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Advising Hours & First Step Sessions

    First Step Sessions

    First Step Sessions give basic information about how to research program options, get started with academic planning, and look into finances for study abroad, including financial aid and scholarships.

    First Step Session Schedule


    The First Step Session can be completed online at any time and takes about 20 minutes.


    In-person First Step Sessions are not currently being offered.  The weekly schedule will be posted here once they are reinstated.


    Program Selection Advising

    Program Selection Advisers meet one-on-one with you to help you find a program that matches your academic, career, and personal goals and interests. Program selection advisers can help you with:

    • Narrowing down program options
    • Academic planning
    • Financial planning
    • Health and safety 
    • Student identity abroad 

    What you need to know

    • You must complete a First Step Session before meeting with a Program Selection Adviser
    • To schedule an advising appointment visit or call 612.626.9000
    • Your appointment will be more productive if you spend some time researching program options prior to meeting with an adviser
    • Program Selection Advising will be conducted over Zoom until further notice 

    Program Specific Advising

    If you have already decided on a study abroad program, contact the LAC staff member who works with your program to schedule an appointment. Your program contact can help you with matters specific to your study abroad program, such as: 

    • Housing
    • Course selection
    • Information about program location
    • Cultural adjustment 
    • Language 
    • Visas