Consider these items as you plan to study abroad:
- Begin planning at least a year in advance
- Visit the International Student Coordinator to
- Find a place and program of interest (except for Harlaxton)
- Ask about the costs associated with the programs and additional expenses incurred when studying abroad
- Look into program specific scholarships
- If interested in Harlaxton specifically, please speak with the Faculty Representative, Dr. Joyce Pigge.
- Schedule an appointment with Financial Aid to
- Discuss aid application deadlines
- Look into additional options for funding
- Talk to the student advisor about classes to take and a graduation timeline
- Try to find classes to be used toward a degree, not just electives, in order to make the most of the investment
- Remember, taking a semester abroad may mean an additional semester at home, which could add additional costs later
- Once a program is chosen
- Make contact with the program office
- Obtain travel information such as required dates and times for arrival and departure, possible group flight options, etc.
- Ask for a cost sheet to turn into the Office of Financial Aid
- Stop by the Office of Student Life to fill out an off-campus housing form for the semester abroad
- Touch base with the academic advisor and Enrollment Services to ensure proper enrollment has been taken care of and all necessary paperwork has been received
- Once abroad, remember to stay in contact with Bethany via e-mail for important information and deadlines
Charlotte (Jalkeus) Anderson, Bethany alumna of 1986, performs study abroad advising and is responsible for international student services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in political science from Karlstad University in Sweden. During her time at Karlstad, she came to Bethany to study internationally.
Prior to moving from Sweden to Lindsborg in 1990, Anderson was the information secretary for the Swedish Deaf Association and before that she worked at the Swedish National Radio. She started working at Bethany College in 2006 by teaching Swedish.
A Swedish citizen, Anderson has written several articles on Swedish and Swedish-American heritage, which have been published both in Sweden and in the U.S. She is active with cultural events in Lindsborg, many of them including folk dancing and fiddling. She is often seen around town in her authentic Swedish folk dress and frequently gives presentations on Swedish folk cultural topics. She and her husband Dean Anderson ‘76 have two bilingual, multi-cultural daughters.