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Preparing for Study Abroad

Now that you have confirmed that you will be studying abroad, follow these steps:  

1) Fill out on-line survey before you can get approval from the Associate Dean's office.

2) Drop off the "Study Abroad Approval Form" that you get from your International Study Advisor in OIP to Fulton 360 for Dean Keeley to sign.  The signed form can be picked up 24-48 hours later.  This is a preliminary approval to apply for study abroad.  (Don't leave this approval until the last minute!)

3) Follow procedures for your desired program.  You need to apply to your program through OIP and be aware of different deadlines.

4) You must get courses approved before you leave for study abroad. You can identify likely courses by consulting the Office of International Programs, the website of the institution where you will study, and by talking with students who have previously studied abroad. Getting approval will require you to bring a course syllabus to the home department at Boston College and have it approved on a Study Abroad Course Substitution Form.  These forms can be found in Student Services and in Fulton 360.

Tips for course approvals:

  • The only two Carroll School core classes that may possibly be approved are Organizational Behavior and Operations Management.  It is not a guarantee, but a possibility.
  • You can only obtain concentration elective approval from the department after completing the core classes (e.g. Basic Finance or Marketing Principles.)
  • Cultural Diversity courses must have a non-Western culture focus in order to be approved.  The first step to getting these courses approved is to see if your course description from your semester abroad matches a course description of Cultural Diversity classes that we offer at Boston College.  If you cannot find a similar course on this list (for instance, "Aboriginal History" in Australia), please contact Fr. Arthur Madigan at
  • Course approval contacts: