Tips to get ready for Study Abroad
Get the right travel documents
Generally speaking, your student will need a passport to visit and study abroad. Depending upon how long your student intends to stay, a visa may also be required by the host country. A visa may also be required if your student is transferring planes within host country territory. Make sure your student signs the passport and provides the emergency information requested. Check with the global exchange or study abroad program for more details on what kind of travel documents are required. If your student is getting a passport for the first time, I would recommend that you order an expedited passport. It will cost you a bit more, but its well worth it in the end. Check out the US State Department and host country websites for more information and details. A little research goes a long way in making sure your son or daughter has the appropriate travel documents during his or her overseas trip.