Do I need a passport to work, intern, or study abroad?
Yes, all countries where WISE Abroad programs take place require that you have a passport.&bnsp;
If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with your local consulate for advice
regarding traveling, interning or studying in another country.
How do I apply for a passport?
U.S. post offices and sometimes courthouses serve as passport application offices.
Please visit this website for detailed information about obtaining a U.S. passport: U.S.
If I do not have a passport when I apply, can I send in the application?
Yes, leave the passport information section of the application blank, and send us a
copy of your passport when you do receive it.
Does WISE Abroad take credit cards?
Yes, you can use our online Pay Pal payment service to pay for program
fees. Program fees can also be paid by personal check, cashier's check,
or money order.
Does WISE Abroad have a payment plan?
No, if the program is not paid in full by the Payment due date,
a late fee of $175 is charged. Students normally make program payments
in three installments before the final program due date.
Can I apply for more than one program, and do I need to email more than one application?
If you are applying for consecutive programs, please properly fill out the
program information section of the application, providing
information for the programs you will apply.
Do the application and all supporting documents need to be sent all at once?
No, the application and supporting documents may arrive separately.
Does WISE Abroad arrange group flights? Is this included in the price of the
WISE Abroad may arrange group flights for the internship programs, and is
available to assist students who participate in the study abroad
programs. Students participating in the Work and Travel USA
and TEFL programs make their own flight arrangements.
Do I need to have my flight booked before the payment and final contract due date?
Your flight details and itinerary are due 5 weeks prior to the
start date of your program. We need this information on time to
guarantee your pick up time at the airport.
If I withdraw from the program, do I get a refund?
Airport transfer for study abroad and internship programs is included for
all students arriving on the specified arrival date.
What day should I arrive?
The first day of the program, listed in the WISE Abroad website,
should be your departure date. Depending on the program, due to
time zone differences, you may arrive the following day or two days
later. The departure and arrival date may be within the same
day (i.e. Chile, DR, Mexico), the next day (i.e. England, Germany,
Spain), or two days later (i.e Singapore, Taiwan, Australia).
Programs in South America students may depart in the evening
and arrive the following morning.
Can I arrive late? Can I arrive early?
Students may arrive late but must make sure to arrive by the
date of orientation and placement exams (you will read about this in your
acceptance packet), and students must let their country manager know at least
5 weeks prior to the start date of the program. Students may
also arrive early but must contact WISE Abroad at least seven
weeks prior to the start date of the program to make arrangements
Can I leave the host country at a later date after the program ends or leave
a few days before the program ends?
You should make arrangements to return to the U.S. on the last day of the
program, unless you want to extend your stay in your host country for
personal travel. You will finish your classes and all group
activities on the day prior to the last day of the program listed in
the WISE Abroad website. Should you decide to stay in your host
country longer, to travel on your own, we recommend you extend your medical
insurance coverage, and make sure your visa (if applicable) dates are
current. Make sure to contact your country manager to discuss this
alternative. You may leave a few days earlier, but at the risk of
missing classes and/or final exams, and not receiving course credit.
WISE Abroad can not pre-approve time off. Students will have to resolve
that with their professors upon arrival in the host country.
Will be taken to the airport when I depart from the host country?
WISE Abroad helps you arrange return transportation to the airport ONLY
on the program end date for the study abroad and internship
programs at the students' own expense. If you stay in your host
country longer, to travel on your own, it will be your responsibility
to get yourself to the airport on the appropriate date.
Is a host family my only option?
No. Pensiones are available in Chile and Spain. Australia,
Germany and England, Taiwan, and Singapore provide
dorm/apartment style living. Please contact WISE
Abroad before the Contract and Payment due date if you
do not wish to stay with a host family or if
you wish to make your own housing arrangements