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Prior to Departure

Before departure, students must fulfill the following requirements:


Every program requires the full completion of an online application through Terra Dotta.


All students participating in an education abroad program for credit must complete either a course equivalency form, a course selection form, or an internship approval form.

Students must meet with their education abroad advisor in order to obtain the form.

Cadets should consult with the MLC to ensure programs do not interfere with their military requirements and are in line with their 104R planning.


Students can make payments online and should complete them on/before the specific deadlines found on their program page. If participating in a third party partner program, please visit their program website for information regarding payment methods and deadlines.

Payments for UNG programs can be made with a debit/credit card in your application portal. If you prefer to pay using cash/check, you must visit the CGE office for guidance.


All UNG students participating in Education Abroad are required to acquire international insurance for their time abroad. The students’ education abroad advisor will acquire this on the student’s behalf prior to departure. The University system of Georgia uses CISI Insurance.

The only exception to this are third party programs: CIEE, ISA, and ISEP. Insurance is then acquired through the provider.


4-6 weeks before departure, all UNG education abroad students will participate in mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). Students’ education abroad advisors will reach out to them with a notification of the date for PDO.


Students may be required to secure a visa based upon their length of stay and host country. See your program brochure for requirements. For additional questions about visas, visit your host country’s embassy website.


Prepare before you go! Life abroad can be very different than life at UNG and may require some adjustment. Use the resources below to prepare before you go.

Cultural Adjustment
Faith & Religion
Race & Ethnicity
Students with Disabilities
General Resources

The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance. UNG regularly monitors and evaluates conditions that may impact student, faculty, and staff travel. CGE takes into consideration information from the following sources:

  • The public health risk of contracting COVID-19 while traveling is real. It is known to spread very quickly via person-to-person transmission.
  • These risks will impact the ability for host institutions to bring students to campus, conduct classes in person, etc.
  • The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for those traveling internationally. UNG also strongly encourages students be fully vaccinated prior to traveling abroad.
  • Many countries are updating entry requirements such as quarantine, testing, etc. according to vaccination status.
  • Many countries require travelers to complete health assessments prior to boarding in addition to PCR testing, and other country-specific entry requirements.
  • While there is no unified vaccine passport, some countries are considering this option and are requiring proof of vaccination at the port of entry.
  • It is important students research individual entry requirements to ensure they have the appropriate documentation, and vaccine, if necessary.


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The Center for Global Engagement is committed to providing international experiences to all students, and we are happy to provide you the application in a different format. Please email us to request this application in a different format.