Plan & Set Goals
- Review the mission and goals for off-campus study that Beloit College has set.
- Work with your academic advisor to identify your own goals for off-campus study, both within Beloit's learning goals and in addition.
- Request an advising appointment with the Office of International Education, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the application system.
- Take advantage of opportunities to talk with other students, faculty and campus guests about off-campus study.
- Attend the Off-Campus Studies Fair in the fall to gather information about hundreds of study programs.
Select a program
- Use the OIE website to research program options that enhance your Beloit College education and build on your prior coursework and experiences.
- Attend an information session in the Office of International Education.
- Consult your faculty advisor, an advisor in the Office of International Education, and, for Beloit College and ACM programs, the advisor for the program.
- Use grade and credit translation information for study abroad programs when discussing academic plan with faculty advisor.
Apply one year in advance for Beloit College approval
- Attend an application session in the Office of International Education to get tips on how to prepare your off-campus study plan.
- Review the prompts for the essays that will form the heart of your off-campus studies plan, and begin drafting the essays well in advance of the deadline for submitting the plan.
- Important! If you are applying for a study abroad program for which the tuition close to or above Beloit College's tuition cap for off-campus study, in your plan you must discuss an alternative program below the cap and why that program also makes sense for you.
- Using StudioAbroad, the on-line application system for both study abroad and domestic programs, complete and submit your off-campus studies plan.
- Request recommendations from two faculty members and one student through StudioAbroad, the on-line application system.
- Be sure to get your advisor's recommendation using the on-line application system if he or she is not one of your recommenders.
- Print a copy of your unofficial transcript from the Portal. Bring to the Office of International Education by 4pm on the deadline date. You will schedule an interview with a member of the Committee on International Education when you deliver your transcript.
- If approved to study off-campus, complete a second application for the program or university.
- Complete an application for admission into your program, if required.
- Apply for a passport; make sure you understand visa requirements and application procedures.
- Draw up a budget for your off-campus study and adjust your financial aid package. The Office of Financial Aid can assist you with these. Make sure to complete a Power of Attorney form for the Accounting office to manage your loans while you are away.
- Attend an orientation session held by the Office of International Education.
- Submit the paperwork required for your off-campus program to the Office of International Education and/or your program/university. This includes a Medical History Form which may require an appointment with a doctor.
- Read information about the program/university you will attend.
- Meet the health and health insurance requirements for your Beloit program, or non-Beloit program/university.
- Be knowledgeable about policies related to off-campus study.
- Register for 3 units of off-campus study during the fall or spring registration period.
Deadlines for Submitting Off-Campus Study Plans
Study Abroad: November 1 and February 1 for study abroad in the following academic year
September 15 for study abroad in the spring semester, pending space and budget
Domestic Programs: February 1 for off-campus study in the following academic year
September 15 for off-campus study in the spring semester, pending space and budget