Create an Account on AbroadOffice
The AbroadOffice system will take care of the IIT-side of your study abroad application. Sign up for free, start your planning and use this opportunity to think about why you want to study abroad. Creating your profile also gives you the ability to keep the Study Abroad Office informed about what you are considering in terms of an abroad experience. If we get any new information on programs that fit your study abroad plans, we’ll be sure to get in touch with you. Create an account on AbroadOffice.
Talk to Your Advisors
Discuss your plans to study abroad with your academic advisor to ask him/her if it will fit in with your major and your academic program. Be sure to keep your other advisors in mind too. For example, contact your athletic coaches and/or ROTC commanders to see if there are special considerations with regards to timing or requirements. With enough planning, you could easily work your curriculum around your study abroad experience.
Research Program Options
Finding a study abroad program that meets your academic interests and personal goals is an important first step in the international learning experience. The more clearly you can articulate what you hope to gain from the experience, the easier it will be to narrow your program options.
Learn more about program options and how financial aid transfers on our website. In addition, you can keep track of your programs on the Study Abroad Worksheet.
Then, go to your AbroadOffice account to review programs, destinations, and application forms. Don't forget to try the advanced search option to find a program specific to your major or preferred host country!
Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
Once you have decided on a few programs that would work for you, drop by during walk-in advising hours. No appointment is necessary.
If walk-in hours do not work for you, please either contact the Coordinator of Study Abroad or schedule an appointment. We’ll be glad to help you with the research and selection process and we’ll advise on program options and benefits.
Complete the Initial Permission Form
The Study Abroad Approval Form is the first official declaration of your desire to study abroad and can be completed through your AbroadOffice account. If you would like to study abroad with a program not listed in AbroadOffice, submit the External Study Abroad Program Initial Permission Form instead.
Once the Study Abroad Office approves your application, you’ll be ready to discuss how federal financial aid and IIT scholarships apply toward your chosen program and what courses to take. Representatives will sit down with you and make sure you understand what you can take abroad with you and how your courses will transfer back to IIT.