Current Participants

So you've been accepted... Congratulations! Are you ready for the next steps? If this is your first time on our site please visit the Getting Started page

Before You Leave

  • Complete the Study Abroad Course Form (PDF) prior to departure.
  • Watch a video for instructions on how to complete the Study Abroad Course Form.
  • Review the Course Database for any pre-approved course equations.
  • Meet with your Academic Adviser for assistance in selecting TU courses for the semester following study abroad.
  • Attend the mandatory Study Abroad pre-departure orientation.
  • Review the pre-departure guide for your program:
    General Study Abroad Orientation Manual (PDF)
  • Faculty-led Study Abroad Orientation Manual (PDF)
    • Complete your Post-Acceptance Information in Horizons by the specified deadlines.
    • Are you using Financial Aid? Request a Study Abroad Budget from your Study Abroad Adviser and schedule an appointment with a TU Financial Aid Office to discuss your borrowing options. 
    • Do you live in University housing at TU? Submit a written cancellation request to  and ask your Study Abroad Adviser to submit a Housing Release Request to HRL.
    • Are you a senior? Check graduation deadlines and, if necessary, submit your application prior to departure.

While You're Away

  • Notify a Study Abroad Adviser of your arrival by e-mail.
  • Get courses equated from abroad as needed - email your Study Abroad Advisor for instructions. For a copy of your Study Abroad Course Form, access your Horizons application.
  • Register for classes for the semester of your return online using TU's Online registration system.
  • Contact the records office at your university overseas or program and make sure that an official transcript is forwarded as soon as possible to:
    Study Abroad Office
    Psychology Building, Rm. #408
    Towson University
    8000 York Road
    Towson, MD 21252, U.S.A.
    Attn.: [Study Abroad Adviser]
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office, if necessary, to ascertain needs for the coming year.
  • Arrange housing for the semester of your return.
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