Once your application to study abroad has been accepted, begin planning the details of your experience.
Apply to the Study Abroad School
Each student must apply personally to the study abroad school of their choice. The Grant Center does not apply for them.
We want our students to be well-equipped for any situation they may find themselves in, which is why Fort Sherman Academy Security Training is required for all members of the Ouachita community to travel outside of the U.S. This includes study abroad students, mission groups, band or choral tours, etc.Fort Sherman Academy
All students and faculty traveling in connection with Ouachita are required to purchase an international health insurance policy due to visa regulations and safety concerns. The Grant Center will purchase the policy for each traveler, and the cost will be billed through student accounts.
For short-term study abroad such as summer programs (European Study Tour, Biblical Studies Tour, Costa Rica, etc.) and mission trips, travelers will use the International Medical Group’s Patriot Exchange Program. For semester- or year-long programs, travelers will use Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services‘ custom plan for Ouachita travelers.Insurance for Short-Term Programs Insurance for Long-Term Programs
Many countries require that students from the U.S. obtain student visas in order to study there. See the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) website for details on the country where you will study.Visa Information for Your Destination
Each student is responsible to make his or her own travel plans, including securing flight arrangements, a current passport, etc.U.S. State Department Info for Students Abroad
Particularly those who are participating in the European Study Tour or other summer programs may want to consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance. This covers your financial loss in the event that the trip has to be cancelled for reasons covered in the plan.Gallagher Trip Cancellation & Interruption Coverage