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Once Accepted to a Program

You have been accepted to a program and have just received a large package in the mail, what do you do now?

Each program--whether Exchange, Summer, Travel Course or even a Non-FMU program--is going to require additional paperwork.  Non-FMU programs will provide you with their own forms and deadlines. 

FMU programs will require the following:

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

1. Review the forms in your acceptance package. These must be completed and returned to the Coordinator of International Programs in FH 146 by the deadline indicated in your acceptance letter.  

Medical Insurance Information - provide Insurance provider and policy number, emergency contact numbers, physician contact information, as well as information people should know if you are unresponsive or have an allergic reaction.

FMU Release Form - read, sign and date

Travel Funds Request - apply for QEP funds to cover the cost of travel for the exchange. You will not have to pay this back.

Statement of Health - we require a medical professional clear you to travel on an Exchange.

2. Verify that your passport is still valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If it is not, you will need to apply for a renewal ASAP.

3. Some programs--such as those in France--require a visa, which takes additional time and an embassy appointment. See your Program Liaison or the Coordinator of International Studies before scheduling an appointment at an Embassy.

4. See your Program Liaison for the Host Institution application form and housing forms. Some of these are online. 

5. Select courses (or modules) with your Academic Advisor. Some programs require a form to be signed by a university official and sent to the Host Institution prior to your arrival.

6. See the Registrar to register for placeholder classes at FMU for the semester you will be abroad.  You may also register, with the permission of the Coordinator of International Studies, for INTS 299, (3 hrs) if you are an International Studies major or minor or to meet your 15 credit hour requirement.

7. Visit Financial Aid - If you receive financial aid or need a loan to help cover costs, be sure to speak to a Financial Aid officer.  It is possible for you to "cash out" part of your financial aid package to take with you.

8. Students living on campus will need to speak to Cheryl Tuttle, Director of Student Housing, to alert her to your pending absence.  

9. Attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Session. You may invite your family members if they have additional questions. This is a MANDATORY meeting intended to familiarize you with your country/institution of destination and to address questions of currency, travel, etc.

10. Complete the payment of your tuition and fees to FMU.

11.  Learn more about coursework and homework at your host instutition by visiting FMU's libguides here.

12.  Learn more about the country your visiting by checking out the libguides here.

11. Have a safe and wonderful semester (or full year) abroad!


SUMMER AND TRAVEL PROGRAMS

1. Review all forms in your acceptance package. These must be completed and returned to the Coordinator of International Programs in FH 146.  These forms will include:

Medical Insurance Information - provide Insurance provider and policy number, emergency contact numbers, physician contact information, as well as information people should know if you are unresponsive or have an allergic reaction.

FMU Release Form - read, sign and date

Statement of Health - we require a medical professional clear you to travel on a summer or Travel Course program.

2. Verify that your passport is still valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If it is not, you will need to apply for a renewal ASAP.

3. See your Program Liaison or Faculty Coordinator for any other application forms, including housing.  Some of these may be online.

4. Pay your deposit and final fees by the indicated deadlines.

5. Purchase your airline tickets after checking with the Program Liaison or Faculty Coordinator for the correct travel dates.

6. Attend the Pre-Departure Session or other meetings for your program. These will often go over the course requirements and review your travel arrangements. 

7. Complete any tuition and fees payments that may be needed.

8. Have a safe and wonderful time abroad!

 

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