CDC recommends making sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before travel, which includes additional doses for individuals who are immunocompromised or booster doses when eligible. Follow all requirements and recommendations at each location during travel, and take steps to protect yourself and others. Check the COVID-19 Travel Health Notice for your destination and visit the International Travel webpage for requirements and recommendations. 


Apply early for a passport, or renew your old one. It should be valid for at least 6 months after you return home, and needs to have two or more blank pages. Otherwise some countries may not let you enter. 


The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You can receive travel and security updates about your destination, and it will help us contact you in an emergency.

Studying Abroad

Exploring new destinations and experiencing other cultures is both rewarding and exciting, but it is also important to do so safely. Review current travel information about your destination and know before you go.

Travel Insurance

Study Abroad 4711 provides health insurance for all students as part of your program fees. This health insurance is mandatory for all students, whether you have insurance at home or not. A copy of the insurance policy is included in the acceptance package that every student participating in a Study Abroad 4711 program receives.