Studying Abroad involves multiple phases, and can be a long process. Below are the most commonly needed forms and resources for your study abroad experience.

Forms Through the Phases

Study Abroad Phase Form Description Deadline?
 Phase 1 - Learning More Study Abroad Roadmap

Use this tool to articulate your goals for your study abroad experience

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 Phase 2 - Application Process  FERPA

Complete the online FERPA form through your study abroad account, or turn in this version, to grant permission to the Study Abroad office to speak with the person(s) listed on the form about your study abroad program.

Remember, we cannot talk with anyone about you without your consent.

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 Phase 3 - Funding Your Experience Financial Aid Study Abroad Budget  If you are receiving any financial aid at MSU, you must submit this form, signed by a Study Abroad advisor, to the Office of Financial Aid. If you have Federal Financial Aid, you may be eligible for additional aid based on your award package.  60 days prior to program start date
 Phase 3 - Funding Your Experience  Financial Aid Study Abroad Agreement  If you are receiving any financial aid at MSU, you must complete and submit this agreement to the Office of Financial Aid.   60 days prior to program start date
Phase 4  - Course Selection and Credits Study Abroad Course Approval Form  When you are accepted to the host university, meet with your academic advisor to complete this form to determine your course equivalencies abroad.  Anytime prior to departure
Phase 5 - Getting Ready to Leave  Packing List This list gives you a general outline of things to consider when packing for your study abroad program.  None
Phase 5 - Getting Ready to Leave Emergency Contact Card Be sure to complete this information card and keep in your wallet/purse when you are abroad. Prior to departure
Phase 5 - Getting Ready to Leave Pre-Departure Orientation Packet Topics include cultural adjustment, MSU resources while abroad, self risk assesment, goals, and travel health and safety abroad. Prior to departure
Phase 5 - Getting Ready to Leave Pre-Departure Checklist Use this checklist as a timeline for your departure. None
Phase 6 - While You're Abroad  Crisis Resources Abroad A list of emergency numbers by country. Be sure to confirm the numbers are specific to your city/location when abroad.  None
Phase 7 - Returning Home  Coming Soon