Studying overseas as part of your undergraduate degree is an exciting opportunity. To make your experience as enjoyable as possible, it's a good idea to be prepared before you go, during your exchange and as you leave. Read our top tips below.
If you are studying in Europe for your semester or year abroad then you will not need a visa as you have free admittance into the countries in the European Union. You will also have the right of residence in the country you are studying in, for the duration of your course. Please see the Brexit Update to keep abreast of the situation in light of Brexit.
If you are studying in the USA, then you will need an Exchange Visa, also known as a J1 Visa. A J1 Visa is sponsored by the host university you choose to study at. This means you cannot apply for a J1 visa without sponsorship from them. When planning to study in the USA for a semester or full year, you will need to apply for this visa, in advance. There are several applications which need completing (the International Hub will help you with this process). The cost of this Visa is $340; you can find more information about applying for this visa on the US Department of State for a step by step guide.