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The Office of Education Abroad

The Office of Education Abroad administers, establishes, and sends UAB students on high-quality education abroad opportunities to prepare them for success in the globalized world.

Pursuant to our mission, we engage in the activities described below.


Study Abroad Programs

Take courses for which academic credit is received and transferred to UAB on our supported study abroad programs.  This includes academic credit for student exchanges, UAB affiliate programs, and faculty-led programs that feature traditional classes, research, service learning, internships, volunteerism, shadowing, clinical rotation, and observations.  Our office can help you with aspects from selecting a program to facilitating your transition back to UAB. 


Student Organizations Abroad

Travel abroad as part of a UAB student organization; including Outreach Abroad, Outdoor Pursuits, artistic performances, athletic activities, or other student organization travel.  Our office can help you register your travel with the university, obtain the necessary education abroad insurance, and prepare for your trip.


Student Conference Travel Abroad

Present at or attend a conference that takes place abroad as a UAB representative.  Our office can help you register your travel with the university, obtain the necessary education abroad insurance, and prepare for your trip.


Passport Services

Apply for a passport conveniently on campus.  As an official U.S. Department of State Passport Acceptance Facility, we are happy to help you apply for your passport or for your child's passport.  Our passport service is open to the public.




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