Post-Acceptance Checklist

  1. Secure your place in the program by paying your advance payment deposit.
  2. Complete all post-acceptance forms by logging back into the application system and checking your dashboard for incomplete items.
  3. Obtain or renew your passport. Visit the State Department website  for more information on the passport application process. Most countries require passport validity to extend six months beyond the overseas program’s end date.
  4. International Students: Make an appointment with the Slutzker Center  to discuss immigration rules related to study abroad.
  5. Visa: Apply for your student visa or travel documents. Please follow your World Partner’s instructions for obtaining your visa.
  6. Financial aid: Find more financial aid and scholarship information on the SU Abroad website and meet with your financial aid counselor to understand how your current financial aid will apply toward study abroad.
  7. Work with your major/minor and general academic advisors to complete your program’s Course Request /Advising form (one of the post-acceptance forms).
  8. Meet our Global Ambassadors or talk to other program alumni. The best way to understand what to expect when you are abroad is to talk to someone who has already participated in the program.
  9. Upload your photo for your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) when you receive the email from ISIC.
  10. Submit all your World Partner’s required post-acceptance forms, even if they include information already provided to SU or SU Abroad.
  11. Review your health insurance plan. Make sure it provides adequate coverage while you are outside of the United States.
  12. Consider purchasing personal property insurance, if you bring your laptop or expensive camera abroad.
  13. Follow your World Partner’s instructions to purchase a flight. Information will be emailed to you after your acceptance.
  14. Claim your free New York Times subscription! All center and summer students receive a one-year subscription to the New York Times. You will receive an email at your syr.edu email address telling you how to active the subscription. You can also follow the steps below to activate your access:
    1. Visit NYTimes.com
    2. Click Log In
    3. Enter your SU email address
    4. Click Forgot Password and set up a password.
    5. If you have already set up a free registration on NYTimes.com with your SU email address, you should just log in to NYTimes.com to activate access.
  15. If applicable, cancel on-campus housing for your semester abroad. You must cancel housing for the fall semester by July 1 and spring semester by the last week in November.