Students Currently Abroad
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Remember, you must take all of your classes for a grade - NOT pass/fail or credit/no-credit. In order to receive Miami transfer credit for a class, you must earn a "C" or higher. You are encouraged to work as hard in your classes as you would at Miami - study abroad is first and foremost about study.
That said, we hope that you'll also use your free time to have lots of fun and adventures. Whether your adventures include a weekend trip all over the continent or a holiday spent with your host family, we look forward, as your family and friends surely do, to hearing about it. Remember to be observant and respectful of local customs and remember that you are serving as a representative of the United States and of Miami University.
For any courses that have not been pre-approved (including exchange programs), please collect any syllabi and course materials for the classes you take and turn these in to Miami upon your return in order to facilitate the timely transfer of credit.
News and World Events
Keep up to date what's going on in your host country, in countries you plan on traveling to, back in the States and around the world. Being well-informed can enrich your experience!
Please educate yourself about the news outlets in your own country as well. You may find that world events are covered from a completely different perspective. There is a lot to learn from that!
U.S. citizens are able to participate in U.S. elections even while living abroad. Since you will be abroad for only a limited period of time and retain a permanent address in the United States, it is recommended that you vote absentee as a regular state voter by requesting an absentee ballot from your local Secretary of State and/or Director of Elections.
Preparing for Your Return to Miami University
It seems so short! In no time, you'll be coming back to Miami University and you'll have to plan the details of your return to campus.
If you want to live on campus after you return, you might want to consider the Study Abroad living-learning community.
If you are searching for off-campus housing, there are many students who are looking for someone to sublet their apartments. This is a good place to start. Many of these students post their housing on the discussion section of our Facebook page.
You will be notified via email by the Office of International Education when registration time arrives for your next semester of classes. You will then have to consult Banner to find your registration time and to choose classes. If you have questions about class selection, please contact your academic adviser.
Study Abroad Follow-Up
Please see the Returned Students page for information on the opportunities and responsibilities of returned students.