Study Abroad Resources

Studying abroad gives you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the 21st century. Use the links below to access a variety of websites with information about programs abroad, travel and tourist information, health and safety tips and more.

Travel Resources
Passports

All students studying outside of the United States need a valid passport. The passport needs to be valid for a minimum of six months after the study abroad program end date. If a passport is needed, students should begin the process of obtaining a passport early in their program planning. The routine processing time for a passport is approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application.

For general information on applying for and renewing passports, visit U.S. State Department Passport Information.

Visa Information for U.S. Citizens
If you are planning on studying abroad for a semester or longer, you may need to investigate obtaining a student visa. It is important to learn the visa requirements as you choose your summer, semester, or year abroad program. Many consulates now require students appear in person to apply for a visa.
 
Additional visa information can be found at here, U.S. State Department Visa Information for U.S. Citizens.
 
Find out where the U.S. Embassy or consulate will be located in your host destination, U.S. Embassies Abroad.
Visa Information for Non-U.S. Citizens
Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for researching and obtaining any required visas for the country where they plan to study. A delay in obtaining a required visa may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program. Non-U.S. citizens need to contact their embassy or consulate for information on entry requirements for a specific country. 
 
Use this directory to find your embassy or consulate worldwide, Consulates and Embassies Worldwide.
Health, Safety & Insurance Information

The following sites are helpful in providing country specific and general information about immunization, health, and safety concerns. Students are strongly encouraged to research the health and safety conditions in the country they will be traveling.

Host Country Information
Planning, Packing, and Travel