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  • Passports:

So, you've found the study abroad program that's right for you and you're ready to travel? Do you have a current passport? If you don't, read on, as you will need a passport to visit another country and to return to the United States.

You should be aware that some countries require that your U.S. passport BE VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS or longer beyond the dates of your study abroad program/trip abroad, so it is best not to travel with a passport that will expire shortly.

If you need a new passport or want to renew your expired passport, visit the State Department's website for a downloadable application:


  • Visas:

It is vital that you check the entry requirements with the Consular Officials of the countries to be visited WELL IN ADVANCE of your departure for overseas.

For passport and visa requirements and consular information, you can visit:

If you live in the Bay Area, you can also click on "Consulates" on the toolbar to the left for contact information for local Consulates.




  • Study Abroad programs outside of CCSF

Didn't find the study abroad program of your dreams on our website? (Sorry about that!)

Want to study in a country where CCSF is not currently offering a program?

Check out one or more of the following websites for listings of study abroad programs sponsored by U.S. Institutions and Study Abroad Organizations:

TEACH ABROAD is a directory for teaching positions around the world. Search through educational opportunities, paid and volunteer teaching positions.


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