What do I do first?

Study Abroad Checklist

_____ Make an appointment to see Study Abroad Advisor Dr. Julie Kiefer in Schwitzer 208 by calling (317) 788-3394 or e-mailing her at kieferjm@uindy.edu.
_____ Research available study abroad programs.   Write down all questions that you come up with about the program you want to attend.
_____ Review program information and questions with Study Abroad Advisor. Once you select a program, complete necessary applications. (University of Indianapolis has an additional Study Abroad Fee - please keep in mind when looking at program costs)
_____ Obtain Study Abroad budget from Julie M. Kiefer. Meet with Financial Aid Advisor (Laura Przybylinski) in the Office of Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for financial aid.
_____ Contact your Key Academic Advisor and obtain a list of courses you still need to complete your UIndy degree. Have Key Academic Advisor fill out Academic Approval for Study Abroad and then return to Julie Kiefer. Also, go over what courses you will be taking when you get back and have them written down to take with you (you will have to email them to your advisor/Julie Kiefer/the Registrar's Office when the dates come up for registration - this will happen while you are abroad).
_____ If living on campus, get in contact with Residence Life to inform them of your plans.
_____ Obtain or renew your passport (Can be done at your local post office - pictures can be taken for a lesser expense at Walgreens or CVS).
_____ Look into visa requirements for the country you are going.   Discuss this with Julie before leaving.
_____ Check with your current health insurance provider regarding overseas coverage and limitations.
_____ Purchase study abroad health insurance if coverage is not provided by current health insurance or study abroad program. (Look into ISIC International ID card - through Julie)
*Insurance - All students are required to have insurance coverage while studying abroad.   If you need a supplemental policy to cover you while abroad the following are examples of policies for student's studying abroad:
_____ "U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. For additional information, please refer to "A Safe Trip Abroad" found at travel.state.gov taken from Public Announcements on State.gov
_____ Get vaccinations/exams (if necessary) from you health care provider.
_____ Purchase airline tickets.  Examples would include:  StudentUniverse.com, STATravel.com, Travelocity.com, etc.
_____ Bring invoice (bill from program) into Julie to go over before acting.   (Do not pay anything until you have discussed with Julie first)