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Before You Go

The Study Abroad Pre-departure Guide gives tips on what to pack, how to prepare, and general tips to living abroad. This is not an all inclusive or country specific guide to living abroad. For a more detailed perspective of life in your host country, such as cultural behaviors, daily life, safety, cost of living, we recommend reading "Let's Go" and other travel guides.

All students studying abroad are required to attend a pre-departure orientation with the Study Abroad Office before departure.

Passport and Visas
A valid passport is required to enter and leave international borders and many countries require a visa to enter as a student. In this section you will find general information and recommendations to prepare your travel documents.

Flights and Arrival
It is critical to arrive on the official arrival date of your program. In this section, you will find general information about flights and arrival in your host country.

Diversity and Identity Abroad
Drexel Study Abroad is committed to supporting our students as they prepare for study abroad, and we encourage you to be as open as possible with your advisors about your needs or concerns. In this section, you will find general information about how aspects of your diversity and identity may be impacted while abroad.

Health and Safety
Drexel makes the health, safety, and security of its students the highest priority. In this section, we aim to provide students with the resources and information that they may need to prepare for their time abroad and make smart decisions to greatly lower their risks while overseas.

While You're Abroad
Preparing to go abroad is more than just logistics. In this section, you will find information about culture shock, managing your academics, documenting your journey, and tips for helping with your co-op search while you're abroad.