Each country around the world has its own policies and procedures regarding what they require of visitors to gain entry.
It is critical that all students thoroughly research ALL entry requirements for each destination or country of interest. Gaining entry can be more than just a matter of having a valid passport and/or visa - in some cases, students may need additional documentation to show at customs.
In order to travel internationally, all students will need a valid passport.
Depending on many factors, such as citizenship, duration of stay, and purpose of visit, some students may also need additional documents, such as a visa or residence permit.
Both a passport and whether or not you will need a visa are important cost considerations when developing your study abroad budget and choosing a study abroad program.