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