When and where to start the application and preparation process.
Six Months to a Year Prior to Departure
- Attend a Huskers Abroad 101 session to get started.
- Start learning about the education abroad process and exploring program options.
- Know your deadlines - some exchange programs and scholarships have one deadline a year.
- Apply for your passport, your passport must be valid for six months past your return from your time abroad.
Three to Six Months Prior to Departure
- Set up an appointment with your college Coordinator
- Set up an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss your academic plan
- Review your program cost sheet and make sure you understand the full cost.
- Visit with an advisor in Husker Hub to discuss your current UNL/federal aid and other funding options.
- Apply to additional scholarship funding.
- Submit your application to the UNL Global Experiences Office through MyWorld and apply directly to the provider/host institution if required.
Two to Three Months Prior to Departure
- Confirm your participation in your program.
- Research and purchase your flight.
- If a visa is required for travel to your host country, begin the application process.
- Seek course pre-departure credit evaluation from departmental evaluators if transferring back credit to UNL.
- Visit the University Travel Health clinic or your preferred medical professional to discuss vaccinations and other health concerns.
- Complete the UNL Health Clearance Form if required.
One to Two Months Prior to Departure
- Finalize course pre-departure credit evaluations if seeking transfer credit.
- Complete cost adjustment worksheet and meeting with Husker Hub to secure financial aid and UNL scholarships.
- Attend UNL pre-departure orientation.
- Complete remaining items in MyWord portal.
- Photocopy any important documents you are taking with you such as your passport, I.D., credit card, and debit card. Scan copies to yourself and a family member.
- Inform your bank and credit card companies of your travel plans so they do not freeze your accounts; check to see whether your bank charges service fees for international transactions or ATM withdrawals.