2022 Study Abroad Instructions to Register

How do we secure our spot and keep it?

It works on a first-come, first-served basis!

Prior to register:

  1. Get clearance from your designated Honors advisor. Only students with clearance can register!
    1. Make your appointment via PSN. Here is the tutorial video. Keep checking for appointments to open, if you can’t find one. You must have be cleared by the time you get your appointment to register!
    2. Students new to Honors do not need clearance. Their eligibility will be checked when they request their appointment to register
  2. Educate yourself about the different programs. You can get there from the “Study Abroad” tab above
  3. Watch the Study Abroad Honors Hours recordings on the program’s webpages. You’ll find tons of info there!
  4. Make sure you will be able to make your payments and submit your documentation on time. Remember that keeping your spot is contingent on that and payments are non-refundable!
  5. Make sure you will be able and willing to comply with your destination countries’ COVID laws and guidelines
  6. Read the online contract carefully HERE (we strongly recommend reading the contract with your parents or with another person or guardian,) and make sure you will be able to comply with its clauses
  7. Schedule your appointment to register by emailing Luli at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu, including:
    1. Name
    2. PID Number
    3. Date and time of clearance appointment (only if you haven’t been cleared yet)
    4. Availability (Tuesdays and Thursdays are preferred!)
    5. Put your program of choice on the subject field

    Spots are very limited. Appointments work on a first-come, first-served basis! Emails will be answered in the order they were received until programs are full.

  8. Once you get your appointment to register:
    1. Complete the online contract, HERE
      1. Read it carefully (we strongly recommend reading the contract with your parents or with another person or guardian,) print it out, initialize it, fill out the bottom part, and sign
      2. Make a copy
    2. Complete the Course Registration Form HERE
      1. Leave blank whatever you’re not sure about—print it out and sign
    3. Complete the Honors online application:
      (Honors online applications are reviewed before your registration appointment)

      1. For Costa Rica, apply here: http://hon.fiu.edu/2022costaricaappl
      2. For Japan, apply here: http://hon.fiu.edu/2022japanappl
      3. For UK, apply here: http://hon.fiu.edu/2022ukappl
      4. For Vietbodia, apply here: http://hon.fiu.edu/2022vietbodiaappl
      5. For Italy, apply here: http://hon.fiu.edu/2022italyappl
      6. For France, apply here: http://hon.fiu.edu/2022franceappl
      7. For Spain, apply here: http://hon.fiu.edu/2022spainappl
    4. Complete your OEA (Office of Education Abroad) online application at https://abroad.fiu.edu/
      1. Look for your program of choice
      2. Read everything carefully before submitting!

Completing the applications and required documentation DOES NOT make you eligible or guarantee you a spot on the program. However, without them, you won’t be able to secure your spot at the time of the appointment.

  1. Get a $500 non-refundable cashier’s check or money order (only forms of payment accepted.) Leave it blank. You can get one at your bank, United States Postal Service office, Publix, CVS, Wells Fargo on campus (only if you have an account there,) etc.

On the day of your registration appointment:

  1. Be at DM 233 on time!
  2. Bring the blank $500.00 money order or cashier’s check (ONLY forms of payment accepted.) This is the Honors College administrative fee. This payment will secure you a spot on your program of choice. It is non-refundable and constitutes a serious commitment to the program
  3. Bring the signed Honors contract printed out (original)
  4. Bring a copy of the signed contract printed out
  5. Have submitted the Honors online application*. (Submission will be checked before your registration appointment)
  6. Have submitted the OEA online application*. (Submission will be checked before your registration appointment)
    *Applications are approved after registration
  7. Bring for signature the Course Registration Form completed, printed out, and signed by you. You will need to upload it later to https://abroad.fiu.edu/, so do not lose it!
  8. Bring your questions, if any
  • Only students that got advisor clearance, have an appointment, and have done steps 1-9 properly will be registered (as long as there is availability.) Students new to Honors do not need clearance
  • Students who miss their appointment, are late, or fail to have everything in order, will have to reschedule their appointment at a later date and time. If the program is in high demand, you risk losing your spot altogether, so it is imperative that you complete all these tasks, bring all required documentation and funds, and show up on time.

After you’ve been registered:

  1. Keep your good standing with the program by complying with the Honors Study Abroad Rules and deadlines
  2. Upload your documentation to https://abroad.fiu.edu/ by the respective deadlines. (See IMPORTANT DATES)
    1. Course Registration Form
    2. Copy of passport or proof of initiated passport processing in its absence. The copy of the proof needs to be replaced with copy of actual passport no later than April 15, 2022.
    3. Medical Form
    4. Answer all 3 questionnaires
    5. Completed OEA mandatory pre-departure orientation’s associated quizzes and paperwork (during Spring)
  3. Get your holds cleared by the deadline. Keep them cleared until you’ve been enrolled in each class
  4. OEA will enroll you in both the IDH 4007 (on campus pre-trip class) and IDH 4008 (actual trip) courses, as long as you have complied with all your requirements and cleared all holds. You do not enroll yourselves. The classes will show on your schedules
  5. Attend the mandatory online OEA pre-trip Orientation and fill out the necessary paperwork. OEA will contact you regarding it sometime during the Spring semester
  6. Be readily available if contacted by the Honors College or OEA by phone or email
  7. Comply with the payment deadlines! (See PAYMENTS)