Welcome to ASA's Information Library!

This is a resource for both students and parents, where you'll find helpful information about studying abroad with ASA. We understand that you have a lot of questions on your mind now that you're thinking about or preparing to study abroad, and the information below will answer many of them! Below you'll also find commonly needed forms for accepted students.

If you have questions about how to apply and how to make sure your credits transfer back to your home university, please read these FAQs.

We encourage both prospective students and parents, as well as those who have already been accepted to an ASA program, to read our ASA Guide to Study Abroad (PDF file).

In this guide you'll find tons of tips relating to all of our program locations. It will help you understand what to plan for and what to expect.

On the index page, you can click on a topic, such as:

  • Payment and Financial Aid
  • Passport
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical Insurance
  • Money and Banking
  • Travel Arrangements / Airport Pick-up
  • What to Pack
  • Orientation
  • Safety
  • And more!

Our Location-Specific Guide covers topics specific to your program location, such as:

  • Student Visa
  • Housing
  • Cell Phones
  • Internet access
  • And more!

Location-Specific Guides

(on the index page, you can click on a topic)

Student Visa Information

(applies to U.S. passport holders only):

How to Book your Flight:

ASA International Medical Insurance Policy


If you're planning to pay for the program with financial aid, please read our Financial Aid Guidelines.

Proof of Physical Examination form (PDF file) - At least 2 weeks before departure, you must send ASA this completed Proof of Physical form, completed by your doctor during a recent physical examination. You will have to schedule a physical examination with your doctor in order to fulfill this requirement.