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Define your goals:

  • Feeding a kangaroo in Cairns, Australia by Madison SankovitzWhat do I want to get from my education abroad experience?
  • How long do I want to go abroad? A year? A semester? A summer? A winter?
  • Do I want to study a language and if so, how proficient do I want to become?
  • Have I truly considered all of the locations available to me?
  • Do I need to fulfill major and/or core or gen ed requirements while abroad?
  • What kind of housing am I interested in? Host family? Apartment? Residence hall?
  • How will this experience fit into my life and career goals?
  • Do I want to volunteer or do service learning abroad? 
  • What do I want my day-to-day life to be like while abroad?

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