International students at Lafayette are already engaging in a cross-cultural experience right here on campus. But these students also have the opportunity to continue broadening their international horizons by studying abroad for an interim or semester program, or by studying off-campus in one of the US-based programs. International students should start the planning and preparation process early – including working with the Lafayette International Student Advising Office to make sure their US student visa will be up-to-date – as they may encounter different visa regulations than American students. Additionally, international students may find that their relationship to a host culture may be different than the relationship of the Americans on their study abroad/off-campus study program.
Below are some links to help inform and support international students as they plan and prepare to study abroad. The resources are not all-inclusive but are a good starting point to help international students prepare for their off-campus study experience. Please also feel free to discuss any questions or concerns with the Office of International & Off-Campus Education.