Steps to Study Abroad


Welcome to UMass Abroad! We are excited to help you start planning your international experience and Peer Advisors are available to help you throughout the process. Drop by the Advising Center, find us on campus, or schedule an appointment and we’ll answer your questions and help you get ready to Be UMass Abroad!

CREATE your UMass Abroad profile

Verify Eligibility and Understand Academic Policies

Am I eligible? Can I take anything abroad?  How does this fit into my degree requirements? 

Identify your goals

Why do I want to go abroad?

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Understand Finances

How am I going to pay for study abroad?

Choose Your Program

What are my options?

Understand the Application Process

When do I apply? Why do I have two applications?


How do I submit my applications?

Prepare to Go Abroad

What do I need to do before the semester ends and I head to the airport?

  Apply for your passport now if you don’t have one! If you have one, check the expiration date, so you have plenty of time to renew it before you apply to your program.

No matter where you are in your journey to Be UMass Abroad, here are some resources to help you plan:

Still have questions? We’re here for you!