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Advising Future Study Abroad Students

Study abroad is possible for a great majority of Ithaca College students. We encourage students to plan early and to work closely with their academic advisor(s) so they are able to remain on track for graduation, if they do, indeed, decide to have an abroad experience.

Encourage Students To Plan Early

From the very first moment students arrive on campus, we encourage them to PLAN EARLY for study abroad. We ask them to mention the prospect of studying abroad to their academic advisors in their first meeting, so an abroad experience be successfully incorporated into their academic plans without setting them behind. Unfortunately, our office is not able to advise students academically, but once a student knows what courses they need to remain on track for graduation during a given semester, we can help them find programs that will work for them.

Advising Tools:
Steps to Study Abroad
Academic Planning Sheet

Familiarize Yourself with the Programs Offered

We offer hundreds of program options to our students:

Ithaca College Programs
Ithaca College London Center, Short-Term IC Faculty Led programs, and Exchange programs.

Affiliated Programs
These are institutions and study abroad organizations that IC has formal affiliation agreements with.

Non-Affiliated Programs
Any other accredited program in the world that IC does not have an agreement with.

Advising Tools:
Study Abroad Guide
IC Study Abroad Program Search
Exchange, Affiliated and Non-Affiliated Program Logistics

Internships Abroad

Interest in internship placements abroad is becoming popular amongst the Ithaca College student population. It comes at a time when job competition is fierce and students know that work experience abroad will give them an advantage in the job market. Many students take part in international internship placements at our London Center, on affiliated programs, and on non-affiliated programs, while others choose to take part in college-sponsored internship placements.

While the decision to approve an internship continues to rest with the academic department conferring internship credit, the College seeks to ensure that overseas placements sponsored by Schools and departments across the College have been consistently reviewed. In addition, the OIP needs to be informed of where students are abroad while they are earning Ithaca College credit. The Internships Abroad Approval Form and the "Know Before You Go" resource will guide the process for reviewing overseas placements that are not a formal component of an approved affiliate program offering. Each faculty sponsor of a student internship abroad is asked to use these forms when considering prospective placements abroad.

Once these forms are complete, please ask the student to schedule a time to meet with a study abroad adviser so they may continue with the final steps of formally registering their international travel with the College. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies at 607-274-3306.

Advising Tools:
Internships Abroad Approval Form
"Know Before You Go"