Study Abroad

Get Ready

Pre-departure preparation ensures that you have a successful, productive and safe experience abroad.

    • Below are the tools that you need to prepare for your time abroad – everything from registration while abroad to medication precautions and insurance.
    • Use the pre-departure checklist to get organized and visit the links to find out more.

Pre-departure checklist

Find out what you need to do before you go

Passports & visas

Make sure you have the proper documentation for your travels


Learn how study abroad registration works – it’s different than on campus!

Earning credit abroad

Learn how will your credits transfer back to the UW


Find out about orientation opportunities to prepare for your program

Medical precautions & insurance

Make sure you researched your destination and understand how your Student Abroad insurance works

Managing money

Get practical tips on how to access funds while abroad

Community & conduct

Review the Study Abroad Standards of Conduct and understand your impact on communities