Carnegie Mellon University

Preparing to Go Abroad

Before studying abroad, students must ensure that they have followed the required administrative procedures put in place by Carnegie Mellon University, the U.S. government, and the host institutions and countries. In addition, it is important to make appropriate travel arrangements and be familiar with health and safety precautions abroad. The resources below will help ensure that you have all the required documents in place before you leave and that your time abroad is happy, healthy and safe. 

Before You Go

Planning & Preparation

Find the steps you are required to take before you go, including information about Pre-Departure Orientations, required forms and documents, passports and identification, and health insurance.

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Transfer Credit

Students taking courses for credit at a college or university abroad must have the content of their overseas courses assessed to determine which credits may be transferred. 

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Travel Resources

Find helpful resources including a list of U.S. embassies abroad, information about transportation and travel, communication, and tips about living abroad. 

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Health & Safety

Here you'll find resources that will help you maintain your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing while abroad.

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