Information Sessions and Advising

Check out Study Abroad 101

i It's recommended to attend an info sesion prior to application, but not required.
You must attend a Study Abroad 101 session or watch the Study Abroad 101 Video Series prior to receiving advising

Option A: Study Abroad 101 Information Sessions (recommended)

Attend an in-depth information session to discover all of your study abroad options and discover which may be the best fit for you. 

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Option B: Study Abroad 101 Video Series

Watch this 3-part video series on the basics of studying abroad.

Watch Study Abroad 101 }

Research Your Options

Once you've attended/watched Study Abroad 101, you can start doing more research on the specific program(s) that interest you.

International Services for Stuents (ISS) programs:


    Field Schools

  • Attend a Field School Information Session for the program you are interested in. Please view the Study Abroad Calendar for further details and dates/times/locations.

Other International Opportunities

Talk to a Student

You can connect with a student who has completed a study abroad program and ask questions about what it's actually like to study abroad!  

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Talk to an Advisor

If during your research, you have any questions about programs run by ISS (Exchanges or Field Schools), you can connect with us for advising in the following ways:

1: Email

You can email your questions to the Study Abroad Advisor for an area you are interested in studying. If not decided, please email either advisor. Be sure to include:

  • your full legal name
  • SFU Student ID number
  • area you are interested in studying, if known
  • comfirm that you have attended or watched Study Abroad 101.

Europe, Africa, Middle
Asia Pacific, the Americas:

2: Scheduled appointments in International Services for Students (MBC 1200, SFU Burnaby)

Check out the Study Abroad Calendar to see when advising appointments are offered.

To book an advising appointment:

  1. Log into the Study Abroad System (if you do not have an existing account please register first). 
  2. Click on "Appointments"
  3. Complete the search filters to book an appointment. Selecting the correct filters will allow the appropriate staff member to best advise you.  
    • Prospective Students: Initial Study Abroad Advising, Applying to Exchange, Applying to Field School. Please bring your advising transcript (paper or electronic) to your appointment. Please review the information online related to your program of interest
    • Nominated/Accepted Students: Nominated to Exchange (General/Host Application), Accepted to Field School. Please bring any documents you wish to discuss (eg. your printed host application documents).
    • Returned from Exchange: (Exchange Credit/General), Returned from Field School 

Tip: Add a Student Note to your appointment if there are specific things you would like to discuss in your appointment.

Running Late or Cancelling?

  • If you are running late please inform ISS by calling 778.782.4232. If you are more than 5 minutes late and we have not been notified, your appointment will be cancelled.
  • A limited number of appointments are offered a week. In consideration of others, if you cannot make your appointment, please change or cancel it in advance in your Study Abroad System account.

3: Drop-in Advising at the Global Student Centre (AQ 2013, SFU Burnaby)

Tuesdays between 1pm - 3pm
Prospective Study Abroad advising only (considering studying abroad or applying to study abroad). Students who want to discuss the CGPA Exchange Eligibility Appeal must make a scheduled appointment with a Study Abroad Officer (Nina Inaoka Lee or Meagan Brown).
Global Student Centre (AQ 2013)

Scheduled appointments are recommended, however we now offer drop-in advising for prospective Study Abroad Advising. 
Please sign in using the sign-up sheet posted outside the conference room.
Prior to advising, please be sure to watch the Study Abroad 101 Video Series, or attend Study Abroad 101, in person. 
(If you are a nominated or returned exchange student, please continue to book appointments through the Study Abroad System.)

4: Phone or Skype advising

In person advising is recommended, however if you cannot attend in person you may submit a request for phone (local calls only) or Skype advising. When filling out the appointment request in the Study Abroad System, add a comment under “Student Note” indicating you would like to meet over the phone or Skype, and include your phone number or Skype name.