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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 Handbook

Pre-Departure planning:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-checklist.html

How to apply for a Passport:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

How to apply for a visa (if needed):
https://travel.state.gov/content/studentsabroad/en/visa.html

The United States Government Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):
https://step.state.gov/step/

International Safety and Health:
https://www.cdc.gov/Features/StudyAbroad/

International Health Insurance (if not already included in your abroad program package):
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/health/insurance-providers.html

Best practices for volunteering abroad:
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/volunteer.html

US Embassies and Consulates:
https://www.usembassy.gov/

Help in an emergency overseas:
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/emergencies.html

For more information, please contact:

Julie Deyrup, IAS Director and Study Abroad Coordinator
UC Office of International Academic Services
Julie.deyrup@ucumberlands.edu
606-539-4651