Study Abroad & Exchange

GE Credit Abroad

Take units toward your General Education Pathway

  • Take up to 18 units toward your pathway abroad.
  • Global Cultures GE Credit is to be granted to any student who takes at least 3 units while studying abroad. 
  • Complete all three upper division pathway requirements in a summer or one semester.
  • Such students still need to take an upper division GE Natural Science course.

Inquire in the Study Abroad Office (SSC 440) for more information.

All students who choose to take General Education Pathway courses abroad must get them pre-authorized by the corresponding GE Pathway Coordinator on campus.

The Study Abroad Office provides students with special GE Pathway Authorization forms during one-on-one advising sessions and application workshops. You can also find these forms in your online TREK account.

For more information on Modifications to the GE Pathway for study abroad students:

Capstone Course Substitutions:

Approved Capstone Substitutions-for students admitted prior to fall 2018 only.

Writing Intensive Substitutions:

Approved WI Substitutions-for students admitted prior to fall 2018 only.

Study Abroad Policy:

Modifications to Capstone and WI Requirements for Study Abroad (PDF) (for students admitted prior to fall 2018)

Modifications to Writing and GC Requirements for Study Abroad (PDF) (for students admitted fall 2018 and later)

Information Sessions

Where: SSC 410

Tuesdays from 4–5 p.m.
Wednesdays from 5–6 p.m. 
Thursdays from 11 a.m.–Noon
Fridays from 2–3 p.m.

*every week except for holidays, dead week & finals week

Important Deadlines
  • Fall & AY: April 15th
  • Spring: October 15th
  • Summer: April 1st
  • Winter: October 15th 

Important Note:

Some USAC/AIFS programs have an earlier deadline.

  • February 1st
  • Sept. 1st (S. Hemisphere)
Direct Exchange
  • Fall & AY: March 15th
  • Spring: October 1st
Faculty-Led Programs
  • April 1st
Gilman Scholarship
  • October 1st (11:59 CDT)
National Student Exchange
  • Fall & AY: February 20th
  • Spring: October 1st