Third-party programs are coordinated and administered by outside organizations with which UA has affiliate agreements. Students pay their program fees directly to the organization, and students may qualify for scholarships or grants through the organization.
For in-state students, third-party programs are often more expensive than UA programs. However, third-party affiliates offer a wider variety of destinations and opportunities.
Steps to complete to participate in this program
- Complete the Education abroad application
- Send your requests for Academic reference forms
- Complete the Student Conduct Study Abroad Release form
- Once approved through the Education Abroad office, you may then apply to your destination school
- Talk with your advisor in your college about what classes you can take abroad and what classes to take here.
- Consult with Kat Vasko at firstname.lastname@example.org, in the UA Financial Aid Office
- Secure your passport, more details below
After you are admitted
Complete the following:
- Education Abroad Transient form
- You can search for course equivalencies
- Health & Emergency Information form
- Program Participation Agreement and Release and Waiver of Liability form
- Register with STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program)
Prepare to travel abroad
1. Passport & visa
Your FIRST STEP is to apply for your passport. Processing times have increased due to covid. Expect up to 18 weeks for routine service and 12 weeks for expedited service. Check the U.S. government travel site for more details on applying and wait times.
- If you already have your passport, check its date. Generally passports should be valid (not expired) for at least six months beyond the date of your anticipated return to the U.S.
- If a visa is required for entry to your destination, the faculty director will provide guidance on how to obtain the visa.
2. Health insurance
Find out about the insurance you will have to purchase on the Insurance FAQ page.
3. Check for scholarship opportunities
There are a variety of scholarship opportunities for students wishing to study abroad.
4. Check additional resources
There are a number of additional resources that can be helpful to students planning to study abroad.
Academic Programs International (API)
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
CAPA The Global Education Network
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)
Education Abroad Office
Kirstin Polen de Campi
Simmons Hall 205
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.