What should I know before I leave?In order to be ready for you time abroad, you will have to complete various tasks before you are able to leave on a Study Abroad trip. After you have turned in your Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet in addition to submitting your application to the host university, you will then need to begin submitting forms, copying records, buying plane tickets, etc. In the left toolbar, you will see a list of items that will be necessary to complete before you leave to go abroad.
In addition, it is wise for you to make copies of all important documents before you go abroad. MAKE SURE to leave a copy of your passport with your parents in the event that you lose yours abroad and make another copy to put in your suitcase. Also, make a copy of your driver's license, AHP health insurance card, regular insurance card, and all major credit cards.
When you leave to go abroad, bring ALL documents you recieved from your host university with you. These will be useful in the event you get stopped at the airport or have trouble at the university.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who participate in a study abroad not taught by Baylor faculty or in an exchange program their final semester at Baylor should not expect to graduate at the end of that term because differences in academic calendars between Baylor and foreign universities make it very unlikely that official transcripts with final grades will reach Baylor in time for graduation certification. For more detailed information, the student should contact the appropriate degree plans office