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Passport and Visa information

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The Office of International Education can assist you with obtaining the required documentation for foreign study. In many cases, you will be required to travel to the U.S. regional consulate of the country in which you wish to study. Each country has unique student visa application requirements, and for some countries a visa is not required for summer programs.  

 

Information for popular destinations:

United Kingdom

U.S. students studying in he UK for less than 6 months may enter as a 'student visitor' and do not need a Tier 4 Student Visa. However, you must present your letter of acceptance into a study abroad or exchange program to the UK Border Agency upon entry.

The official British Government website for online visa applications

 

France

U.S. students studying in France for less than 90 days may enter without a visa.

Consular Jurisdictions

France Visa Information

 

Spain

U.S. students studying in Spain for less than 90 days may enter without a visa.

Consular jurisdictions

Spain Visa Information

 

Italy

U.S students studying in Italy for less than 90 days may enter without a visa.

Consular jurisdictions

Visa Information - Italian Embassy, Washington D.C.

Visa Information - Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia

*Please note that the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia requires a bank statement, signed and stamped as authentic by your bank, indicating adequate funds for your period of study in Italy ($1000/month), along with all other application materials. This specific requirement varies by consular jurisdiction, though proof of financial means will be required for all Italian visa applications.

 

 

Passport/Visa expediting services