Planning & Resources

Congratulations on your decision to study abroad! Explore this section for additional resources to help you plan for your time abroad, and be sure to check your study abroad portal regularly to keep track of important material submissions and deadlines.

Academic Preparation

Double-check with your academic advisor to make sure your course choices will keep you on track for graduation, and if you are studying on an external or exchange program, be sure to follow the course approvals process.

Financing, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Learn more about financing study abroad.

Cultural Adaptation

Adapting to a new culture is essential to your personal and academic growth, but it can be challenging. In this section, you'll learn to understand the phases of culture shock and how to cope with them.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our students is a top priority. In this section, we provide information about managing your health overseas, from obtaining health insurance to safety precautions to what to do in an emergency.

Diversity Matters

We strive to provide resources that help diverse groups of students get the most out of their experience. In this section, you will find resources on diversity matters abroad, including race and ethnicity, sexuality and gender expression, and students with disabilities.

Passports and Visas

If you have not done so already, be sure to get or renew your passport right away. It can take months to receive, and you will need it to apply for your student visa.

Web Resources

In this section, you find useful travel, insurance, and country-specific resources online that will help to prepare you for your experience abroad.