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Resources for Academic Advisors

The ASU Global Education Office administers more than 300 programs in over 65 countries around the world.  Students can participate in Global Education programs during the summer term, sessions A, B or C, during academic breaks, before/after semesters or full academic year.  Participants in ASU Global Education programs earn ASU resident credit and grades for their studies, so that they may maintain progress toward degree completion and remain eligible for financial aid and scholarships.

Academic Advisors can play an important role in encouraging ASU students to participate in Global Education programs, helping them achieve success on their program and assisting them in integrating the work they complete abroad into their ASU degree program.  Students may be required to meet with you as part of the application process, or they may be referred to you by an GEO staff member – regardless of how the students find you, we want to ensure that you have the resources to successfully support your students who come to you to discuss Global Education programs.

Course Equivalency Requests Context and Explanation

The Global Education Office (GEO) has partnered with Academic Transfer Credit Solutions (ATCS) to establish ASU course equivalencies for coursework offered on Partnership & Exchange programs. Check out the pre-approved course lists published on each program brochure page for details. New course equivalency requests may be submitted for any Global Education course that does not already appear on pre-approved course lists.

Students should submit equivalency requests as early as possible to assist them when registering for classes or making changes to their schedule. As an advisor, you are also welcome to submit new course equivalency requests on behalf of your students.

Credits and Grades Timeline

Credits and grades earned on Partnership & Exchange programs will post to ASU records approximately 3-4 months after the end of a program. The two most common causes of delayed posting of records are:

  • One or more courses completed abroad are missing ASU course equivalencies
  • The student has an unpaid balance through their program provider or host institution, preventing the transcript from being released to ASU

If your students and advisees are interested in Global Education programs, you are the ultimate encourager to support this goal. We recommend meeting with the student to have two discussions: one is conceptual about academic progress and another is practical to discuss degree requirements. Neither appointment requires extensive knowledge and training about study abroad programs. Rather, these appointments are focused on the student's academic progress.

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Events and News

  • Global Education Bulletin: Sign up to receive our twice-per-term newsletter containing information on upcoming events, deadlines, campus visits, curriculum integration initiatives, funding information and more.
  • Request materials: You extend our reach to students, and we want to support you. We have lots of general print materials for your students that breaks down Global Education programs. These work well at your desk, in central advising offices and places where students hang out.
  • Global Education Calendar of Events: From our large-scale events to our weekly workshops, our calendar is always jam-packed. Check back often for updates.

Finding a Program

  • Study Abroad 101 Session: Get the basics of Global Education programs in this workshop hosted by Global Education Office Student Recruiters.
  • Choosing a Program: Use this resource to help your student determine what is important when deciding on a Global Education program.
  • Global Education Major Guides: Direct students to their Major Guides to help them down program options.
  • Program Search: Search for Global Education programs by name, location, term, program type… and so much more.
  • Search by ASU Course: Identify programs that offer specific ASU courses.

Earning Credit

  • Course Equivalency Request: Used to submit courses that do not already appear on program’s pre-approved course lists (can be filled out by advisor or student)
  • Academic Advising Form: Required for all students participating in a Partnership or Exchange program
  • Global Flex Academic Advising Form: Required for all students participating in a Global Flex program (ASU Global Flex, W.P. Carey Global Flex, Cronkite Global Flex, Thunderbird Global Flex)
  • Internship Coordinator Review Form: Partnership and Exchange participants seeking to earn credit for an internship abroad must submit a completed form.

Funding Global Education Programs

  • Global Education Office Scholarships: The GEO offers many different scholarships based on financial need, diversity and academic merit.
  • Scholarship Database: Search GEO, departmental, partnership, national and external scholarships through this database.
  • ASU Financial Aid: This page guides students to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services and explains how to understand a program’s Cost Sheet.
  • Financing Your Study Abroad Workshops: These workshops--available in person and online--offer suggestions for how to fund a Global Education program using financial aid, scholarships and community-based funding.  
  • Compare the Cost: This tool highlights semester Global Education programs comparable to the cost of attendance for a semester at ASU.