10.3.1. Advising for Study Abroad/Away

Oglethorpe academic and faculty advisors and staff in global education serve as primary consultants for students who are interested in any type of global learning or study abroad experience. The global education website provides a starting point and leads students to create a ViaTRM-PetrelsAbroad Portal account. The PetrelsAbroad Portal is used to explore thousands of programs where students can earn academic credit (exchange, faculty led, LeadAbroad, virtual, research and internships) and get matched with the best fit programs for each student’s individual needs and preferences. Global education staff assists students to investigate potential destinations, discusses the student’s qualifications and priorities for a study abroad program, and provides guidance regarding the application process for Oglethorpe and any external parties involved, which may include the host institution or a third-party program provider.