Passports and Visas
A passport valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the EESA program is required. If you don’t already have one, you should apply for a passport immediately. It takes 4-6 weeks to get a passport and the cost is approximately $140. If you already have a passport, make sure that it is valid for at least six months beyond the last day you will be abroad. You can obtain a US passport application and information at major post offices, some public libraries, and a number of county and municipal offices. Two passport sized photographs are required as part of the passport application. For passport application acceptance facilities, go to: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/.
If you need to get your passport in a hurry, you will need to pay for expedited processing, plus overnight delivery costs. More information can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/hurry/hurry_831.html.
Remember that your passport is your most important legal document while you are outside the U.S.—treat it with special care.
Keep a copy of the identification page of your passport in a separate location from the passport itself. You should also leave a copy with your parent or guardian in case your passport is lost or stolen.
Semester and summer students are not required to obtain a Ukrainian Visa. However, academic and calendar year students are required to obtain a Ukrainian Visa. If you are thinking about studying abroad with EESA for longer than one semester, please click here to find information about Visa requrements and how to obtain a Ukrainian Visa.
A Ukrainian Visa is required for U.S. citizens who are staying in Ukraine for longer than 90 days. If you are not a U.S. citizen please click here to determine if your country has a Visa free-movement regime with Ukriaine. If your country does not have a Visa free-movement regime with Ukriaine then you will need to apply for a Ukrainian Visa to participate on the EESA semester, summer and/or academic year programs
A Shengen Visa is not required for U.S students to participate in the academic field trip to Krakow, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. If you are not a U.S. citizen please click here to determine if your country has a Visa free-movement regime with some or all Schengen countries. If your country does not have a Visa free-movement regime with some or all Schengen countries then you will need to apply for a Schengen Visa to participate in the academic field trip to Krakow, Prague, Vienna and Budapest.