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learningabroad 101

Learning Abroad 101 is a short, one-time,  non-credit bearing information session that all Learning Abroad students must attend in order to complete a Learning Abroad program application. The information session tells you how to narrow down our over 700 program options to find the best fit for you. It covers information about our different program types, the application process for each program type, program budgets, scholarships, financial aid, and how to use our Learning Abroad program search engine. You can attend Learning Abroad 101 by going to one of our 30-45 minute in-person sessions that we offer a few times per week or by taking it online as course in Canvas.

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities. If you will need accommodations to complete the Learning Abroad 101 program, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability and Access (CDA).

Center for Disability and Access (CDA)
162 Olpin Union Building
801-581-5020 (V/TDD)

All information in this course can be made available in alternative format with prior notification to the CDA. The CDA will work with you and the Learning Abroad to make arrangements for accommodations.


learning abroad 101 sign up

In your e-mail to, please include the following:

  • Title of "Learning Abroad 101"
  • The date and time of the session you will be attending
  • Your first and last name
  • Your UNID
  • Your Major
  • Regions or programs of interest

*Note: All correspondence with University of Utah students will be sent directly to their UMail. Learning Abroad 101 is also open to Non-U of U students. Please indicate if you are non-University of Utah student in your sign-up e-mail. 

Sessions for Spring 2017: 

In person (Recommended):

Attend an in-person session to meet with a peer advisor, ask questions, & conduct a program search!

For in-person sessions, come to room 159 in the Union Building.

  • Tuesdays from 2:15-3:15pm MST 
  • Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm MST 
  • Thursdays: Offered on February 9th, March 23rd, and March 30th from 3pm-4pm MST

NOTE - The following sessions will be held in these locations:


Attend an online session if you live outside of Salt Lake City or are otherwise unable to attend the in-person sessions. For online sessions, log in when you receive an e-mail invitation from Instructure Canvas. 

  • Online Canvas Course: Now Open

For online sessions, email with your name and UID and ask to be added to the Canvas course. You will receive an invitation from Canvas when you are added.


The following handouts will be provided as part of Learning Abroad 101, but feel free to print them out to assist you in the application process! 

Learning Abroad Checklist

Learning Abroad Program Types and Budget Worksheet 

Learning Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid 

Don't forget to join our Virtual Community for updates on contests, info sessions, and what our students are doing across the globe!

Last Updated: 3/24/17