It is important to understand how study abroad fits within your major or minor. Many departments on campus allow students to go abroad and earn credit that directly applies to major and minor requirements. Other departments are more restrictive. Review our Academics page and talk to your faculty advisor or college advisor and find out what is and is not allowed. Additionally, the Office of Global Learning’s study abroad application requires a course approval process that guides you through the steps involved in getting credit approved to return. Many students who study abroad are able to complete both language minors and area studies minors. Cornell students of any major and college are eligible to declare a minor in a region of interest through one of the Area Studies programs at Cornell.