How to Study Abroad

Step 1: Create Your Terra Dotta Profile
The very first step in studying abroad at St. Edward's University is to create an online profile through our study abroad portal. Your online profile allows you to search and apply to study abroad programs, contact your study abroad advisor, and complete your study abroad application.

Step 2: Browse Study Abroad Programs
Once you have created your online profile, you should begin to explore the numerous study abroad programs available to you. You can search for programs by your major, geographic location, language spoken, and more.

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment
After you've found a study abroad program that interests you, make sure to call 512-428-1051 or come by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) in Moody Hall 102 to schedule an appointment with your study abroad advisor. If you are unsure who your study abroad advisor is, check the bottom of the page for the advisor's contact information.

Step 4: Complete Your Application
Once you have met with your study abroad advisor, complete your study abroad application before the deadline. Different programs have different application requirements and your study abroad advisor can help answer your questions.

When is my study abroad application due?

For Spring applicants, the deadline is always the Thursday before St. Edward’s Founder’s Day in the Fall semester (around October 14th/15th).

For Summer/Fall applicants, the deadline is always the Friday before Spring Break (around March 16th/17th).

How can I reset my password if I can’t access my Terra Dotta account?

E-mail geo [at] stedwards.edu to get password reset instructions.

What do I have to complete for the study abroad application?

Generally, study abroad applications require you to complete some questionnaires (Emergency Contact Information, Indemnification Waiver, Study AbroadAgreement, Course Approval Form, etc.) and submit certain documents to GEO, all of which can be done online through the Terra Dotta study abroad software.