Western Abroad 201 - Study Abroad Planning Workshops

Western Abroad 201 Workshop Details

Join EdAbroad advisors for an in-person workshop session to explore your education abroad options.

Requirements: Must have already attended an Western Abroad 101 info session. We encourage students to attend this workshop before committing to a education abroad program. 

Purposes: For students that are researching options for education abroad and would like assistance with:

  • how use our website to identify programs that meet your academic goals
  • the application process
  • how to find courses at your host university or program
  • prepare to talk with your departmental academic advisors about potential course equivalencies
  • consider your budget, financial aid, and scholarships

Please note: This workshop does not provide academic advising.

    Workshop Planning Tasks

    1. Review your Degree Works 
      • Degree Works is available on myWestern or in Web4U under the Students - Students Records section
        • Understanding Degree Works Worksheet
        • What If feature allows students to see how changing their major or minor will impact their progress to degree completion, as well as see how planned future classes would apply to degree requirements
        • Make a list of courses you still need for GURs, Major, Minor, electives, etc. 
        • Remember that Degree Works is an academic tool, it does not replace conversations with your academic advisors
    2. Review your Budget (optional)
      • Web4U - Financial Aid - Aid by Year - Award Overview
      • Review your budget and financial aid award
      • Consider Scholarships you are eligible for
    3. Explore Programs
    4. Get Organized to meet with your advisors
      • Gather syllabi and/or course information
      • Prepare questions to ask
    5. Apply

    Tips on Navigating Degree Works & Planning for Study Abroad

    Spring Quarter 2023 Workshop Registration

    Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4pm in Haggard Hall 101

    Register to attend a session.

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