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Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step towards having an international learning experience through the Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education (Glavin Office)!

The Glavin Office advising staff is here to help you find the right program to match your academic and personal interests.  The following steps have been outlined to ensure the best possible match for your personal, academic and career goals.

Set Goals and Prioritize

Determine your goals and priorities for study abroad.   With careful planning you can study abroad while meeting degree requirements.

Investigate and Research Programs

Download the "Choosing an Education Abroad Program" information sheet, which will help you think about various factors contributing to your decision to study abroad.  What are your goals in studying abroad?  Can you go abroad for a semester or only short-term?  What classes would you like to take?  When would you like to go abroad?  Do you have a particular destination in mind? What is your financial budget? 

Familiarize yourself with the different types of Education Abroad programs offered at Babson. Click here for information on program types.

Explore the options available through the "Find a Program" tool.  Think about the term you would like to study abroad, the eligibility requirements of the program, the type of coursework, and a destination that interests you.

Academic Planning

At any stage in the process, it is important that you consult with your Graduate Program Manager and Education Abroad Advisor about your plans.  Discuss coursework and terms that will work for you.  For semester abroad, prepare in advance of meeting by obtaining course descriptions from programs abroad which may facilitate communication with your Graduate Program Manager about study abroad coursework and your degree requirements.

Make An Appointment with Glavin Office Advising Staff

The Glavin Office advising staff can help you identify programs that are a good match for your personal, curricular, and professional interests. Advisors can also assist you with questions about financial aid and scholarships. 

To schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor, please contact the Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education at (781) 239-4565 or email


Allow yourself plenty of time to complete a program application, finish your academic planning, fulfill financial aid and scholarship requirements, and prepare to study abroad.  Application deadlines range from three months to one year before the program start date.  For more details on the application process visit the "Application Process" link.

When you are ready to apply, go to the program brochure page for the program you have selected and click the "Apply Now" button to login and begin your application.  Be sure to carefully follow the directions provided and complete all required application materials.