Apply for/renew your passport. Find more information here.
Apply for an [LAS passport reimbursement award](/scholarships/passport-award/) if you are a first-time passport applicant.
Attend the mandatory pre-departure orientation for your program.
Ensure that your vaccinations are up-to-date and consult the Centers for Disease Control or the ISU Travel Nurse in the Thielen Student Health Center, based on your travel plans.
Book your flights (if needed) – STA Travel, Student Universe; most short programs over breaks include airfare. Check with your program director before booking flights to verify arrival and departure dates.
Create a personal budget.
Pack your bags!