Find everything you'll need to know about passports, visas, arranging travel, packing, health, safety, financial considerations, housing, meals, daily life, academic expectations and more.

1 Start planning at least six months in advance.  For basic information, join a walk-in study abroad advising session any Wednesday from 1-2pm in the Center for International Education (Nexus 145).
2 Obtain (or renew) a U.S. Passport, if you do not have one already – it can take up to two months.  If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid for 6 months beyond the return date of your program.
3 Schedule a one-on-one advising session  to understand Adelphi study abroad policies and discuss your plans (
4 Apply! Fill out Adelphi’s online study abroad application as well as the partner program’s application (if required).
5 Select your courses. Search the program’s website for course descriptions. Print out the course descriptions and show them to your faculty adviser.
6 Meet with your faculty adviser to obtain academic approval for your desired courses abroad. Select courses that will count toward satisfying requirements for your major/minor, general education, and free electives.
7 Complete Your Application by the DEADLINE! Generally, April 15 for summer and fall semesters, October 15 for January intersession, spring semester and spring break programs. Deadlines vary, please verify the deadline for your specific program.
8 Prepare your Budget Planning Worksheet with the assistance of the study abroad adviser, and seek Financial Aid advice to obtain the necessary funds. CIE will forward the estimated cost of your program to the Office of Student Financial Services. They will send you your Award Letter on the usual schedule. If necessary, you can seek alternative loans.
9 Attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Session to prepare for your travel. This session will feature information on safety, health, cultural adjustment, money management, as well as other essential information for a successful time abroad. Family members are invited to attend.
10 Complete final arrangements including your housing and flight.  Consider speaking with your primary physician to discuss best practices for a healthy study abroad experience.
11 Apply for a visa (if required) to the foreign Consulate in the U.S. Do not make an appointment unless you have all of the documentation.
12 Ensure you have international health insurance.  Adelphi University requires all students studying abroad to have international health insurance.  For more information on how to purchase international health insurance or to use your own insurance plan, email
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