Advising Students Abroad
While abroad, K-State students are encouraged to keep in contact with their regular Academic Advisor regarding two main topics: updating course enrollment while abroad, and enrollment in K-State courses for the semester after they return.
Advisors should also know that the Study Abroad Office encourages students, before departing the host country, to request that their transcripts be sent (or ensure that their institution is sending) directly to the Director of Study Abroad, Karli Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the following address:
Attn: Karli Webster
Office of International Programs
Kansas State University
304 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506 – U.S.A.
It is also recommended that students request a copy of their transcript for their own records.
Updating Course Enrollment While Abroad
While applying for a study abroad program, all students who will be transferring credit back to K-State are asked to complete an Academic Approval Form. However, upon arrival and course registration, a student's course selections may change. If the student adds new courses, which are not listed on the Academic Approval Form, we encourage the student to contact their Academic Advisor, or a designated representative from their Academic Department or College, to complete a revised Academic Approval Form. This will help to facilitate a smoother credit transfer process and remove the need to complete a Request for Validation of Credit form upon the student's return.
Enrollment in K-State Courses for the Semester After Return
While abroad, students will need to enroll in courses at K-State for the semester following their time abroad (if they are not graduating after their time abroad). Although students are encouraged to determine the courses they will take at K-State after studying abroad before they depart, they may be in contact with you regarding course enrollment via email. Students may also need to have advisor flags removed. We appreciate your willingness to work with students via email, instead of in person, during this time.