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School of International Service Majors

NOTE--The list below contains recommended options only. Students are not limited to just these programs! For a comprehensive listing of options, complete university descriptions, and course listings, please visit AU Abroad brochure webpages.
 

Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress

SIS requires students to have a 2.75 cumulative GPA to study abroad.
Students going abroad for a semester must also complete the following:
  • Math requirement
  • College Writing Sequence (LIT-100 and 101 or equivalent)
  • At least 8 out of 10 of your General Education classes, including your lab science and at least once course from each area
  • SISU-206 and SISU-306
     

Declare your thematic area before going abroad

You must finish all of your gateways before your senior year.
  • For students who plan to study abroad in the fall semester of junior year, remaining gateways can be completed in the spring semester when you return to AU.
  • Students who study abroad in the spring semester of junior year should complete all gateway courses prior to studying abroad.
  • If you plan to go abroad for a full year your junior year, you must complete the gateway courses for your primary and secondary thematic areas prior to studying abroad. Please discuss with an academic advisor how you will complete your third gateway course.
     

Research study abroad programs two semesters before leaving

  • Learn about possible study abroad programs on the AU Abroad website
  • Carefully review courses in the equivalency database
  • Develop a preferred schedule for each program you are considering
  • Select as many SISA courses as possible if you want major credit
  • To have new courses approved, submit a request through the course equivalency database
     

Review your intended courses with the SIS Advisor who is assigned to your intended program (one semester before leaving)

Once you have AU course numbers and intended schedule(s) for the program(s) you are considering:
  • Meet with your academic advisor to determine which program is the best academic fit for you
  • Apply for the AU Abroad Grant if you have financial need
  • Go abroad!

There is no specific limit on the number of study abroad credits that can be applied to your major. Please review your course plan with your academic advisor before you go abroad.


Recommended Programs by Thematic Area:

Programs at a Premier AU Abroad Center

Nation Program
Belgium
Kenya
Spain

Programs at Partner Institutions (Scroll through options)

Nation Institution
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Ecuador
England
France
Germany
Greece
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Russia
Scotland
Spain
Sweden
Taiwan
United Arab Emirates
Wales

Programs at a Premier AU Abroad Center

Nation Program
Belgium
Kenya

Programs at Partner Institutions (Scroll through options)

Nation Institution
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Brazil
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Greece
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Mexico
Morocco
New Zealand
Poland
Russia
Scotland
Spain
Taiwan
United Arab Emirates
Wales

Programs at a Premier AU Abroad Center

Nation Program
Belgium
  • European Union in Action (Fall and Spring) Join other AU students in Brussels, Belgium. Students take core program classes about the European Union, in addition to completing an internship with an organization related to the EU. Students are placed in homestays. Academic excursions in and out of Belgium compliment the classroom experience.

Programs at Partner Institutions (Scroll through options)

Programs at a Premier AU Abroad Center

Nation Program
Belgium
Kenya
Spain

Programs at Partner Institutions (Scroll through options)

Nation Institution
Australia
Azerbaijan
Brazil
China
Costa Rica
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Greece
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Morocco
New Zealand
Netherlands
New Zealand
Russia
Spain
United Arab Emirates
Wales

Programs at a Premier AU Abroad Center

Nation Program
Kenya
Spain

Programs at Partner Institutions (Scroll through options)

Nation Institution
Australia
Brazil
Chile
China
Denmark
England
France
Germany
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Russia
Scotland
Taiwan
United Arab Emirates
Wales