Study Abroad Process

You've decided to study abroad. Now what?

Step 1: Schedule an in-person advising appointment with an academic advisor in the Monte Ahuja College of Business Undergraduate Programs and Student Services Office by calling 216-687-3729 or by visiting the office in BU 219.

Step 2: Complete your in-person advising appointment! During the appointment, your current program of study will be reviewed, any outstanding coursework you may need for graduation will be identified and your graduation plan will be reviewed. Your advisor may walk you through updated curriculum guides based on your major(s) or minor(s) and you will be provided a Study Abroad Academic Plan. Your Study Abroad Academic Plan will be critical in the next steps!

Step 3: Schedule an in-person advising appointment with the Manager of Education Abroad in the Center for International Services and Programs (CISP) Office. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 216-687-3910 or by visiting the office in MC 412.

Step 4: Bring your Study Abroad Academic Plan and complete your appointment with the CISP Office. In this appointment, you will finalize the college or university that you will be attending during your semester abroad and the Manager of Education Abroad will assist you with course selection(s). Any international course selection should include a course syllabus or a detailed course description. This is critical in order to match with CSU courses. 

Step 5: After your appointment with CISP is complete, schedule an in-person appointment with Associate Dean and Director of Student Engagement and Success Dr. Oya Tukel by calling 216-687-2019 or by email

Step 6: Bring your Study Abroad Academic Plan and complete your appointment with Dr. Tukel. In this appointment, final course equivalency selections will be made. Dr. Tukel will then work with each of the Academic Departments upon your behalf to receive final approval for the course selections you have made.

Step 7: Once final course selections are approved, Dr. Tukel will forward your Study Abroad Academic Plan with signatures to the Manager of Education Abroad in the CISP Office. You will then work with the CISP Office and complete your semester (or year) abroad!

After Your Term Abroad: After your term abroad, the CISP Office will work with the Office of the University Registrar to ensure that your coursework is posted on your CSU transcript as the equivalent CSU course. The Manager of Education Abroad will also work with the Registrar regarding degree audit to ensure that all of your courses are reflected and degree audit is accurate.