Global Education Checklist

Global Education Checklist

Why Abroad?

BU's global education offers students an unique perspective in how contemporary people live and interact in an increasingly globalized world through a variety of programs, which include exchange programs and faculty-led study abroad programs.


The following is a list of suggested items that need to be completed before you embark on a global education program.

You need to have a current passport in order to leave the country. Plan early! Normal processing time is 4-6 weeks but can take longer. Expedited service is available at an additional fee. See current processing times here. Follow the link above to find information on applying for a passport.

You may need to have a current VISA in order to travel to a different country. Follow the link above to find information on applying for a VISA

Travel Health Insurance
You need to have current health insurance in order to travel through Bloomsburg University. Follow the link above for more information about obtaining health insurance prior to travel.

Make sure to check your ISIS status for your time of travel. This should include any fees and holds. Follow the link above to access your ISIS account.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact the Office of Global Education at