Going Abroad

The Education Abroad team in the Global Engagement Office is here to assist in the organization of, planning for, and preparation of successful academic journeys to countries around the globe. Please note that any items marked with an asterik (*) are UM Policy travel requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email studyabroad@umontana.edu or call (406)-243-2278.

Interested in Education Abroad?

Learn about the programs available and how to apply to study abroad. For additional assistance, set up an advising appointment with the UM Education Abroad Coordinator.

Check out the Education Abroad resources to help with your help you with your transition overseas, build networks with communities that are at your disposal, and develop ideas and find insight that will help with your travels. If you've already started an application, access it again here.

Preparing to Go Abroad

Once accepted to study abroad through a UM-sponsored program, you will have post-decision application items and responsibilities to complete. Our office will enroll you in a mandatory,  one-credit, 8-week Pre-Departure Orientation the semester before you go abroad, and before you go you'll register your travel in the UM Travel Registry* and enroll into GeoBlue International Insurance*.

While Abroad

You made it abroad! Congratulations! If you travel to another location (defined as anywhere outside of your host city) immediately before, during, or immediately after your study abroad program, register all travel as a Side Trip in the University of Montana's Travel Registry.

If you have any questions about or need to extend your international insurance, please schedule an appointment with UM Education Abroad.

Returning From Abroad

Welcome back! We can't wait to hear about your time and experiences abroad! Please complete your Program Evaluation Questionnaire in your online application, and we will be in touch once we have received your host institution transcript. We encourage you to make the most of your education abroad by becoming involved in future Global Engagement Office events and opportunities. Check out these next steps upon your return.