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Preparing Your Return

Before You Leave

As you study for your final exams, pack up all your belongings, and prepare to bid farewell to your host school and country consider this list of steps that will aid you in your return to life in the U.S. As you get ready to go:
  1. Write down the contact information of the new friends, teachers, or host family members that you hope to keep in touch with.
  2. Purchase souvenirs and take pictures of your favorite sights.
  3. Copy down your favorite recipes!
  4. Make sure you have registered for next term's classes at NDSU. This may include getting in contact with your advisor through email.
  5. If you are taking part in an Exchange, Direct or Affiliate program, follow the instructions below to make sure that your transcript will be sent to NDSU.



Transcript from Abroad

Before you leave your host school, make sure your host university sends your transcripts directly to the Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services.

If they are sending it by EXPRESS MAIL:   If they are sending it by REGULAR MAIL:
International Student and Study Abroad Services
Dominique Speer
1401 Administration Ave MU 116
Fargo, ND 58102
International Student and Study Abroad Services
Dominique Speer
PO Box 6050, Dept 5252
Fargo, ND 58108

If there are classes that you did not have approved for equivalency on your Course Approval Form before you left or while abroad, you can still get them up until the transcript is sent to Registration and Records (approximately 1-2 months after your return). After that, you can still get approval for courses but you would use alternative forms for the process. See the Academics page for more information on those options.

For more information on the process after you return, see Credit Transfer Process.