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Before You Travel

Studying abroad or participating in one of the college’s global initiatives trips can be one of the highlights of your university career. In order to make preparation for the trip less stressful, use the information below as a guide to getting started.

Studying abroad will be one of the highlights of your university career.  You will have wonderful and challenging experiences that will allow you to grow both academically and personally and prepare you to compete in today’s globalizing world.  But we know that planning for this experience can be daunting, so the Center for International Education has assembled these guidelines to help get you started.

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Passports and visas are two very important types of documents that you will need when you study abroad.

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Welcome back! Now that you have returned from a remarkable learning experience abroad, you will find yourself facing a cultural adjustment to life back in the U.S. While this adjustment is different for each student, there are many commonalities in the returned-student experience.

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Students must arrange to have your transcript sent to the Programs Abroad Office prior to returning to the US. The Center for International Education has compiled more information on this process.

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers students interested in studying abroad five different types of programs: faculty-directed, affiliate, exchange, direct and academic internships.

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If you have already completed your FAFSA for the current academic year, and receive federal and/or state financial aid (including the HOPE Scholarship), you may apply it to all UT approved study abroad programs.

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The Center for International Education has put together application deadlines for must programs.

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The Center for International Education has put together a list of steps to follow to apply for a study abroad program.

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