Getting Started: Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What are UNO’s requirements for studying abroad?
Almost any student in good standing can study abroad. Learn more about your eligibility here.
When can I study abroad?
Most students who study abroad do so during their sophomore or junior year, but students of all levels can find opportunities overseas. We recommend that you begin planning for a study abroad experience during your freshman year. Meet with an academic advisor to determine the best time to incorporate studying abroad into your degree program.
Where can I go?
We offer study abroad experiences all over the world. Take a look at our programs and search our program database in Via TRM to begin exploring your options.
How much will it cost?
Costs vary greatly depending on the program, but we will help you find a study abroad option that fits your budget. Find out more about costs and funding here.
Can I study abroad more than once?
Absolutely! We encourage students to begin studying abroad early in their college career so they have time to take advantage of multiple overseas opportunities. Read the stories of these students who have each studied abroad three or more times.
How do I know which program is right for me?
Start by visiting the Education Abroad Office and speaking with a Peer Advisor or attending one of our info sessions. Once you have learned about program options and the study abroad process, you can set your goals and identify your priorities with this worksheet. After you have a concrete idea of what you hope to gain from a study abroad experience, begin your program search. While we encourage students to spend time researching on their own, the Education Abroad Office is also happy to help you find the right program.
I don’t speak any languages besides English. Can I still study abroad?
Of course! Most programs offer some courses in English, and several international universities use English as the teaching language for all classes. However, if you are interested in learning or improving foreign language skills, study abroad is the perfect opportunity to do so. Look into program requirements and offerings to check the language of instruction and available foreign language courses.
The idea of being away from home scares me. Does that mean I shouldn’t study abroad?
Studying abroad is all about stepping outside of your comfort zone. We provide support and resources that will make the transition easier, and there are also several great tools that will allow you to stay in touch with friends and family. If you’re really concerned, choose a program that won’t require you to be away from home for too long.
Will my classes abroad count towards my GPA?
While your grades from the classes you take abroad won’t be factored into your UNO GPA, they will affect your cumulative GPA which can impact your financial aid. If you have questions, contact the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships.
Do I need to have international health insurance while I’m abroad?
Yes. A few programs include health insurance, but students participating in all other programs will need to purchase insurance through the Education Abroad office. Learn more about our insurance coverage here.
Do I need a passport? What about a visa?
All students traveling outside of the United States will need a passport. There are many factors that go into determining whether or not a visa is necessary. Students are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents prior to departure for their program. Learn more information here.
Where should I have my transcript sent from abroad?
Have your transcript sent to this address:
Our Campus. Otherwise Known as Omaha.
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