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Study Abroad Getting Started

Getting Started

Scenic view in LondonIf you have been thinking about studying abroad, but don’t know where to go, begin by visiting the Office of Study Abroad (OSA); we can provide information about the types of programs we offer, what countries and cities you can go to, what terms you can study abroad, scholarships opportunities, and other relevant information to begin planning your new adventure. The earlier you start this process, the better.

Choosing your ideal program
At your first visit with the OSA, we will show you the best options we can offer based on your interests and major; you can tell us if you have a country or region of preference, and we will try to find a program in that location that fits your major. When debating between some options, we recommend you make your decision based on the course offering and career goals, since this experience will ultimately benefit you as a professional. 

Program approval
Your academic advisor will review the course content and make sure that your credits can be transferred to WT once you return, if successfully completed. By signing the Pre-Approval of Foreign Credit form, your advisor and dean agree to give you academic credit for the courses they approve before you depart. Please be aware that if you choose to change your pre-approved course or courses while you are abroad, we cannot guarantee that you will receive academic credit.

To make an appointment with the OSA, please contact us by phone: 806.651.5309 or by email: studyabroad@wtamu.edu. Our office is located in the SSC, Room 115A (right in front of the HUB).

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