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Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities Step-by-Step

  1. Plan to attend Miami Abroad 101. This session is led by the Education Abroad Advisor and Student Ambassadors. The purpose of this session is to provide you with a general understanding of education abroad opportunities, provide resources, and answer all questions. Please register here: Miami Abroad 101

    • This session is offered on Zoom every Tuesday and Wednesday when classes are in session at 4:00 PM.
  2. Utilize communication with our Study Abroad Ambassadors to answer any general questions you may have! Are you deciding between two programs, for example? Just drop by the Education Abroad Office in MacMillan 214!

  3. Search 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!

  4. After each of these steps has led you through the beginning of your study abroad discovery, you may call our office at 513-529-8600 to set up an appointment to speak with an advisor or stop by our office on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 for drop-in advising.

  5. Are you planning to transfer credit to Miami University from abroad? Attend the Zoom Presentation on Transfer Credit and the Electronic Consortium Form on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. Email to register!

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?
  • 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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