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Welcome Back from Your Time Abroad!

Now that you are back at Francis Marion University there are a few loose ends to tie up!

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Students returning from a semester or year-long exchange will need to do each of the following:

1. If you received travel funds from the QEP you MUST complete the QEP survey. The Coordinator of International Programs will send you the link in an email.

2. If you haven't returned your journal entries via email, please drop them off in FH 146.

3. Verify that your transcript is sent from your Host Institution.  It might take a few weeks for it to be processed by both your Host Institution and then by FMU.  While the Coordinator of International Studies will be happy to assit you, it 's YOUR responsibility to ensure your transcript is received and therefore that course credit is applied toward your degree.   Do not assume someone else will take care of it for you!

4. See your academic advisor and tell him/her about your semesmter abroad--including any problems you may have had with coursework.   The two of you may or may not need to adjust your course schedule for the upcoming semester--but again, don't assume your advisor will fix it for you.  Your schedule is your responsibility.

5. Visit Dollie Newhouse, FMU's Director of Career Development,  in 210 UC.  (Call 661-1678, or email DNewhouse@fmarion.edu.) She and her staff will assist you in adding this experience to your resumé and interview skills.

6. If you took pictures (surely you took pictures!) and wouldn't mind sharing them with prospective world travellers, offer them to the Patriot Newspaper or to the Coordinator of International Studies. We can use them to show other FMU students what the Host Institution is like! 


SUMMER AND TRAVEL PROGRAMS

Students returning from a summer travel experience or travel course will need to do each of the following:

1. Make sure all coursework for your travel or summer course has been completed.  Some programs require a paper or journal; make sure you finish yours and turn it in.

2. Verify that your grade for the course has been recorded or, if applicable, a transcript has been sent to FMU's registrar by your Host Institution.  While the Coordinator of International Studies will be happy to assit you, it 's YOUR responsibility to ensure your transcript is received and therefore that course credit is applied toward your degree.   Do not assume someone else will take care of it for you!

3.  See your academic advisor and tell him/her about your experience abroad--including any problems you may have had with coursework.   The two of you may or may not need to adjust your course schedule for the upcoming semester--but again, don't assume your advisor will fix it for you.  Your schedule is your responsibility.

4. Visit Dollie Newhouse, FMU's Director of Career Development,  in 210 UC.  (Call 661-1678, or email DNewhouse@fmarion.edu.) She and her staff will assist you in adding this experience to your resumé and interview skills.

5. If you took pictures (who wouldn't take pictures?) consider sharing them with The Patriot newspaper and/or the Coordinator of International Studies.

1. Completed all required assignments for that Program Provider or Institution.

2. Verify that your grade for the course has been recorded or, if applicable, a transcript has been sent to FMU's registrar by your Host Institution.  While the Coordinator of International Studies will be happy to assit you, it 's YOUR responsibility to ensure your transcript is received and therefore that course credit is applied toward your degree.   Do not assume someone else will take care of it for you!

3. See your academic advisor and tell him/her about your experience abroad--including any problems you may have had with coursework.   The two of you may or may not need to adjust your course schedule for the upcoming semester--but again, don't assume your advisor will fix it for you.  Your schedule is your responsibility.

4. 4. Visit Dollie Newhouse, FMU's Director of Career Development,  in 210 UC.  (Call 661-1678, or email DNewhouse@fmarion.edu.) She and her staff will assist you in adding this experience to your resumé and interview skills.

5.  Visit the Coordinator of International Studies and tell him about your experience.  He'll want to know about the Program you've used so he can recommend it--or not--to future students.   Have you got pictures?  Bring those too. 

NON-FMU PROGRAMS

Students returning from a non-FMU-sponsored travel experience will need to do each of the following:

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