How to Apply


The deadlines to apply are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester.

Applying for a Visa

Most exchange students must obtain a visa to stay in their host country for study and because you are there longer than 90 days. To apply, almost all countries require an in-person interview at the consular office in Washington, DC. Schedule the appointment for your interview as soon as you have your letter of admission from your host school. Please consult the host country consular office website to see what the visa costs and what other materials and application forms are required.

Booking Your Flight

You should book your flight as soon as you know from your Smith academic advisor that you have permission to study abroad and as soon as you have your admission letter - you will frequently need to show your flight information during your visa interview.