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Stage 2: Preparing to Go

Great, you've selected a program that meets your academic and personal goals! Here you will find important forms and scholarship, travel  health/safety and government resources.

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University of Hartford Forms

All students must complete these additional forms as part of the study abroad process: Course Approval Form, Emergency Contact & Social Media Form, and Passport Form (includes uploading a copy of your passport photo page).

Click here for Study Abroad Forms

 

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Study Abroad Provider

Now that you've been approved by UHart, you can move forward with the application of the study abroad program provider you have selected. All application processes, deadlines and materials can be found on the provider's website. Be sure to check their application deadlines and remember you must have University approval to study abroad before you apply to the provider!  Students will pay any necessary application fees and program deposits if required. 

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Arranging Travel

Once you've been accepted by both UHart and the provider, you can go ahead and begin to arrange your travel.  Please be aware it can take several weeks or months to process passports and visas, so make sure to leave enough time to get these if you need one.  Now is also the time to begin looking at flights, but don't book your flights until your program dates are confirmed.  Read More 

 

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Study Abroad Scholarships and Funding

Studying abroad does not have to break the bank!  Most, if not all, of your financial aid will travel with you when you study abroad on a UHart-approved program because we keep you enrolled as a University of Hartford student.  There are a few additional opportunities for interested students: University of Hartford scholarships, scholarships through our providers, and outside funding.  Read More

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Health and Safety

The University of Hartford requires that all students have the UnitedHealthcare Global Emergency Travel Assistance Blanket Policy and medical insurance while abroad. Most countries you travel to will not require special vaccinations; please consult with your program provider to determine whether or not you need a vaccination.  Make sure to also speak with your doctor before leaving the country to discuss any medications or services you may need while abroad.  Read More

 

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Logistics

You'll want to speak with your bank and/or credit companies before you leave the country to discuss potential fees or tips for traveling abroad.  Also contact your phone provider if you wish to take your phone overseas as they can assist with international plans.  Alternatively, you can buy a local phone in your host country if you choose not to bring your phone with you. When it comes to packing, if you are not able to carry your bags up and down the stairs or around the house a few times, you have packed too much!  Lay out all of the clothes on the bed or floor, cut the pile in half, and that is what you should bring.  Click here for more information on money, phones, and packing

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Learning the Language

Are you studying or interning abroad in a country where English is not the primary language?  Are you nervous about learning a new language?  The BBC has put together a few resources that might help with learning a new language and key phrases.