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1. Connect with the LeadAbroad Community

We travel with hundreds of incredible college students each year from over 75 different universities.  By choosing LeadAbroad, you are entering a network of supportive, ambitious, adventurous college students.  No matter what your major, hometown or life goals, with a little effort you can meet lifelong friends who will push you to be your best.

There’s a few ways to get connected.  First, follow us on Instagram.  Here you will see others tagging @LeadAbroad and sharing #LeadAbroadLife photos and you can follow and connect with them.  Next, reach out to your campus captain.  This is a student who was just in your shoes and knows exactly what you are thinking and wondering about.  You will receive this information via email and you can text your campus captain with questions or to grab coffee.  There are so many other ways to get connected such as attending an event on your campus, joining your program Facebook group or posting that you are going on a LeadAbroad program this summer. Just like anything in college, the more you put into this experience, the more you will get out of it.

 

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2. Apply for a Passport

While you are waiting for your official acceptance email, it’s a great idea to apply for your passport.  We accept students every 2 weeks starting in October so you may have a little wait depending on when you apply.

If you do not have a passport, no worries!  This is the first step to a life of international adventures and you’ll never look back. Follow the steps here to get a passport from the U.S. Department of State.  Do this early so you are not stressed when departure rolls around.

If you already have a passport, check the expiration date. If it expires in 2020, apply for a renewal. Many countries require 6-12 months before the expiration date so you want to make sure you have plenty of time left.  Here are some helpful tips on renewing a passport.

3. Access Your Portal & Other Resources

As part of our promise to support you and your family, we have tons of information online to help you prepare for your LeadAbroad program.  Here’s a few great places to check out after you apply!

FAQs: Find all of the answers to the most common questions
Resources: Learn more about health and safety, insurance and policies
Sample Syllabi: This can be helpful to take your home university
Your Accepted Student Portal: Click your program and review details like housing, classes, packing lists, itineraries and more!
Instagram stories: See a sneak peak at life on the ground

 

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