Valid Passport

Make sure that your passport will be valid for travel well beyond the duration of your trip and, if necessary, meets the validity criteria for a student visa as is determined by the U.S.-based embassy of your host country. For more information on applying or renewing your passport, visit the State Department web site at


If you need a visa to study abroad, it is critical that you begin the process immediately. This can be a time-consuming process so it is important to make your appointment with the consulate as soon as possible and gather the necessary documentation as early as you can.

Medical Concerns

Depending on where you are traveling, you may need certain immunizations and medications to prevent the contraction of diseases. Drew University Health Services (ext. 3414) can provide health-related advice and administer the vaccines and medicines you may need while abroad. To obtain Center for Disease Control health information for specific destinations, visit

Pre-Departure Forms

Prior to the start of your program, you will be required to complete and submit a number of materials.  Please refer to your Application home page and the specific program in which you will participate.

Useful Links

U.S. State Department Travel Services & Advisories

Center for Disease Control Travelers’ Health Information

Let’s Go (publications and travel information)

Fodor’s (publications and travel information)

Lonely Planet (travel and country-specific information)

Virtual tourist information (travel advice)