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Academic Planning

It is best to talk with Study Abroad first in order to learn about the programs, our partners, the academic content and overall flow of the various programs.  Study Abroad can help identify a range of programs which may interest you. Providence Study Abroad Advisors can help you identify which credits in your degree audit could be satisfied by study abroad credits.  

Once you have chosen specific programs and/or been accepted into a study abroad program, share the program academic information with your Academic Counselor to discuss the specific plan for arranging any pre-requisite courses, course sequencing, and/or graduation planning. 

Please be aware that when Study Abroad reviews your application for a specific program, we are evaluating whether or not you meet the eligibility requirements of the specific program, except for prerequisite requirements.  We will confirm the use of your credits earned abroad. If you are not eligible for a program, Study Abroad will reach out to discuss this assessment and any options that may be feasible.

You must ensure that you complete all academic prerequisites prior to the program departure. The Study Abroad office will register you for your confirmed program according to the university's registration timeline. If you are unable to be properly scheduled for courses due to lack of completing the required course prerequisites, you will not be able to attend the program and could face study abroad late withdrawal penalties.

Once you have your academic plan confirmed with your Providence Study Abroad Advisor, it is best to be vigilant about preserving that plan.  Any changes to your degree, concentrations, or minors may affect how study abroad fits into your degree audit. We also implore students to keep their Academic Counselor in the loop - as alterations to your study abroad academic planning can effect graduation planning.


REGISTERING FOR COURSES
All Students
The timeline for JWU Study Abroad course registration can be slightly different than the regular course registration process at JWU.
  • JWU Study Abroad will register you for the Study Abroad course or courses on your program.
  • In some cases, this will be a placeholder course, and in other cases this will be a JWU course.

Exchange or Affiliate Students
  • If you are participating in an exchange (e.g., Auckland University of Technology) or an affiliate program (e.g., API University of Westminster) please note that you will be registered for the placeholder course at JWU.
  • You will also need to register for courses at your host university. This information will be initially provided to you by the JWU program manager. However, please check your email for updates directly from the host university or affiliate program provider. If you have detailed questions, contact the exchange coordinator at your host university or your affiliate program provider.
  • If you will be taking courses abroad that have not already been approved by JWU (approved courses can be found in the program brochures on JWU Study Abroad’s website) you will need to follow the course equivalency process.

Returning Students
If applicable, remember that while you are abroad, you may have to register for your courses for the following term. Check SAFS’s website for updates as well as your JWU or home school email often, as you will receive your usual SAFS/registrar email notification to register.