Accepted Students

Information for Your Time Abroad

There are few things you should remember while you're abroad. Please see the items listed below:

  • Remember to send us your contact information via email as soon as you arrive at your host university. Please send your address, new cell phone number, and any other information that has changed from the information you put on your Study Abroad Application Packet.
  • This step is VERY important - if you ADD or DROP a class while abroad, you MUST notify our office as soon as possible via email. If are adding a class and have not had the course approved, you will need to contact the department chair of the course to have the course approved. Also, if you drop a class, make sure that it does not put you below full-time student status.
  • Make sure to send us links to your online blogs or photo albums to keep us up to date with what you have going on abroad. Our office loves to keep up with your travels and adventures.
  • If you are studying abroad for a semester, you will be registering yourself for the term you will be returning to Baylor. This will be done as normal, according to your assigned registration time. You will need to contact your academic advisor to have all of your flags removed before you will be able to register.
  • Don't forget about the Study Abroad Photo Contest. Keep your eyes peeled for good pictures you take abroad that you can submit for the Photo Contest.

    Please send all contact information and course changes (if applicable) to

Do you need a passport?

If you are studying abroad, you must have a valid passport. It can take up to 6 months for a new passport. Please go HERE for more information on getting your passport! Remember, they are valid for 10 years.


It is YOUR responsibility to have your transcript from your host university mailed back to Baylor. Some universities will do this for you, but you still need to check with the transcript office to see if they automatically send it or if you need to fill out a transcript request form. Mail all transcripts to:

Study Abroad Office
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97381
Waco, TX 76798