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Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us, man of you questions may be answered below.  Should your question remained unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

  1. Do I need a passport to work, intern, or study abroad?
  2. How do I apply for a passport?
  3. If I do not have a passport when I apply, can I send in the application?
  4. Does WISE Abroad take credit cards?
  5. Does WISE Abroad have a payment plan?
  6. Can I apply for more than one program, and do I need to email more than one application?
  7. Do the application and all supporting documents need to be sent all at once?
  8. Does WISE Abroad arrange group flights? Is this included in the price of the program?
  9. Do I need to have my flight booked before the payment and final contract due date?
  10. If I withdraw from the program, do I get a refund?
  11. Will I be picked up at the airport upon arrival?
  12. What day should I arrive?
  13. Can I arrive late? Can I arrive early?
  14. Can I leave the host country at a later date after the program ends or leave a few days before the program ends?
  15. Will be taken to the airport when I depart from the host country?
  16. Is a host family my only option?
  1. 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.
  2. 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. State Department: http://travel.state.gov/passport_services.html.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Do the application and all supporting documents need to be sent all at once?
    No, the application and supporting documents may arrive separately.
  8. Does WISE Abroad arrange group flights? Is this included in the price of the program?
    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.
  9. 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.
  10. If I withdraw from the program, do I get a refund?
    Please refer to Program Policies and Procedures.
  11. Will I be picked up at the airport upon arrival?
    Airport transfer for study abroad and internship programs is included for all students arriving on the specified arrival date.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 for lodging.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 27, 2015