Participant Update

Hello from the TU Study Abroad Office! We hope you are enjoying your study abroad adventure and are making the most of your experience. Please review the information below regarding registration, reminders about key study abroad policies, and useful resources to help you while are away.

Course Registration Information

It is time to think about registration for your next term at Towson. Visit the Academic Calendar on the Registrar's website to check on the dates!

The Degree Completion Plan requirement will NOT prevent students who are studying abroad from registering for classes at Towson. However, some academic departments connect completion of the Degree Completion Plan with removal of the Academic Advising hold. Please check with your Academic Adviser about this requirement. For more information about how to file a Degree Completion Plan, visit the website of your College or Major Department.


Are you planning on graduating soon? If you have not already applied for graduation, contact the Graduation Office immediately at 410-704-2095. Applications and further instructions can be found on their website. If you will be graduating within one year of your study abroad experience, follow the tips below and if you have additional questions.

Email an official verification of your enrollment abroad (course titles and equivalent U.S. credit hours) to once your schedule is finalized.
Ask your host institution program to release your transcript as soon as possible upon completion of your studies overseas and have it sent to the TU Study Abroad Office. If your overseas transcript(s) will be arriving more than 6 weeks after the graduation date for which you applied, you may need to defer your graduation until the following semester.
Check out the Commencement webpage for information about ordering your cap and gown. Failure to follow these procedures may result in delay of graduation.

Housing at TU

Find available off-campus housing at TU for when you return. Take a look at the HRL website for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? We've got answers! Check out some of our general FAQs and questions from past Study Abroad students.

Photo Contest

Enter the TU Study Abroad Photo Contest! See photos from past winners and find out more information about the rules and guidelines here.

Social Media @TowsonUAbroad

Looking for a community of other study abroad enthusiasts!? Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Share your Experience

Are your friends tired of hearing about how AMAZING your time was abroad? Well we love it! Do you have stories, photographs, or advice that you would like to share with your fellow students abroad?

  • Consider writing for our blog! We want to hear about your adventures, soak in your insights and experiences, and obsess over all of your pictures. Do you have great traveler's tips that might help future study abroad students? We want to know. To get started, .
  • How about sharing your experience with a larger audience? Email The Towerlight an article and photos describing your study abroad experience for an upcoming edition.
  • Volunteer to share your enthusiasm and expertise at one of our upcoming events. Keep your eye out for emails from us asking for your help!

What's going on at TU?

Do you miss us yet? Check out what is happening on the TU campus via the Towerlight student newspaper.

Additional Resources

Do you like reading blogs about study abroad? Have you experienced culture shock? Do you want to learn how to budget for those last minute trips you have planned? We have a ton of resources to share with you. Check out our resource page for more information.

Ask for help!

Studying abroad is an exciting adventure but is also academically challenging. Adjusting to a different style of teaching and learning can be difficult. We encourage all study abroad students to make use of all the support services and tutorial assistance offered by your program or host institution – help is out there so don’t be afraid to ask for it! As always, you can find us at .