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Get Started

We encourage students to follow these steps when they are thinking about going abroad. If your student expresses interest in an international experience, refer to these steps to help them get started!  It's a lot to plan for and there are some big decisions to make, but don't feel overwhelmed!

You can always contact an Education Abroad Advisor by phone at 785-532-5990 or email overseas@k-state.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

1. Attend Study Abroad 101

Study Abroad 101 is a general information session hosted by Education Abroad.  Stop by to find out about programs, scholarships, and get all your questions answered!  For current dates and times, see our Important Dates and Deadlines page.

2. Learn about Our Programs

We offer hundreds of programs in over eighty countries, which vary by length, coursework, housing, and many other factors.  Check out Learn about Our Programs to see which type of program is best for you.

  • Search Our Online Database

Once you’ve thought about the type of experience you want to have, search our online database to find the programs that fit your interests.

  • Browse by Major or Minor

We highly encourage you to consider an education abroad program that best fits your major or minor.  When you browse by major or minor, you can download a Major/Minor Advising Program, or MAP, to provide you with basic information about education abroad programs, suggestions for faculty-led and exchange programs appropriate for your major or minor, and information about other relevant opportunities, scholarships, and financial aid.

  • Explore Past Student Experiences

Read testimonies of K-State students who have studied abroad to explore past student experiences and get a better idea of what you would like to study and where you would like to go.

3. Contact the Education Abroad Office

If you have any questions, or are ready to talk one-on-one about your options, make an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor.  You may call us at (785) 532-5990 or email the Education Abroad Advisor for your college directly. 

4. Find Courses

Research available courses in your chosen program to find those you would like to take while abroad, if applicable.  Begin your search with some hints and tips at Find Courses. If you are having difficulty finding courses abroad, contact your Education Abroad Advisor for assistance. 

5. Contact Your Academic Advisor

Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss appropriate coursework abroad.  Be prepared to share specific course descriptions with your Academic Advisor in order to complete an Academic Approval Form. If you plan to take any courses abroad for transfer credit, please be sure to read about the Academic Approval process


Download the How to Apply For a Program Flyer (PDF)