Visas and Residence PermitsThe majority of EXCHANGE/AFFILIATE programs offered through Baylor require that students have a visa and/or residence permit in order to study at the host university for their time abroad. In order to obtain a visa and/or residence permit, you will often have to contact the host country's nearest consulate (most of them being located in Houston). Once you have officially been accepted to the host university (meaning you have recieved your letter of acceptance), you will need to contact the consulate in order to obtain the visa and/or residence permit before you leave.
Obtaining these documents can often take some time so plan well in advance to submit your host university application in order that you may submit your visa/residence permit application. Some universities will include information on obtaining a visa and/or residence permit in the acceptance packet, but it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to obtain a visa and/or residence permit. More information about the specific requirements can be found on each of the host university's program pages.
Some country's require a Letter of Intent from the student's home university. If a Letter of Intent is required, contact your program director for more information.