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.
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 Gallagher Charitable International Insurance. @$3.30 a day Gallagher Summary of Benefits
Semester or long term insurance is procured through the Grant Center for comprehensive coverage world wide.
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.
For information on required and suggested immunizations see the CDC (Center for Disease Control) site and the countries you will be traveling in.U.S. State Department Info for Students Abroad
If you are traveling while studying abroad this link will give you information about hotel chains that may be suitable to your situation. This their quote, “The basic operation is based on the ability to generate a report of a hotel chain’s supply in a city, a country or even worldwide. The goal of hotelchains.com is to provide a transparent, user-friendly hotel guide focusing on hotel chains and its range.” Hotel Chains
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