Prepare for Your Departure
Your program will start before you know it, so begin preparing now
You found a program, you applied, and you got in. Congrats! Now it’s time to prepare. Even if your program is months away, start getting ready now—some parts of the process (such as getting a passport) can take time. Begin the process by reviewing our Pre-Departure Handbook.
Attend a Pre-Departure Meeting
Come to a pre-departure meeting designed for students already accepted into a study abroad program. Learn about packing, safety abroad, and other traveling tips.
Get Your Passport
One of the first items on your list: get a passport. You started the process when you applied for your program.
Adapt to a New Culture
Living in a new culture, even briefly, is always exciting and can be challenging sometimes, too.
Your program leader will help you stay safe, but ultimately your safety is your responsibility. We’ll tell you what you need to know.