Frequently Asked Questions


*i want to study abroad! what do i do next?*

Come by the Study Abroad Office in Allgood Hall E134. Any of our staff are happy to speak with you about any trip you're interested in. They'll answer any questions you may have, give you information specific to different trips, and help you make the study abroad decision that's best for you.

*what are your waitlist policies?*

  • Students must put down a deposit to be officially added to a full program’s waitlist.
  • Your Terra Dotta “status” will be listed as “Waitlist.”
  • For those on a waitlist, if a spot does not open up OR you are no longer able to go on the program, your deposit will be refunded in early March. No exceptions.

*where do i find study abroad graduation sashes?*

If you would like to order a sash for graduation representing the country in which you studied abroad, you may do so through the JagStore or Vision Wear.

*how much does studying abroad/away cost?*

All study abroad programs vary in price. Please note that the program cost reflected on the page does not include tuition for the semester of study. While many programs include daily breakfasts or a few meals, you will also need to bring spending-money during your travels.  For more information, please visit:

*how do i know that the classes i take abroad will count towards my degree?*

While a study abroad course can fit anywhere in your degree, departments all have different requirements about what can count towards your major or minor. The study abroad staff can give you general information about the courses offered on a trip, but only your major advisor can tell you exactly how the classes will count towards your degree. We always recommend scheduling an appointment with your advisor just to double-check that you're getting the credit you're looking for.

*where can i find the course substitution request form?*

This form is used to request that a study abroad course replace a regular/on-campus course. You must complete it and have the appropriate individuals sign-off on it. 

*can i use financial aid or hope towards the cost of my trip?*

Yes, all financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You may schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to talk about your individual circumstances. 

*i have a full-time job and a family. can i still study abroad?*

The Augusta University study abroad program works to offer a variety of trips every year. Beyond varying in coursework and location, they also vary in length from one week to an entire summer, which means that there is likely a trip that fits your schedule. Stop by and speak with us to find a trip that's perfect for you! 

*is study abroad safe?*

Your safety is our priority, and we carefully consider safety when planning our programs. If you have any reservations about traveling to a particular country, we welcome you to visit U.S. Department of State for all safety information, travel warnings, and consular information they have.

*will i need a visa to go abroad? will i need shots and special medicine?*

Everyone who travels abroad will need a passport.  Different countries have different entry requirements, so your individual program director will let you know if you need a visa.  Visa costs are the student's responsibility unless otherwise noted.  Students who do not have U.S. passports should double check the entry requirements of their study abroad country to ensure they do not need a visa. 

You should consult your individual physician to receive medical advice about travel. Augusta University has a Student Health Travel Clinic where you can make an appointment if you do not have a personal physician. You can also look at the Center for Disease Control travel pages to see their recommendations for travel. Keep in mind that the Study Abroad Office does not monitor country-specific vaccines/shots/medicines, so be sure to take a look for yourself!

*i am interested in a program and/or experience abroad that is not listed as an augusta university program. what do i need to do?*

Any student seeking an opportunity to participate in an international experience must register with the Study Abroad Office. If you do not already have a program in mind, you may set up an appointment with our Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your options in further detail. You can also visit Individual Student Travel for more information.