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YSS Programs Abroad: Before You Go

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Before You Go Abroad

Congratulations, you'll be studying abroad soon! Use this section to review the requirements that you need to complete before you leave campus, as well as information that will help you get ready for your experience. In addition, you should be receiving program specific information directly from your program or university.

Tip: While it might be tempting to work remotely during your study abroad program, doing so on a summer study abroad program is not allowed. Due to the short and intensive nature of summer study abroad programs, your first priority must be the academics of the program.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Review the Pre-Departure requirements below.

FAQ: 1. Submit All Required Pre-Departure Forms in MyCIPE by the Due Date

Log into your MYCIPE profile to complete your pre-departure forms. 

FAQ: 2. Attend a Required Pre-Departure Meeting

This meeting brings together students who have been approved to study abroad. We will go over important information to help you prepare for your time abroad. You will receive an email with details about your specific program's predeparture, including the date, time, and location.

FAQ: 3. Review Costs & Funding Options

Visit our Costs & Funding page to lean more about budgeting for your program. If you receive Yale financial aid and are eligible and plan to use the ISA, make sure to request it by the deadline.

FAQ: 4. If Needed, Request Disability-Related Accommodations Abroad

If you will need disability-related accommodations during your program, we encourage you to visit our Student Accessibility Services page for resources and guidance.

FAQ: 5. Plan Your Travel & Logistics

Each program has its own guidebook that has been written specifically for your program. It contains program specific information.

In addition to your guidebook, you can visit our Travel Planning & Logistics page for general information about:

  • Passports
  • Visas
  • Banking & Finance
  • Communication & Cell Phones
  • Packing Tips
  • Booking Transportation
  • More!

FAQ: 6. Review Important Study Abroad Resources

Be sure to review the following resources:

FAQ: 7. Connect with Other Study Abroad Students 

Review a CAS-protected list of other Yalies who will be going abroad at the same time as you and want to connect. You can also reach out to Yalies who have already studied abroad to learn more about their experiences.

FAQ: 8. Monitor your Emails

Don't forget to check in with your email during the summer so you don't miss important information you may need for your program.

If you have any question about these requirements, contact Yale Study Abroad. Your study abroad adviser remains available to you during your program too!