Yes, you may study abroad. However, you should discuss the possibility with your coach to see what effect this might have on your position with the team. If you are a student athlete in a NCAA sport, there are several things to consider. You must still fulfill all NCAA progress toward degree requirements usually while you are studying abroad. Because any courses approved for transfer credit by your faculty advisor will meet those requirements during your first two years, we encourage student-athletes to study abroad during their sophomore year or during May or summer terms if possible.
During the junior year, courses taken while abroad must fulfill more specific program requirements. Also, the college must receive your transcripts or documentation that you completed the approved study abroad course work before we can certify you as eligible for competition. This timing can be a challenge with programs in some countries. In addition to working with the Study Abroad Advisor and your faculty advisor, you will need to meet with the designated athletics staff. If you have an athletic scholarship, you should also discuss your study abroad plans with a Financial Aid advisor.