Can Online Students Study Abroad?

Can Online Students Study Abroad?

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Have you ever wanted to travel the world and immerse yourself in a new culture? Maybe you’ve felt the tug of wanderlust calling you to an unfamiliar land and to walk among the 7 Wonders of the World. This wanderlust has caused the whole “study abroad” thing to peak your interest. You want to know more.

Can online students study abroad?

Absolutely! Through The University of Southern Mississippi, studying abroad is made simple and affordable even for online students.

Since the Office of Study Abroad at Southern Miss caters to students from different universities all across the country, online students are treated like any other student interested in studying abroad. Everything that a student needs to check off their list before studying abroad can be done without ever stepping onto USM’s campus.

How your Study Abroad experience can be started fully online:

  • Your Study Abroad application is online.
  • The mandatory one-on-one, pre-departure “Map Out Meeting” with your Study Abroad coordinator can be held via Skype or phone.
  • The pre-departure orientation is online and specific program meetings can be Skyped, streamed live, or recorded – whatever is most convenient for you and your coordinator!
  • You can even fly out from whichever airport is most conveniently located to you!

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Is studying abroad affordable?

Study abroad programs through USM are meant for college students, not for super rich people. That means that these life-changing programs are affordable for any student.

How is it affordable to students? Your financial aid can be applied to the study abroad programs! You can pay for it the exact same way you’d pay for semester courses through the University. There are even study abroad scholarships available online that you can apply towards these programs! Money is always a barrier for people when they’re considering studying abroad, but there are many ways you can afford this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO? HOW LONG DO YOU WANT TO BE GONE? WHAT KIND OF CREDIT DO YOU WANT TO EARN?

Are you ready to jump on a plane and take your education to a new world? Join the thousands of students who have experienced the life-changing journey of studying abroad! For more information, please visit the Office of Study Abroad info page, or subscribe to the study abroad biweekly newsletter, The Scoop, to stay up-to-date on study abroad information.
Happy travels!

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(USM Students in Paris)

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