Education Abroad

Planning Your Trip

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The most important preparation you can do for going abroad is to research and be informed.

The Center for International Studies is here to help you plan your Education Abroad experience from beginning your financial planning a year in advance of your trip to making sure your health insurance and safety plan are in place while you’re abroad.

Be sure to attend the Pre-departure Orientation to begin your planning and research for departure.

Planning information

Financial Aid

Begin planning your finances at least one year in advance of your study abroad trip.

Your health

Plan health exams, insurance and medication needs prior to studying abroad.

Be safe

Create a safety plan just in case of emergency situations.

Guidance for Travelers: International Travel & Infectious Disease

Check out this link to learn more about pre-travel, during travel, and post-travel planning from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Identity Abroad

No matter your identity, study abroad is for you. Check out this resource page for tips on how to travel with your intersectional identities!


Make sure you are applying for all the scholarships available.

Additional resources

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