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Study Abroad Visa Guide

To assist you with the process of obtaining a visa for your study abroad experience, we have compiled country-specific guidelines for some of the locations where UMD sponsors programs abroad. If you are participating on an affiliate/approved program and the country where you will study is not listed below, please contact your program sponsor for additional details.

Please note that these guidelines are prepared for student travelers holding U.S. passports studying for a period of one semester abroad unless otherwise noted. Information for non-U.S. citizens or travelers spending less than a semester abroad may be different. 

Visa and application information is subject to change by the regional authorities so you are responsible for checking the embassy website of the country you are traveling to to confirm the steps you should take. Additional guidelines and information may also be available through Travisa.
 

Argentina - Guidelines provided by Travisa. Students may independently apply for visas directly with the Consulate.
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil -
Guidelines provided by Travisa. Students may independently apply for visas directly with the Consulate.
Canada - no visa required for U.S. citizens studying on exchange for one-semester.
Chile - Guidelines provided by Travisa. Students may independently apply for visas directly with the Consulate.
China
Denmark
France
Germany- no visa required for U.S. citizens studying on Maryland-in-Berlin or UMD exchanges; once in-country, a residence permit is necessary
Hong Kong
Ireland - no visa required for U.S. citizens studying on UMD Exchanges
Israel
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands

New Zealand
Norway
Singapore
  - no visa required for U.S. citizens studying on UMD exchanges; entry permit provided upon arrival in Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Taiwan
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Vietnam

*Other countries not listed above - refer to Travisa


Optional Visa Processing Service through Travisa

Education Abroad is affiliated with Travisa, to provide visa processing services to students studying abroad. UMD students can use Travisa's services at a deep discount off published fees only by visiting UMD's page on the Travisa website. Visa processing fees are paid directly to Travisa and are not included in your EA fees or study abroad program fee