For Faculty & Academic Advisers

As students begin to research and apply for study abroad, academic advisers and faculty members play a pivotal role in the approval process. Students applying to study abroad must complete:

  • An adviser approval form confirming the student can complete their major course of study.
  • A faculty recommendation supporting their application for study abroad.

Academic Advisers

Academic advisers help students choose the right off-campus study program for their major(s), academic interests and goals. Early in the application process, students are required to meet with their academic adviser to discuss academic progress and how study abroad or off campus will complement their Bucknell University experience. This initial meeting allows the academic adviser to counsel the advisee regarding program selection and to communicate any concerns with respect to fulfilling major requirements.

Academic adviser FAQ (.doc)

Adviser Approval Forms and Faculty Recommendations

Every student applying to study off campus for a semester or full-year program will be required to request an Adviser Approval Form and Faculty Recommendation Form to complete their Bucknell Off-campus Study Application.

Students are instructed to meet with their academic adviser(s) and faculty recommender prior to submitting their Bucknell Off-campus Study Application to complete the Adviser Approval or Faculty Recommendation on their behalf. Students will submit their requests via the Office of Global & Off-campus Education's application system. These requests will be sent via email to the requested faculty member. The email will include a direct link to the requested form, as well as the student name, request type and program name.

The Adviser Approval and Faculty Recommendations should be completed within two weeks of the initial email request. For any pending requests, a weekly system reminder will be sent to inform academic adviser(s) and faculty members of each pending request.

Links to help you as you advise students:

College Core Curriculum requirements (pdf)

Contact Details

Global & Off-Campus Education