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 frequently needed forms for accepted students.
We strongly encourage both prospective students and parents, as well as those who have already been accepted to an ASA program, to read our Pre-Departure Guide for Students and Parents. In this guide you'll learn tons of tips, as well as what to plan for and what to expect when you study abroad.
Student Visa Information (applies to U.S. passport holders only)
IMPORTANT! DO NOT PLAN ANY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL DURING THE 3 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE START OF YOUR PROGRAM. Students going to Spain, France, Italy or Chile for a semester/academic year and students going to the UK for an academic year - you must leave your passport at the Consulate while your visa is being processed (up to a full 60 days prior to your departure date).
Proof of Physical Examination form - 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.