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Prepare and Go

Travel Documents and Resources

Passports

Determine what identification you need to enter your host country as a student.

Obtain or Renew your Passport

Student Visas

Determine what documentation you need to enter your host country as a student.

Obtain your Visa

Travel Planning

There are many things to think about when preparing to travel abroad on your own, whether it's your first time or you're an experienced pro. 

Travel Planning

Logistics

Residence Hall

Housing & Storage

Make housing and storage arrangements prior to your departure from Northwestern.

Arrange Housing & Store your Stuff

Communication

Research cell phones, email, and internet access for study abroad.

Communicate Abroad

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Learn about health and safety resources available while abroad.

Stay healthy and safe abroad

Experience Abroad

Identity Abroad

Consider aspects of your identity and how these may be perceived in other cultures.

Explore your Identity

Cultural Adjustment

Familiarize yourself with the common stages of cultural adjustment and tips for processing your experience.  

RECOGNIZE & NAVIGATE CULTURAL ADJUSTMENT

Learn About your Destination

Research your host country to help prepare for your experience abroad

Review Questions and Resources

Host Community Engagement

Learn about being thoughtful and reflective in your engagements and start thinking about the unintended consequences of study and travel abroad.

Make the Most OF YOUR EXPERIENCE