Once you have your flight information, you must submit a flight form to the Study Abroad Office.
Wait to hear from your program regarding your exact arrival and departure dates before booking a flight or personal travel. The program will provide you with specific visa and arrival/departure information as soon as possible. Early departure from the program is not generally permitted and students are expected to attend all classes, excursions, and final exams. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade.
Your program may offer travel recommendations or you may choose to book your flights independently. Some visas require that you have a round-trip ticket. Know and understand your selected airline’s costs and procedure for changing your flight.
Make a plan for your arrival in the country. Secure any necessary transportation ahead of time, if possible, and decide whom to contact back home to let them know you arrived safely.
Understand that all students will experience culture shock at some point. Time abroad often begins with a honeymoon period, but that can be followed by a period of frustration and disillusionment. These feelings are normal. While staying in tune to possible problems, it is important to work through these different stages of culture shock.
Allow time and space to develop a support network abroad rather than relying totally on the one back home.