FAQ

Do I need a passport to go abroad?

Yes! All students need a passport in order to leave the United States and enter another country. Students who are U.S. citizens will need a U.S. passport, given by the Department of State. Citizens of others countries will need passports from their respective countries.

How soon can I go abroad?

UCCS students can go abroad as early as their Freshman year!

How long can I go abroad?

Studying abroad can range anywhere from a whole Academic Year to just a week or two. The typical time frames to go abroad are 1-2 week on a short Summer, Winter or Spring Break trip, 4-8 weeks on a summer program, 1 semester either during the Spring or Fall, or 1 Academic Year.

What classes can I take abroad?

Each program has different coursework which a student can take. Most program search pages in our program search database have information on the areas of study available at that program and links to look at coursework.

Can my scholarships and financial aid apply towards study abroad?

Yes! For scholarships, as long as your scholarships do not have a stipulation that you have to be on-campus at UCCS. For financial aid, there may be certain stipulations like that students must maintain full-time status while abroad. The Education Abroad team works closely with Financial Aid to make sure you meet all requirements for your financial aid and applicable scholarships be dispersed when you are studying abroad.

Do I need a passport to go abroad?

Yes! All students need a passport in order to leave the United States and enter another country. Students who are U.S. citizens will need a U.S. passport, given by the Department of State. Citizens of others countries will need passports from their respective countries.

Can I get UCCS credit for going abroad?

Yes! All students will need to go through a course pre-approval process involving the Education Abroad Advisor and your academic advisor to make sure that the coursework you plan on taking abroad will transfer back.

Are there scholarships for studying abroad?

There are many external scholarships that we advise on that are applicable to either several types of programs or specific programs abroad. Visit our Scholarships page to learn more!

What is a visa and do I need one?

A visa is permission from the government of another country to enter and/or reside in that country for a specific time period and purpose. Most programs shorter than a couple months will not require a visa. Those studying on a semester program or longer will require a visa.

Do I need to know another language in order to study abroad?

No!

Where can I study abroad?

You can pretty much anywhere! UCCS has programs in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and all over Europe. The rule of thumb is that while you may not be able to study everything everywhere, you can study something everywhere! Locations that have Department of State warnings on them are not eligible for study abroad.

How much does studying abroad cost?

The cost of studying abroad varies mainly by three things: location, duration and what is included.