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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12am

The best way to stay up-to-date with Study Abroad Office developments is to subscribe to our twice-per-term newsletter. Our most recent issue arrived in inboxes today with our 2018–2019 promotional event calendar, faculty-directed program proposal details, a new scholarship opportunity for students in Spring 2019 and much more.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12am

We’re kicking off the Spring 2018 semester by hosting events to highlight study and intern abroad opportunities! Please encourage your students to attend to learn about study abroad opportunities for this summer, next fall or the next full academic year at an informational event at a campus near you. It's great timing to learn more before our March 1 application deadline.

At these events, students can expect to meet ASU professors who lead programs, chat Study Abroad Office staff and discover programs that go to all 7 continents (yes, including Antarctica!) and fit with their degree plans. If you'd like to help us spread the word, please feel free to use our flyers, email headers and social graphics in this shared Google Folder.


  • West - Tuesday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
  • Online (webinar for ASU Online students) - Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. MST 
  • Downtown Phoenix - Thursday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Polytechnic -  Thursday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Tempe - Tuesday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Online (webinar for ASU Online students) - Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. MST
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12am

We’re celebrating International Education Week by hosting events on each campus to showcase study and intern abroad opportunities. Please encourage your students to attend and learn how to study abroad this summer, next fall or the next full academic year. The Study Abroad Showcases take place November 13-16.

Students can chat with ASU professors who lead programs, meet Study Abroad Office staff and discover programs that go to all 7 continents that fit with their degree plans.


  • Online (webinar for ASU Online students) - Monday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. MST
  • West - Tuesday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tempe - Wednesday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    
  • Downtown Phoenix - Thursday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Polytechnic -  Thursday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12am

We're constantly working to grow and improve our robust study, intern and research abroad offerings to best serve the needs of all ASU students. Through this newsletter, we want to keep you informed on the latest developments and opportunities to share with your students. Anyone that's a part of the ASU professional community (including advisors, faculty and staff) is welcome!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12am

One of the primary goals of the Study Abroad Office (SAO) at ASU is to reduce academic barriers that prevent students from studying abroad.

The SAO is committed to partnering with ASU colleges, schools, departments and units across all ASU campuses in order to align the curricular needs of ASU students with study abroad program options. Advisors play a crucial role in a student’s decision to study abroad.

With that knowledge in mind, a key part of our curriculum integration initiative is to work alongside advisors to learn about the curricular needs of their students and then to build new programs and/or enhance current offerings, making it possible for students of all majors to study abroad.

We welcome the partnership of ASU advisors and look forward to working with you to encourage more ASU students to become global Sun Devils! Please contact Paula Balzer at if you would like to discuss curriculum integration efforts for your students.


What are the benefits of studying abroad?

By studying abroad, ASU students have the opportunity to develop a global perspective on their field of study, gain a sense of direction and purpose for a future career and begin to build a network of professional contacts around the world. Potential employers value the skills students gain abroad such as critical thinking, problem solving, flexibility, adaptability, confidence and other cultural competencies. Read more about why students should study abroad.

How do students fund study abroad programs?

Financial aid, including many ASU and non-ASU scholarships, can be applied towards ASU-sponsored study abroad programs. A number of semester length programs are comparable in price to what students pay at ASU or within $1,000. Students can compare the cost of programs on this page. Students can also search for funding using our Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants Search.

In addition, more information on study abroad grants and scholarships is available on the Study Abroad Office website as well as ideas on how to generate community-based funding. Students can learn more about funding options by participating in an in-person or online Financing your Study Abroad Workshop that occurs multiple times per month. 

Can ASU Online students study abroad?

Yes. Interested Online students should plan early and talk to their ASU academic advisor about the best time to study abroad as an ASU Online student. Online students can start at this link, and compare the cost of semester programs on this page. All International Coordinators are available for Skype or telephone appointments, and students can speak with a Peer Advisor in our office via phone or Live Chat on our website. Advisors who have questions about a specific student can contact for assistance.

What kind of credit do students receive from a study abroad experience?

Participants in any study abroad program will earn ASU credit and grades for courses completed on the program. Read more about Credits and Grades.

Do students have to know a foreign language to study abroad?

No. Coursework taught in English is available in most regions of the world.

Can students complete an internship while studying abroad?

Yes. There are two types of programs students can do to complete an international internship. Some study abroad programs combine coursework with internship placements that earn academic credit. Read more about the two international internship program options for students here.

Are Study Abroad Office staff only on the Tempe campus?

No. Staff are regularly present on the Downtown, West, Polytechnic and Online campuses to better serve the needs of all students. Read more about the dates, times and events at the bottom of this page.

How can I stay informed on the latest developments with programs and scholarships?

Subscribe to our twice-per-term newsletter that delivers updates and resources to keep ASU staff and advisors current on opportunities for students.

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Mandy Nydegger, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Global Education Office
Arizona State University
Phone: (480) 727-4751

Shira Burns
Assistant Director
Global Education Office
Arizona State University
Phone: (480) 965-4783