Copy of passport information page
Copy of travel itinerary
Copy of your acceptance letter
Signed Student rights and Responsibilities form.
Signed Illegal drug use form
Signed permission for emergency treatment form
Proof of medical insurance coverage
Emergency contact numbers
Preparing to leave…required documents
- state.gov (click on passports)
International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
Credit from there to here
Paying for your program
Academics in host country
- academic calendar; work styles; grading;
class and tutorial formats; faculty relations;
other students; evaluations and assessments
Eurail - Provider of discounted rail passes, covering
travel in 17 different countries.
Priceline.com - purchase by ticket bidding only.
STA Travel – statravel.com - 1-800-777-0112
Omega Travel (901)-678-3204/3321
Health and Safety Measures
Immunization center, Memphis health dept, 814 Jefferson
Complete emergency card
Visit Doctor and dentist before departure
Fill prescriptions/ extra pair of eye glasses
Take a notarized letter from doctor detailing any medical
Non-prescription medications (i.e., Vitamins, Tylenol, specific
lens solution, Nyquil, condoms etc.)
Register with the State Department before your
departure in host country
Remember: When handling any crisis document
Natural Disaster and group accidents
Missing Program participant (more than 24
Robbery, Rape, Assault, Death
Rules of Behavior and Penalties
Destruction of Property
Alcohol and Drug use
Harassment of students, staff, faculty or host families
Non-participation in group activities
Student will be expelled from the program, with no refund, if
clear warning about the consequences of misconduct is
Medical and Travel Insurance
Must have coverage outside the U.S.A
Must turn in proof of insurance to the study abroad
ISEP participants purchase ISEP insurance
See page 3-4 of student handbook for guidelines on
how to purchase insurance
International Student Identity Card (to be issued by
the Study abroad Office)
Security Tips for Air Travel
Before You Leave remember to pack smart — pack safe.
You cannot bring the items listed below on your person or in
Knives of any length, composition, or description; All cutting
and puncturing instruments, i.e., pocketknives, carpet knives
and box cutters, ice picks, straight razors, metal scissors,
Corkscrews, and metal nail files.
Athletic equipment that could be used as a weapon, such as
baseball/softball bats, golf clubs,
pool cues, ski poles, and hockey sticks.
Fireworks - signal flares, sparklers, or other explosives.
Flammable liquids or solids - fuel, paints, lighter refills,
Air Travel Tips
Arrive early. Heightened airport security measures increase
the time needed to check in. It is advisable to arrive at the
airport two hours before your flight’s scheduled departure
Watch your bags and personal belongings at all times. Do
not accept packages from strangers.
Don't joke about having a bomb or firearm. Don't discuss
terrorism, weapons, explosives, or other threats while going
through the security checkpoint. The mere mention of words
such as "gun,“ "bomb," etc., can compel security personnel to
detain and question you. They are trained to consider these
comments as real threats.
Adult passengers must bring a government-issued
photo ID. The FAA requires that air carriers request
government-issued identification, such as a driver’s
license. If a government-issued photo ID is not
available, bring two pieces of ID, one of which must
be from a governmental authority.
E-ticket travelers should check with their airline to
make sure they have proper documentation.
Be prepared to answer questions about your bags.
Be cooperative as screeners ask to hand-search
your bags. Security personnel will search a bag if
the x-ray scan cannot determine its contents.
Only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the
screener checkpoints, unless a passenger requires
parental oversight or must be accompanied by a
Travelers are limited to one carry-on bag and one
personal item (e.g., purse or briefcase).
Electronic items, such as laptop computers and
cell phones, may be subjected to additional
screening. Be prepared to remove your laptop
from its travel case so it can be X-rayed
- Get a money belt
- Be sure to have more than one source of funding: credit card, ATM
cards, Travelers checks, Cash
- Check with your bank and credit card company on ATM policies,
know your pin # in alphabets and make sure it is not more than 4
For information on country dialing codes and times in any
part of the world check out:
E-Mail ( locate a cybercafe at cybercaptive.com/)
U of M e-mail addresses
- Landlines (ATT, SPRINT, MCI calling cards are more
- Ask about phone rules if staying with a host family
- Cell phones
Stage One: Initial Euphoria
Stage Two: Irritation and hostility
Stage Three: Gradual adjustment
Stage Four: Adaptation/Biculturalism
Do some research, i.e., travel books, guide books, maps etc.,
Be aware of common gestures/ language which might have
different meanings abroad
Follow local etiquette in dining, greeting etc.
Avoid judgmental conclusions
Culture & Culture Shock
Milton Bennets Model: Development of
Have a safe & pleasant study abroad experience
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Tengan un viaje maravilloso hagan lo un experiencia
Gute reise und viel glueck