Planning a study abroad experience requires careful thought in order to ensure that your overseas experience is compatible with your overall academic program of study. As such, we recommend that you take advantage of the advising resources listed below in order to make the best possible decisions and to enhance the chances of having a rewarding and successful study abroad experience.

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Faculty Advisors

The Wheaton faculty is essential in shaping your academic and personal goals at Wheaton. They are available to you as a resource from your first year through your senior year. They are also extremely important to the process as you explore study abroad programs and select courses.

Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services

A broad array of resources is available for students in the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services located in Kollett Hall. The center consists of four units:

Academic Advising

Class deans and preceptors help students make personal decisions about your academic plans while at Wheaton. You can get assistance with declaring a major and considering other off-campus options such as 12 College Exchange, Brown University Registration, and domestic programs such as NTI, SALT, etc.

Disabilities Services

Students in need of classroom accommodations or services due to a documented disability should contact the office of Accessibility Services within the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services.

Tutoring/Academic Resources

The Tutoring Program provides academic support for students in a variety of ways such as the Peer Tutor Program, the Writing Program and the Quantitative Analysis Program.

Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education can help you to explore your global education options whether it be a study abroad experience through an overseas university, an overseas internship program, service for academic credit, as well as international career information for when you return from abroad.

Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning

Academic services are provided by the Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning that include individualized academic advising support and development throughout a student’s undergraduate career. They also offer programming for diverse students.

Planning Timetable

Freshman Year
  • New students are eligible to participate in a number of our faculty-led study abroad programs, which are offered during the January break and over the summer.
Sophomore Year
  • Sophomores are eligible to participate in a number of our faculty-led study abroad programs, which are offered during the January break and over the summer.
  • Students can study abroad the spring of their sophomore year. Sophomores are also eligible to participate in Wheaton in Bhutan the fall semester of their sophomore year – with permission from the Center for Global Education and the faculty director.
  • This is the key time when most students begin their study abroad journey. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to review their major worksheet and their academic plans.
Junior Year
  • Juniors who are interested in studying abroad first semester senior year should meet with the Center for Global Education as soon as possible. They also need to meet with their academic advisors to ensure they are on path to graduate on time.
  • Juniors can investigate short-term (winter and summer) global opportunities if not planning to go abroad for a semester or academic year.
  • Juniors are eligible to participate in our faculty-led study abroad programs, which are offered during the January break and over the summer.
Senior Year
  • Seniors are eligible to participate in our faculty-led study abroad programs offered during the January break.
  • Seniors can explore international work, volunteer, internship opportunities and graduate school options with the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services.

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