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Preparing to Go|Study Abroad

Orientation Presentation

Pre-Departure Orientation Slide Show

Study Abroad Safety Video

Before you depart you should:

  1. Familiarize your self with health and safety information.  Visit  Students Abroad.

  2. Visit the Center for Disease Control to see what vaccinations you will need.

  3. Get your VISA.

  4. Research your country of study and familiarize yourself with both current events in the United States and in your destination country.

  5. Make photocopies of your passport.  Always have a copy of your ID with you while abroad, but keep your passport somewhere safe.

  6. Student Travel Insurance is mandatory.  Enrollment is available through International Programs.

  7. Do you know the electrical conversions for your country of study?  Visit Magellan's for more info.

  8. A mandatory pre-departure orientation will take place at the end of the semester before your departure.

  9. Consider taking the INST 2200 Study Abroad Preparation Course.  This one credit hour course is taught during the spring semester.  If you are interested please contact Chaz Cook at ccook@uwyo.edu.

  10. Before leaving, you must enroll in the Study Abroad (UWYO 4000 or 4001) course.  You will be given specific instructions, including the CRN at the pre-departure orientation.  It is your responsibility to make certain that you are enrolled for full-time credit in this course (12 hours for undergraduate students; 9 hours for graduate students).  Your financial aid and scholarships can be applied to your study abroad program, but if you are not enrolled for full-time credit, you will not be eligible to receive this money.


Other useful resources:

Study Abroad Handbook - Our handbook contains valuable tips for your journey abroad

Going Global - Find your future in the Center for Advising and Career Services on campus

Online Newspapers - Get newspapers and magazines from all over the world                          

Packing Tips - Tips and basic packing guidelines 

Lonely Planet - Where do you want to travel?                                    

STA Travel - Get great deals on flights, hotels and more                                             

Let's Go - Travel Guides par excellence

World Newspapers - World news for you

Magellan's - Your trusted source of travel supplies

Wiki Travel - Wikipedia for travelers

Hostel World - Search over 24,000 hostels in 180 countries

Ryan Air - Are you looking for cheap airfare within Europe?

Cheapflights.co.uk - Looking for cheap airfare from the UK?

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