Study Abroad Information
Important Note: Alcorn State University has revised its rules about Study Abroad for the 2021-2022 school year. A memo about those new rules was sent out by Provost Dr. Ontario S. Wooden on June 16, 2021. Please click button below to read that memo before applying for Study Abroad.
Study abroad offers students exciting opportunities to live and learn in another country for at least one semester while earning academic credit towards the degree at Alcorn State University. Students will take a full academic load at a foreign university in programs administered by ASU exchanges or U.S. based and accredited study-abroad providers. In some cases, the program will also include language enhancement, cultural immersion, and/or service learning.
Students who want to study abroad should start early by filling out the application form below and coming by the Office of Global Program for an initial advisement session. Global programs will collaborate with the student’s advisors and academic department in the planning process to ensure that credits earned abroad are fully transferable into the student’s curriculum at ASU.
Please click on the link below to watch the short video below on one Alcorn student's Study Abroad experience in Oman. If there is no sound, click the Volume indicator to unmute.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
All Alcorn State University students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above are eligible. Students may study abroad in their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Not all seniors will be eligible. Seniors cannot study abroad the semester in which they are graduating. If you are a senior, you should check with Global Programs about your eligibility.
How Will Students Pay for Study Abroad?
Students can use financial aid to pay for study abroad. However, financial awards for study abroad will be based on the program’s budget (including airfare and living expenses) established by the Office of Global Programs. In addition, students may be eligible for scholarships from various sources.
Study Abroad Handbook
Please click link for the Study Abroad Handbook, including the Study Abroad Policies.
Study Abroad Application and Instructions to Get Started
If you would like to begin the process of Study Abroad, please fill out the following ap
In addition, click the link below for instructions on how to get started with the Study Abroad process.
The U.S. Department of State has recently launched a new resource for U.S. students studying abroad. The Students Abroad website is a mobile-friendly site designed to provide students, parents, and study abroad coordinators with vital information related to studying abroad. This includes everything from how to get a passport to safety information while abroad.
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