Academic Planning

With so many choices, how can you select the program that’s best for you? You should think about programs that fit into your academic goals and your personal interests. Continue to search our website or come to the Education Abroad Office to discuss the possibilities. Then, make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss how study abroad can fit into your academic plan.

Know your Degree Works!

Knowing where you are in your academic career is essential to choosing the study abroad program that's right for you. EKU students should carefully monitor their DegreeWorks audit.  This report shows which requirements have been completed and which requirements still remain to be completed. If you have not yet declared your major, you can run a "what-if" DegreeWorks audit that will show how close you are to completing your degree and intended major.


Once you are ready, you will apply online, BOTH with the provider and with the EKU Education Abroad Office (apply through the link below once you have been accepted by a provider).


Once you have been accepted into a program, look over the Helpful Links Page to find additional information you might need for planning for your study abroad program.

Pre-departure Advising

Once you have been accepted, you will need to speak with your Academic Advisor(s) to go over your progress towards your major(s). Before meeting with your advisor, review your Degree Works audit to determine what type of courses you might want to take abroad.

Bring the following items to the meeting with your Academic Advisor:

• Study abroad handbooks and academic information relevant to your program

• Available courses for your chosen Study Abroad program

• An up-to-date copy of your DegreeWorks audit

A Study Abroad Pre-Approval Form

• A list of questions and concerns you want to discuss, including the types of courses you should take abroad and what courses you should take (and register for) when you return to campus.

Remember, it is also a good idea to stay in contact with your Academic Advisor throughout your Study Abroad planning.

Post-departure Advising

Sometimes, the courses you planned to take abroad are unavailable and you may end up with an on-site schedule change.  Perhaps the course you wanted was full, cancelled, or had a time conflict with another course.  In this case, it is your responsibility to let your advisor know and to gain approval for the new courses you take.  Save the syllabus and/or course description!  In certain cases, you may be required to save writing assignments and/or tests in order to have the course properly evaluated upon your return.  Check with your academic advisor.