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A passport is a travel document that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel. Every student leaving the United States for their study abroad program is required to have a passport before leaving the U.S. Click here to learn more about the process of applying!


A visa is an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter or stay for a specified period of time in a country. Certain countries will require students to have a visa before entering the country for their study abroad program. Click here to learn country specific information.

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South Dakota State University | Office of International Affairs
Briggs Library 119 | 1300 N Campus Dr. Box 2115 | Brookings, SD 57007 | 605-688-4122

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