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Stage 1: Advising

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Advising Application Checklist:

The first stage of the study abroad process is Advising. In this phase you will complete STEPS 1-5 below in the Global Education Portal. The Portal will walk you through each step at your own pace. If you stop by Global Education, our staff will assist you in logging into the Global Education Portal for the first time and create an Advising Application for you. The completion of the Advising Application is required in order to apply for a study abroad program. 

Click Here to Get Started Electronically


If you would like to start the Advising Application electronically without stopping by the office:
  • Click the GET STARTED link above.
  • This will create an email to Global Education for you. Please include your first and last name, and MU email address. 
    • Non-MU students: Indicate in your email that you are a Non-Millersville student. Please include your first and last name, birthday and gender identity (male, female, other). For Millersville students, this information is pulled from our university information system. As you are not an MU student, this information will need to be input manually. 
  • Once received, the email will prompt Global Education to create an advising application for you. 
  • Global Education will email you log in instructions.
To Access the Advising Application checklist:
  • Log in (Use your MU username and password)
    • Non-MU students: you will be emailed your login and temporary password information. 
  • Click the "Home" button icon in the top left corner. Your Advising Application will be listed here. 
  • Review the instructions for each STEP carefully. 
  • You may save and come back to your checklist as many times as you need. 

The Advising Application will walk you through the following steps:
  • STEP 1A-C: Learning: Options & Process 
    • Learn about the study abroad process here at Millersville, about academic policies and financial aid. After you've reviewed the information in STEP 1A: What is Study Abroad? and STEP 1B: Study Abroad at MU, you will be ready to take the small assessment in STEP 1C: Learning: Options & Process which covers important details in your reading.  
  • STEP 2: Initial Advising Questionnaire
    • Complete the reflective open-ended questions on the questionnaire in the Global Education Portal. 
    • The questionnaire will let your Program Coordinator know what your academic, personal, and professional goals are. 
  • STEP 3: Advising Meeting
    • Phone or in-person advising with a Program Coordinator is meant to help guide students to their program of choice, and answer questions they may have. 
  • STEP 4: Program Meeting
    • Once you have decided on a program, you will attend a Program Meeting with other interested students
      to go over detailed information such as cost, housing options, etc.  Global Education will contact you with a proposed meeting date and time. 
  • STEP 5: APPLY!
    • Meet with Financial Aid, your Academic Advisor and other parties (Ex. Family, friends, significant others).
    • Meet with your academic advisor(s) to discuss how to make academic progress abroad.
    • Schedule a meeting with the Financial Aid office to discuss your study abroad expenses and to receive an estimate of your recalculated financial aid package.
    • Start your program application.