Checklist for Study Abroad Advising

Academic advisers play an influential role in guiding students through their college careers. While PIC consistently sends a message to our students that study abroad is an important part of their educational plan, we recognize that a unified voice from the campus community will enhance this message. Academic advisers can use the following checklist to help advocate for and advise on study abroad. 



  • Have you considered studying abroad? 
  • Have you attended a Study Abroad First Step Meeting? 
  • Do you know where PIC is located? 
  • Are you going to attend the Study Abroad Fair? 
  • Did you know financial aid, scholarships and grants can be used to help cover the cost?
  • Let’s discuss program options relevant to your degree plan.
  • How will study abroad enhance your academic/professional goals?
  • Let’s review your MyPath and highlight credits that can be taken abroad. 
  • Let’s determine how the credits you take abroad will transfer.

Your department can support study abroad students by having a discussion about how credits taken abroad will transfer, creating a major/minor advising sheet or by requesting a presentation on study abroad for your department, classroom or student organization. 


Page last modified July 8, 2013