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 http://travel.state.gov/
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.
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 http://www.cdc.gov/travel
Prior to the start of your program, you will be required to complete and submit a number of forms to the Office of International & Off-Campus Programs. Please refer to your acceptance letter for the forms required for your program.
- Participant Confirmation (check on-line box)
- Health Form
- Standing Health Order – (international programs only, varies by country)
- Photocopy of Passport (international programs only)
- Housing Form (London Semester Only)
- Course Approval Form (Approved List programs only)
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)