Meet with a general academic advisor and/or your concentration advisor to see how your study abroad program will fit in with your program of study at U-M.
If you’ll need to register for classes for the next term while abroad, contact the Registrar’s Office in regards to obtaining a registration date for classes for the next U-M semester after you return.
Consider terminating any housing/meal contracts and leave a forwarding address.
Obtain a passport and ensure it will be valid for at least 6 months beyond the expected stay abroad
Take a photocopy of the signature and photo page of your passport, visa, and other important documents for ease in replacing them if lost or stolen. Email this to yourself and pack a copy in a secure place separate from your passport.
Leave a photocopy of these items with a close friend or family member who could send it to you in case of emergency.
Check with your program and/or the consulate of your host country to see if you will need to apply for a student visa.