Preparing to Depart

You are about to embark on an exciting and rewarding experience. We hope you are getting excited about your upcoming term abroad, and undoubtedly you will have a lot of questions. To help you prepare for that experience, there are a few things you will need to do to stay enrolled at CSU while you are abroad, so follow the steps on the websites below to be sure you don’t miss a thing.

Complete Education Abroad Requirements

Log in to our on-line system, find the program you have been accepted to, and complete the requirements. If you have any questions, ask a education abroad advisor–we are happy to help!

Attend a Pre-Departure Orientation

Students must attend ONE of the general education abroad orientations held each semester. The orientations will cover travel, health, safety, and culture abroad and each orientation will cover the same information. Download and read the CSU Pre-Departure Guide to Education Abroad before the orientation–it will be referenced directly during the presentation.

Register for the CSU Education Abroad Course

For credit-bearing programs, overrides will only be granted upon completion of all CSU requirements for Education Abroad. Issuance of overrides will begin mid April for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year programs and mid November for Spring semester programs. Students must register themselves via RamWeb.

You must register for the CSU Education Abroad Course, SA 482, before first day of on-campus CSU classes of the semester you will be abroad.

Undergraduates:

The SA 482 ‘placeholder’ course is 12 credits during the fall and spring terms, and 6 credits during the summer term. Speak with your Education Abroad Coordinator if you are enrolling in a program during the winter break, or for program that is fewer than the 12 credits for the fall or spring term, or 6 credits for the summer term.

Registration Codes for undergraduate students:

  • Fall: SA 482 – 65406
  • Spring: SA 482 – 11530
  • Summer: SA 482 – 51392

Please note:

  • The SA 482 ‘placeholder’ course for summer terms are variable, so be sure to adjust the number of credits above 1 if you will be transferring more than 1 credit back to CSU while abroad
  • For fall and spring terms the default is a fixed 12 credits. Speak with your Education Abroad Coordinator if you are enrolling in fewer than the 12 credits for the fall or spring term

Graduate Students:

The SA 682 ‘placeholder’ course is 9 credits during the fall and spring terms, and 5 credits during the summer term. Speak with your Education Abroad Coordinator if you are enrolling in a program during the winter break, or for program that is fewer than the 9 credits for the fall or spring term, or 5 credits for the summer term.

Registration Codes for graduate students:

  • Fall: SA 682 – 65823
  • Spring: SA 682 – 15549
  • Summer: SA 682 – 51393

Please note:

  • The SA 682 ‘placeholder’ course for summer terms are variable, so be sure to adjust the number of credits above 1 if you will be transferring more than 1 credit back to CSU while abroad
  • For fall and spring terms the default is a fixed 9 credits. Speak with your Education Abroad Coordinator if you are enrolling in fewer than the 9 credits for the fall or spring term

Will you need a visa for your education abroad program?

Visa and Travel Resources