Get Going

Get Going

It's time to get going and start planning your study abroad experience! Follow the steps below and begin reviewing your semester, summer, or short-term options.


Step 1: Do your research.

Find available study abroad opportunities by searching through our Approved Programs or by visiting the Center for International Programs, Foy Hall 301.

If you are a first-year student, review the Study Abroad Tips for Freshmen.

Step 2: Get a passport.

Apply for a passport or make sure your current passport is up to date. Remember that applying for/renewing a passport may take months, so begin early. Passport applications are available at your local Post or County Clerk's Office or online. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State's Passport and International Travel page.

Step 3: Talk to your Academic Advisor.

It's important to discuss your study abroad plans with your Academic Advisor early and often. Planning ahead can help make study abroad a reality for all students. Remember, every major is eligible to study abroad.

Step 4: Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor.

A meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor is required to proceed with the application process. Contact the Center for International Programs to schedule an appointment. international@siena.edu

Step 5: Start your program application.

Since most programs have rolling admissions, the sooner you apply the better; some programs may close/fill before the published deadline. Be aware that different programs have different application guidelines and requirements may vary widely.