Immigration processes for study abroad can be a little bit more complex for international students. We hope some of the information below will help you plan.
- International students and non-U.S. citizens should check with the embassy of their country of citizenship in the United States, if they need to renew their passport.
- Passports should be valid six months beyond the period of the study abroad program
- International students should apply for their visas for study abroad while they are still in the U.S. Students who apply for a visa in the U.S are more successful than students who apply in their home countries.
- Consult with your chosen program for advice and assistance about obtaining a visa.
- Inquire about visa requirements, including those for countries you plan to visit before or after your study abroad programs. It can take several weeks to gather all of the documents needed for the visa application.
- International students may need to have a U.S. visa valid beyond the period of their study abroad program before they may apply for a student visa for study abroad.
- Non-U.S. citizens, students on Permanent Resident Status (Green Card) and student on a non-immigrant F-1 Visa, should consult with the Pensby Center to make sure that all their U.S. immigration paperwork is in place for their re-entry to the United States.
Health Insurance While Abroad
- All students are required to have medical, dental and mental health coverage that is acceptable in the study abroad country throughout the duration of their stay abroad.
- International students must remain enrolled in the Bryn Mawr College International Health Insurance plan. Students may not opt out of the plan.