Resources for Study Abroad

For information on how to obtain or inquire about Visas, Passports, Financial Aid or Health Insurance, please view the options below. For inquiries on how to apply for study abroad, visit our How to Apply page.

Generation Study Abroad is a 5 year initiative to double the amount of college students who study abroad by 2019. Alverno has signed up to take part in the initiative. Help us reach our goal and you’ll have a plethora of knowledge, experiences and stories to tell in return!


The Washington D.C. Foreign Embassy website is a valuable resource for locating your local foreign embassy. Visit the Embassy Website to learn how to apply for a student Visa.


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website is a necessary resource for students seeking information on obtaining or renewing a passport.

  • Documents needed to apply for passports are available here.
  • Information on where to apply for a passport is available here.
  • Information about renewing a passport is available here.
  • Other information on passports is available here.

Financial Aid

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) works in conjunction with several initiatives and scholarship programs to assist students in studying abroad.

The Fogarty International Center offers a variety of funding opportunities.

The Peace Corps is a great organization for anyone interested in working directly with citizens in more than 95-less developed countries and offers great financial assistance.

For more information on financial aid or funding your study abroad, see our Cost and Funding page.

Health Insurance

HTH Worldwide is designed to provide Health Insurance to Students Studying Abroad only for the length of stay in the host country. The International & Intercultural Center staff will gladly assist you in enrolling in HTH health insurance.


The U.S. Department of State is constantly updating their list of countries receiving Travel Alerts and Warnings. It is recommended to check out these lists when considering travel abroad.

The U.S. Department of State also provides resources for Emergency Situations when a student has: lost their passport, been arrested, victimized in a crime, has suffered through a natural disaster and others.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a requirement for Alverno students studying abroad. When you register with the U.S. Department of State’s STEP Program, you are allowing your whereabouts to be known so you can be contacted in the case of an emergency.

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