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Study Abroad Resources

Exploring new destinations and experiencing other cultures is both rewarding and exciting, but it is also important to study abroad in a safe manner. Find helpful links to assist you in planning your trip and ensuring a successful experience before you even arrive at the airport.

Study Abroad Student Handbook

Study Abroad Faculty Handbook

Pre-Departure planning:

How to apply for a Passport:

How to apply for a visa (if needed):

The United States Government Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):

International Safety and Health:

International Health Insurance (if not already included in your abroad program package):

Best practices for volunteering abroad:

US Embassies and Consulates:

Help in an emergency overseas:

Make the most of your experience with GoinGlobal:

For more information, please contact:

Julie Deyrup, IAS Director and Study Abroad Coordinator
UC Office of International Academic Services