Center For Global Education

Congratulations on your decision to go abroad!!

On this website, you will find instructions about paperwork you need to complete before departure as well as links to resources that can help you as you prepare.

MANDATORY Pre-Departure Orientation for all students going abroad during Spring 2015. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

4:30 p.m. in JH141

Food Provided

Please RSVP to Judy Malarney at

Checklist of Paperwork to be turned in by November 10, 2014.  Paperwork can be picked up from and returned to JH212.

  1. Declaration of Intent to Study Abroad
  2. Statement of Financial Responsibility
  3. Study Abroad Course Approval Form (List of who to contact in each department for course equivalency)
  4. Assumption of Risk and Release Form

Additional Responsibilities

  • Submit your study abroad program's required forms
  • Complete an Intent to Vacate form to the Office of Residence Life (AU303), if necessary
  • Apply for or update your passport (if necessary).
  • Inform your parents or guardians of the procedure to get a passport - so they have proper travel documents if necessary.
  • Make travel arrangements, if necessary
  • See if you need a visa into study abroad location, check with the consulate of the country you are going to.
  • Register with the U.S. State Department
  • Make sure your immunizations are up to date for your study abroad location
  • Check on your personal health insurance coverage
  • Talk with your parents or guardians about filling out a Power of Attorney before departure.  This grants another person the legal authority or permission to make decisions about your affairs while you are abroad.  If interested, you can google for the form and fill it out in front of a notary.

If you are looking to get CORE credit for classes you take abroad, please see the process below.

Go to the R&R website to get the form for approval to transfer Core curriculum credit in-all the directions are on the form.  You'll need to fill it out and submit with it the course descriptions from the university abroad.  The completed form then can be dropped off to JH 209 to the attention of Laura Cobb Dailey. 

Study Abroad Handbook

We have put together a handbook that addresses many issues student's face while preparing to go abroad as well as while living overseas.  Please download this handbook and refer to it as needed.


If you need to store items in the Indianapolis area while you are overseas, renting space through this service might be helpful.


To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility, please contact (Jill McKinney,, 317-940-8473).   Please allow two weeks advance notice in order to allow adequate time to make arrangements.  Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less notice, it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks notice a reasonable accommodation can be provided.