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Getting Started

Welcome to Education Abroad at Babson College! Your decision to pursue an Academic Year, Semester, or Summer abroad program is exciting, but also requires deliberate planning. The following advising process is designed to guide you through planning process prior to opening an application to study abroad. 

5-Step Advising Process:

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Step 1: Attend Babson Abroad 101

It is required to attend Babson Abroad 101 if you are interested in an academic year, semester, or summer abroad program. This one hour session will review the education abroad advising process, parameters for choosing a program, financial considerations, academic credit and next steps.
During the academic year, Babson Abroad 101 is held every Friday from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. If you arrive late, you will be asked to attend another session.  

** Added Babson Abroad 101 sessions outside of the regular schedule

Summer 2017 Babson Abroad 101 Schedule:
 

Wednesday, June 3 Gerber 102 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 13 Gerber 102 5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 15 Gerber 102 5:00 PM

If you cannot be on campus for the Summer BA 101's, you can attend via WebEx.  Please e-mail glavinoffice@babson.edu for the WebEx link.  


Fall 2017 Babson Abroad 101 Schedule:

Friday, September 1 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, September 8** Reynolds 244 9:00 AM
Friday, September 8 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, September 15** Hollister 305 9:00 AM
Friday, September 15 Hollister  305 12:30 PM
Friday, September 22 Hollister 305 12:30 PM
Friday, September 29 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, October 6 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, October 13 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, October 20 Hollister 305 12:30 PM
Friday, October 27 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, November 3 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, November 10 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, November 17 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, November 24  THANKSGIVING N/A
Friday, December 1 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM
Friday, December 8 Reynolds 244 12:30 PM

Step 2: Research Programs

Babson Education Abroad administers more than 100 programs in 40+ countries around the world. To find the right academic year, semester, or summer abroad program for you, use our search function found in the "Programs" tab above.

Use the “Advanced Search” feature to narrow down your selection of programs by region, desired term abroad or by selecting parameters such as eligible populations, housing options, or internship availability.


Step 3: Advising and Goals Questionnaire

After you have done thorough research on possible programs and narrowed down your list, you must complete the Advising and Goals Questionnaire found in the Education Abroad application portal. This questionnaire gives you an opportunity to organize your thoughts and articulate your goals for studying abroad. It also provides our advisors with information to better assist you in finding a program that fits your needs.  You will receive instructions on how to complete this questionnaire during Babson Abroad 101.


Step 4: Meet with an Education Abroad Advisor

Meeting with an Advisor is both a valuable and required step in the education abroad process. To make the most of your appointment please come prepared:

  • Review the list of programs you have researched and be prepared with questions.

  • Be prepared to discuss your academic plans and the types of courses you would like to take while abroad.

  • Complete your Advising and Goals Questionnaire.

Consider any other questions you may have regarding academics, student life, housing, finances or anything related to education abroad.
Each Education Abroad Advisor is responsible for a particular set of regions. You are welcome to schedule an appointment with multiple advisor(s) depending on your region(s) of interest.
To schedule an appointment, please call the Glavin Office at 781-239-4565 during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30).
Please note: you must attend Babson Abroad 101 and complete the Advising Questionnaire before meeting with an Education Abroad Advisor.


Step 5: Program Declaration

Once you have met with with an Education Abroad Advisor and narrowed down your interest to one program, you may declare a program and request to open an application through the Education Abroad application portal.



Get some peer advice!

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At any time in the process, reach out to an Education Abroad Peer Advisor (EAPA) they are here to help you research programs, talk about their experience and give you other peer advice about going abroad! You can contact the EAPAs at eapa@babson.edu. Learn more about them here!