led by the Director of Education Abroad and Student Ambassadors. This session is offered on Zoom every Tuesday that classes are in session at 4:00 PM. Please email to register and receive the Zoom link. The purpose of this session is to provide you a general understanding of study abroad, provide resources, answer all questions.
  3. Utilize communication with our student ambassadors to answer any general questions you may have.
  4. Please for program options on the Education Abroad website. You can narrow down search parameters in your search or speak with our ambassadors to help you refine your search!
  5. Once you have narrowed down your search, please attend one of the Group Advising Sessions offered on Zoom in September (will be offered again in November):
  1. After each of these steps have led you through the initial steps in your study abroad discovery, you may call our office at 513-529-8300 to set up an appointment.

All students should consider the following when planning an experience abroad:

Application Requirements

  • Am I required to meet with an advisor

Program Selection

  • Which program is best for me?
  • When should I study abroad?
  • How long should I/can I study abroad?
  • How do I talk my parents into the idea of studying abroad?

Academic Requirements

  • Which graduation requirements can I fulfill through studying abroad?
  • How will my credits transfer back to Miami?


  • How much does it cost?
  • How can I apply for scholarships to fund my education abroad?

Travel Preparation and Safety

  • How do I prepare to study abroad?
  • Are there safety concerns I should be aware of?
  • What should I pack?
  • How will I use the transportation system?
  • How does my phone work abroad?

Living and Learning Conditions Abroad

  • What is it like being abroad as a _?
  • What is housing like abroad? Host family/campus housing?
  • Do I have to speak the local language?
  • How do I manage class in addition to everything else going on?
  • How difficult/easy are classes & assignments?
  • What should I budget for food and other personal expenses?

Planning Independent Trips/Tours

  • How will I plan independent travel weekends?
  • How much should I plan to spend?

Making Friends/Socializing

  • Do I have any friends going with me? Can I choose roommates?
  • Will it be easy to make friends?

Keeping in Touch with Family/Friends

  • How will I keep in touch with my family and friends?

Education Abroad

Contact Us

214 MacMillan Hall
531 E Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056

513-529-8608 (fax)


If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency abroad, please contact MUPD at 513-529-2222.

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