Getting Started | Webster University

Getting Started

Studying abroad can seem like a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a few key things you should know and do before beginning your application.

  1. Get a Passport
    A passport is a government issued ID that is recognized all over the world, and it’s required for you to have if you plan on leaving the country. Think of it as your “ticket to world travel.” You’ll need your passport before you can apply for any entry or study visas you might need as well. Applying for your passport is your first crucial action item for studying abroad.  Since obtaining a passport can take quite a bit of time (currently processing times are longer than usual due to the pandemic), we recommend that you apply well ahead of when you would apply for your study abroad program. Click here for information about applying for a passport. 

  2. Setup an Advising Appointment
    Your study abroad advisor can help you with everything from deciding which program is the best fit, working on your application, to registering for classes/housing, getting your visa, and anything else that you would need regarding the logistics of your program. Having an advising appointment guarantees that you’ll get the opportunity to ask the questions that are unique to your experiences and can give you the knowledge and confidence to proceed forward with your application. Click here to schedule an advising appointment. 

  3. Know Your Resources
    Webster’s Office of Study Abroad is here to help you with any and every part of the study abroad process. If you ever have a question, never hesitate to reach out to one of our staff. For general questions, reach out to, or you can contact one of our Advisors directly. You’re always welcome to come to our office in Sverdrup 207 as well.

    Check out the links below for additional study abroad information:
    - Upcoming Study Abroad Events
    - Study Abroad Programs
    - Study Abroad Scholarships
    - Study Abroad Application Portal