As you prepare for your time studying away from the Trinity
College campus, there are many things to consider and plan for, including
submitting a strong and compelling program application, financing your time
away, health and safety, passports and visas, optimizing student discounts
along the way, getting good deals on travel arrangements, and learning about
your new temporary home, to name just a few.
The links below are for you to use as a guide when you
are considering and planning for all of these factors. None of
these sites, companies or agencies are endorsed by the college but we
provide them as a reference.
Application and Scholarship Preparation
Many study away programs and scholarships are highly
competitive and submitting a strong application with a well written essay
can determine if you get accepted or not.
The OSA strongly recommends that students seek out
support and assistance from the Trinity
College Writing Center when completing program and scholarship
U.S. Department of State list of emergency contacts for each country
Passport Photos & International Student ID Cards
Passport Photos may
now be taken in the OSA, 66 Vernon Street. Our office takes passport photos Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm. For
more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many options for communicating with friends and
family from afar. You will learn about the best options for the country/region
that you are traveling to during orientation for your program.
Finding ATMs Abroad: Research your bank. Some U.S. banks
have relationships with banks in every country so that ATM fees are waived, or
much lower than using an unaffiliated ATM. You should learn more about
specifics on how to get access to cash in the country you are going to during
your program's orientation.
Exchange. You can also print out currency conversion cheat sheets to
Currency: currency converter and other information on currency and exchange
*Also visit our page on Scholarships and Financial Aid
for more ways to help finance your time away.
Readings and publications for international travel
Online: full-color physical and political maps as well as key facts and
statistics on countries of the world
Tourist: maps, currency converter, time converter, driving directions,
Let’s Go: purchase
travel guides and read blogs of experiences abroad
purchase travel guides and books about living abroad
Diversity + Identity Resources
Rainbow SIG: Rainbow Special Interest Group, resources for many aspects of LGBT
life including travel and study abroad information
international sexual assault resources
on working or volunteering abroad