For many host countries, students are required to obtain permission to study in the country for an extended period of time. Permission is granted through a visa which students generally apply for 1-3 months prior to going abroad. Every country has their own application requirements so make sure to consult the embassy or consulate website of your host country as you may need to travel to the nearest consulate. The Study ABroad Provider will provide you with more instruction, documentation, and support should your host country require that you get a student visa.
All relevant Pre-Departure paperwork is available online and in each student's Horizons account, once logged in, go to "Document Library" subtab "My Documents".
|Course Approval Form||Medical Report|
Long Term Faculty Led,
*There is a late fee of $125 for required forms submitted after the deadline. Failure to submit a required form before the program start-date will result in a $250 fee and will seriously jeopardize your eligibility to participate.*
*UCOR will still accept Course Approval Forms after the dates below, but they cannot guarantee the form will be returned before the Education Abroad deadline. Please allow about 2 weeks processing time at UCOR. Please include page 1 and 4 of Course Approval Form.*
|University Core Deadline||Education Abroad Deadline|
|Academic Year/Fall Semester||April 15||May 1|
|Winter Quarter/Spring Semester||October 15||November 1|
|Spring Quarter||January 15||February 1|
|Summer||March 15||April 1|
It is encouraged that you meet with a Counselor in Student Financial services to discuss how your aid will apply to your international program. Schedule an appointment by calling (206) 220-8020. Make sure to bring your program’s Estimate Budget and Cost Comparison Worksheets to the meeting!
SU Sponsored and Exchange Budget Catalog - subject to change
Check your SUonline Invoice and refer to the post-acceptance agreement for more details, located in Horizons in your online application.
This event will address strategies to stay healthy and safe while abroad, cultural immersion, academic expectations, etc. This will also be a time for you to connect with other students studying abroad and ask questions to better prepare yourself for departure.
After logging-in to your Horizons account, select “Events” and select the Pre-Departure Orientation date that works best for you. This Orientation is MANDATORY, so please make the appropriate arrangements to ensure your attendance.
|Pre-Departure Orientation Date|
|Summer, Academic Year,
Fall Quarter, & Fall Semester
|Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter,
& Spring Semester
SU-Sponsored, SU-Exchange, and Non-SU students will be automatically placed in Study Abroad placeholder courses at Seattle University, ensuring that they are still full-time students at Seattle U. These placeholder courses will be worth 12 quarter credits on your Program Evaluation, upon your successful completion of your study abroad program, the Registrar's Office will grant the transfer credits.
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is how the US Department of State monitors US citizens and nations traveling and living abroad. Those registered will receive important information from the US Embassy about their safety conditions in your host country. The US Embassy will also contact you in an emergency and help your family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.