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With opportunities all over the globe, Greeners can dig deep and explore their passions through a variety of study abroad opportunities.

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Faculty-led

Live and learn abroad with faculty and fellow Greeners with our interdisciplinary programs. Build community and study themes before travel, then engage in theory to practice while abroad. 

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Exchange

Immerse yourself for a semester or year-long experience. Greeners participating in exchange opportunities have the chance to engage with partner institutions before and after their international experience. 

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Consortium

Access coursework unavailable at Evergreen with more than 200 unique experiences and destination programs.

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Individual Study Contracts

Don't see a program that supports your goals? Create your own based on your interests and timeframe! For advanced students.

Evergreen Faculty-led Programs Abroad

Individual courses and engaging programs with embedded study abroad opportunities. Travel and learn with a group of Evergreen students and faculty for up to one quarter.

For multi-quarter programs, the study abroad component of each program typically takes place Spring Quarter.

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Current Offerings

Patagonia and the Pacific Northwest: Conservation and Ecology of Temperate Rainforests

Chile - Single Term Course, Winter 2024

Students applying to this course must submit a supplemental written application in addition to the study abroad application. 

Supplemental Written Application

Summary

Students will live in a small sustainability-focused community and research center in Chile. At the site, they will study Valdivian rainforest ecology, cultural environmental history, and forest recovery following the 2015 eruption of the volcano. Learn more on instagram @vallelosulmos

For the full program description see the Academic Catalog

Study Abroad Duration: 4 weeks, Winter 2024 only
Credits: 16
Location: Chile (Valle Los Ulmos), near Puerto Varas, Los Lagos District
Lodging: Shared lodge at the field research station
Study Abroad Duration: 4 weeks, Winter 2024 only
Language of Instruction: English
Faculty Leader: Dylan Fischer

Paths: Environmental Studies
Fields of Study: Botany, Ecology, International Studies

Important Dates

Application Due: Week 2, Fall 2023 (rolling acceptances)
Deposit & Payment Contract Due: Week 4, Fall 2023
Dates of travel: Weeks 4 - 7, Winter 2024

Costs & Fees

Evergreen tuition + fees + variable costs = Current tuition + approximately $5,500.00

FeesCost
Program fee (approximation)$2,500.00
Admin fee$400.00

Variable Expenses 
Weeks one, two and four of the time in Chile are at the field research station. The third week is open to you for independent travel or continuing to conduct research at the field station for an additional cost. 

ExpenseEstimated cost
U.S. ground transportation to/from airport$100.00
Roundtrip airfare $900.00-$1,400.00
Week 3 cost$665.00
Personal expenses/activities $200.00
Passport fees$200.00
Immunizations $300.00
Total$2,365.00-$2,865.00

Paris Muse: Evoking Place in Literature, History and Music

Paris, France - Multi-term Program Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Summary

In Spring Quarter, students and faculty travel to France for ten weeks. Students participate in intensive language study in Rennes before moving to Paris, where the city becomes their laboratory as they undertake cultural and historical fieldwork, link their studies of the past to the Parisian present and complete an independent project. 

For the full program description see the Academic Catalog

Study Abroad Location: Rennes, France (weeks 1 - 3); Paris, France (weeks 4 - 10)
Study Abroad Duration: 10 weeks, Spring 2024
Credits: 16
Lodging: Rennes - Homestay; Paris - self-selected
Language of Instruction: English and French
Faculty Leaders: Stacey Davis, Andrew Buchman

Previous Experience: Preference for students in fall and winter Paris Muse program, winter Paris Muse required. Students not in Paris Muse, but evening French classes are welcome. Ask faculty for any other specific exceptions.

Paths: Humanities: Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies
Fields of Study: History, International Studies, Languages and Linguistics, Literature, Music and Performing Arts, Visual Art and Visual Studies

Costs & Fees

Evergreen tuition + fees + variable costs = Current tuition + approximately $8,200.00

FeesCost
Program fee (approximation)$1,975.00
Admin fee$400.00


Variable Expenses 

ExpenseEstimated cost
U.S. ground transportation to/from airport$100.00
Roundtrip airfare $800.00-$1,500.00
Meals$600.00-$1,000.00
Lodging in Paris (7 weeks)$1,500.00-$3,000.00
Personal expenses/activities $700.00
Passport fees$200.00
Local transportation$300.00
Total$3,900.00-$6,700.00

Study Abroad in Taiwan

Taiwan - Summer Session II 2024

Summary

This interdisciplinary study-abroad program offers an introduction to Chinese language and culture. Students will visit and study at university in Taiwan to learn about the cultural and business centers, and witness modern, traditional, urban, and rural life. Discover how Chinese traditional culture exists in a modern society. The program includes language and culture lessons, day trips, hands-on learning, and guided tours to museums, cultural halls, and other historical and geo sites in Taiwan.

For the full program description see the Academic Catalog

Study Abroad Location: Taipei, Taiwan (2 weeks); Travel throughout island (1 week)
Study Abroad Duration: 3 weeks, Summer 2024 - Session II
Credits: 8 - 12
Lodging: Hotels
Language of Instruction: English and Chinese
Faculty Leaders: Lin Crowley

Paths: Humanities: Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies
Fields of Study: Community Studies, Cultural Studies, International Studies

Important Dates

Application Due: April 15, 2024
Deposit & Payment Contract Due: May 3, 2024
Dates of travel: August 19 - September 6, 2024

Costs & Fees

Evergreen Tuition + Fees + Variable Costs = Current Tuition + approximately $5,000

Program Fees
FeeCost
Admin Fee$400
Program Fee$2,300
Variable Expenses
ExpenseCost
Meals$550
Airfare$1,200
Personal$400
Passport$160
US Ground Transportation to/from Airport$100
Total$2,410

Evergreen Exchange Programs

Attend an Evergreen partner institution for up to one academic year while paying regular Evergreen tuition and earning credit toward your Evergreen degree. Students pay for their own travel and living expenses overseas. 

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International Partnerships

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT)

Weihenstephan and Triesdorf, Germany

Summary

There is coursework offered in English at both the Weihenstephan and Triesdorf campuses. This opportunity is best for MES, MPA, and undergraduate students studying Food and Agriculture and/or Environmental Studies. The exchange opportunity with HSWT offers an engaging and affordable international study.

Learn More About the HSWT Exchange Program

Dates

Winter Semester
Evergreen’s Fall & Winter quarters
about October 1 - Feb 15

Summer Semester
Evergreen’s Spring & Summer quarters (Only Spring quarter tuition applies)
about March 15 - July 31

Academics

Weihenstephan - English coursework both winter and summer

Triesdorf - for undergrads Agriculture, Food and Nutrition program in summer semester, and for graduate students, see the Village Semester program in summer semester

Review Coursework

Students should plan to take 30 European Credit Transfer System points (ECTS), which equates to about 18 - 22 Evergreen quarter credits.

Undergraduate students should meet with the Office of International Programs & Services to discuss coursework at studyabroad@evergreen.edu

Graduate students should set up an advising appointment with your MES or MPA Assistant Director.

Housing

Weihenstephan

If you are going to study temporarily at the Weihenstephan Campus, you can apply for a room in one of the student halls of residence of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern in Freising via the International Office of the HSWT. If the demand exceeds the supply, the rooms will be drawn by lot among all applicants.

These are usually furnished single rooms in shared flats (WGs) in which the bathroom and kitchen are shared with other students. As part of a "service package", you will receive a sleeping bag, a pillow with a cover and a bed sheet when you move in. The rent for a room in a shared flat is between 250 € and 350 € per month (incl. utilities).

Triesdorf

The International Office in Triesdorf will help you find a room. In Weidenbach, where the Triesdorf Campus is located, there is no hall of residence, but there are other solutions for students to find affordable accommodation. Estimate about 400 Euro per month for housing.

Cost

ExpensesEstimated Cost*
Evergreen TuitionVaries - Resident vs. Non-resident
German Visa Process$500 (Includes Fees & Travel to Consulate)
Housing$2,000
Meals$1,800
Airfare (Check Current Rates)$800 - $1,500
Local Transportation$500
Health Insurance$300
Books & Supplies$400
Miscellaneous$500 - $1,000

*All costs are estimates

Application

Placement isn’t guaranteed and it is recommended to begin your application at least a few weeks before the due date.

Study Abroad Application and Aid

University of Hyogo

Kobe, Japan

Summary 

Students can study for up to two semesters using Evergreen Individual Learning Contracts to structure their studies. Students typically focus on Japanese language study, cultural studies of all types and a self-designed research project. Students build credit-bearing and audited courses at Hyogo into their contracts.

The university has multiple branches in Hyogo Prefecture - three in the Kobe area - with about 6,000 students and nearly 560 faculty and staff. The Kobe campuses focus largely on business and economics, has numerous graduate schools, research centers and more. 

The staff of the Center for International Relations on the Hyogo campus will help guide you in all areas: applications, arrival, housing, orientation, insurance, academics, clubs, activities and daily life. They are there to help you be successful and at ease in your new life in Japan. In addition, Dr. Yoko Matsuda, professor of Japanese and long-time friend of the exchange program, serves as mentor for Evergreen students.

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The Kobe-Hyogo Region

Kobe (pop. 1,544,000) is located in Hyogo Prefecture on the north side of Osaka Bay, a part of Japan’s Inland Sea. It is a large, bustling city with a long history of internationalization and commerce. Hyogo Prefecture is also home to one of the best-preserved Japanese castles at Himeji, and Osaka, Nara and Kyoto are short train rides away. The university is located west of the urban center, in a less busy part of the city. 

Academics 

Students arrange for an Evergreen faculty sponsor or sponsors over the course of their contract(s), self-designing their goals and activities with faculty guidance. Students utilize credit-bearing and audited course work at Hyogo, such as Japanese courses and more, to give structure to their study. They also conduct their independent project study within the contract. Contracts may range from 12-16 credits per quarter (1 quarter for Fall term and 2 quarters for Spring term). 

Courses in English

Students can take coursework in English through the university's School of Economics and Management. Global Business Coursework

Study Japanese Language

The university welcomes international students from around the world and offers Japanese language and culture study through the lens of business. Students taking Japanese language courses will be a part of the Global Business Course. Students can also utilize Japanese language training resources offered in Kobe itself. Students typically assign 8 credits of each 16- credit contract to language study.

Coursework in Japanese with Locals 
Fields of studyJapanese language requirement
Social Information ScienceJLPT Level N2
EngineeringJLPT Level N2 (preferred)
SciencesJLPT Level N2
Human Science & Environment JLPT Level N2

Housing and Meals

Evergreen exchange students live in campus housing, essentially in small apartments that are passed from one Evergreen student to the next, along with furnishings and household goods! The university subsidizes the cost, resulting in a monthly cost of about $360.00. Students should also plan for meals costs of about $350.00 per month.

Strong Candidates for the University of Hyogo

Students interested in studying in the Evergreen Exchange program at the University of Hyogo should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong interest in studying Japanese language and culture
  • High level of past academic performance and success in interdisciplinary coursework
  • Ability to pursue intellectual curiosity in a setting that requires self-motivation and self-discipline.
  • Ability to act with maturity, responsibility, and sensitivity, even in stressful circumstances
  • Ability to assume leadership roles within the overseas community and to understand your role as a representative of Evergreen and the US
  • Selected students must have studied Japanese for at least two quarters before their departure.

Cost*

This is a “home tuition” exchange program. Evergreen students will continue to pay their normal tuition rates – resident or non-resident – to Evergreen, and will be registered at Evergreen. Your tuition at the University of Hyogo will be waived; applicable student fees will not. 

ExpenseEstimated cost*
Evergreen TuitionVaries - Resident vs. Non-resident
Housing $1,800/semester
Meals $2,100/semester
Airfare (Check Current Rates)$1,000 - $1,500
Local Transportation $750/semester
Health Insurance $500/term
Books & Supplies$450/semester
Miscellaneous $500 - $1,000/term

*All costs are estimates.

Application

Participation is limited to either two full academic year students or four single term students. This program may be competitive due to the limited space. Plan to begin the process at least a few weeks before the deadline.

Study Abroad Application and Aid

University of Miyazaki

Miyazaki City, Japan

Summary

Students study for one to two semesters, generally using Evergreen Individual Learning Contracts to structure their studies. Students typically focus on Japanese language study, cultural studies of all types, and a self-designed research project. Students build both credit-bearing and audited courses at Miyazaki into their contracts. The university has about 5,600 students and nearly 1,400 faculty and staff, four undergraduate schools, two graduate schools, research centers and more.

The staff of the Global Support Office at the Center for International Relations on the Miyazaki campus will help guide you in all areas: applications, arrival, housing, orientation, insurance, academics, clubs, activities and daily life. They are there to help you be successful and at ease in your new life in Japan.

Miyazaki Region

Miyazaki City (pop. 400,000) is located on the east coast of the southern island of Kyushu and enjoys a milder, near tropical climate. With many beautiful beaches nearby, it is something of a year-round surfing destination, such as at Aoshima Beach. The university is located south of the urban center, in a somewhat more rural part of the city.

Learn more about University of Miyazaki

Academics 

University of Miyazaki hosts many exchange students from all over the world and because of this, there are a wide range of Japanese language classes. Each faculty (academic department) has different Japanese language requirements. At a minimum, students must reach N5 JLPT or demonstrate one full year of college-level Japanese language coursework (via a transcript) and a letter of recommendation from their Japanese language instructor.  

Fields of studyJapanese language requirement
Education (Elementary/Junior HS) & Japanese LanguageOptions for beginning to fluent Japanese skills
EngineeringJLPT Level N2 
AgricultureJLPT Level N2
Regional innovationJLPT Level N2

Students arrange for an Evergreen faculty sponsor or sponsors over the course of their contract(s), self-designing their goals and activities with faculty guidance. Students utilize credit-bearing and audited course work at University of Miyazaki, such as Japanese courses and more, to give structure to their study. They also conduct their independent project study within the contract. Contracts may range from 12-16 credits per quarter (1 quarter for Fall Term and 2 quarters for Spring Term). 

View UOM Center for International Relations for information on coursework. 

Housing and Meals 

Evergreen exchange students live in campus housing, essentially in small apartments that are passed from one Evergreen student to the next, along with furnishings and household goods! The dorms are very conveniently located on campus and is a five-minute walk either to classes or to the supermarket. Although called the 'international house', most of the people living in the dorm are Japanese, with foreign-exchange students comprising about 30% of the dorm residents. This provides great opportunity for speaking Japanese in very open and relaxed atmosphere. 

Students can also purchase meal plans on campus or cook their own meals in the dorms.

Strong Candidates for the University of Miyazaki

Students interested in studying in the Evergreen Exchange program at the University of Miyazaki should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong interest in studying Japanese language and culture
  • High level of past academic performance and success in interdisciplinary coursework
  • Ability to pursue intellectual curiosity in a setting that requires self-motivation and self-discipline.
  • Ability to act with maturity, responsibility, and sensitivity, even in stressful circumstances
  • Ability to assume leadership roles within the overseas community and to understand your role as a representative of Evergreen and the US

Cost*

This is a “home tuition” exchange program. Evergreen students will continue to pay their normal tuition rates – resident or non-resident – to Evergreen, and will be registered at Evergreen. Your tuition at the University of Miyazaki will be waived; applicable student fees will not. 

You will need to provide evidence to Miyazaki that you have this amount available through financial aid or other resources in order to receive a Certificate of Eligibility to apply for your Japanese student visa. Submit your FAFSA early.

ExpenseEstimated cost*
Evergreen TuitionVaries - Resident vs. Non-resident
Housing $1,500/semester
Meals $1,500/semester
Airfare (Check Current Rates)$1,000 - $1,500
Local Transportation $750/semester
Health Insurance $500/term 
Books & Supplies$500/semester 
Miscellaneous $500/term

*All costs are estimates.

Application

Participation is limited to either two full academic year students or four single term students. This program may be competitive due to the limited space. Plan to begin the process at least a few weeks before the deadline.

Study Abroad Application and Aid

 

Roskilde University

Roskilde, Denmark

Summary

Roskilde, like Evergreen, was founded on the principle that effective, meaningful, alternative approaches to learning exist beyond the traditional models. Evergreen students can study at Roskilde in Fall semester, Spring semester or for the full Academic Year. 

Group project work at Roskilde is the central element in the learning model, comprising 50% of a student’s learning experience. Groups of students tackle various local, national or international problems and bring various disciplinary perspectives to proposed solutions. Many of the group project options take place in English.

Roskilde is located about 19 miles west of Copenhagen, with a population of about 49,000.

Learn More About the Roskilde University Exchange Program

Academics

Each semester a student enrolls in one group project, valued at 15 ECTS credits, and three separate supporting courses, valued at 5 ECTS credits each, for a total of 30 ECTS per semester. ECTS refers to the European Credit Transfer System; 30 ECTS equates to about 18-22 quarter credits, depending on the actual number of class hours. 

Roskilde University has made suggestions for semester packages taught in English for exchange and guest students within these bachelor subjects:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Environmental Biology
  • Global Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physics
  • Social Psychology in Everyday Life 
Study Danish Language 

Elementary level Danish lessons are available at no additional cost through a private organization that operates on campus. Students are not required to take Danish, and there is no academic credit offered for participation. English is the second language of Denmark, with instruction beginning in 3rd grade of elementary school.

Housing

The university has limited housing reserved for exchange students, assigned on a first come-first served basis. The majority of international students find apartments in the Roskilde or outlying Copenhagen area. Students cook for themselves or use on-campus or local services.

Cost*

This is a “home tuition” exchange program. Evergreen students will continue to pay their normal tuition rates – resident or non-resident – to Evergreen, and will be registered at Evergreen. Your tuition at Roskilde will be waived; applicable student fees will not. 

ExpenseEstimated cost*
Evergreen TuitionVaries - Resident vs. Non-resident
Residence Permit$800 (Includes Fees & Travel to San Francisco)
Housing$2,750/term
Meals$2,000/term
Airfare (Check Current Rates)$800 - $1,300
Local Transportation$700 - $1,000/term
Health Insurance $500/term
Books & Supplies$400/term
Miscellaneous$500 - $1,000/term

*All costs are estimates.

Application

Participation is limited to either two full academic year students or four single term students. This program may be competitive due to the limited space. Plan to begin the process at least a few weeks before the deadline.

Study Abroad Application and Aid

WuYi University

Wuyishan, China 

Wuyi University (WYU), located in Wuyishan, an international tourism city which is the world natural and cultural heritage site, is a public university approved by the Ministry of Education of the People's republic of China.

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Domestic USA-based Partnerships

Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning

The Evergreen State College is a member of the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning. This membership offers Evergreen students the opportunity to study for one term to one academic year at one of 12 other Member Colleges and Universities around the U.S.

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Consortium Programs

Students can study abroad with approved program providers in over 200 locations around the world while earning credit toward their Evergreen degree. Students remain enrolled at Evergreen, but pay the provider's fees rather than Evergreen tuition. 

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Consortium Program Benefits and Details

Program Benefits 

  • Partner Programs offer more than 200 destination programs with a multitude of formats and options.
  • Financial aid awards transfer and can be used to pay for program costs.
  • Credit earned through consortium programs counts as credit earned at Evergreen, so it overrides the usual transfer credit limits set by Evergreen.

Program Details

While enrolled in a Consortium program, students pay the program's tuition and fees, but not Evergreen tuition. Evergreen does charge a Consortium enrollment fee of $425.00 per semester away.

Credit that you earn transfers from the partner institution to Evergreen smoothly as long as students earn grades of 'C' or better.  A grade of 'C-' or below will not qualify for transfer credit.

Domestic United States-based Programs

Individual Study Abroad

Evergreen's unique Individual Learning contracts can take place in another country! Students can create their own study abroad experience through an Individual Learning Contract or Internship Learning Contract with the help of a faculty advisor. Students will also need field supervisors who are a part of the organization where the student interns.

Students interested in this route are responsible for planning and arranging details of their individual study abroad. This option is often the least expensive route to overseas study. Students may incorporate outside entities into their contracts, such as a language school.

Project Examples:

  • Develop your photography portfolio
  • Intern with a refugee resettlement organization
  • Participate in a health and nutrition project

Learn more about Individual Study

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Next Steps

Finances and other topics to consider before studying abroad.

Questions for Greeners Going Abroad

Find the right fit

Academics 

  • What discipline(s) do you want to study while you’re away?​
  • What study away program(s) align best with your Evergreen area of emphasis? 
  • Which locations would have the greatest access for your academic interests?​
  • Are you looking for a language learning/immersion program?​
  • Are there any Evergreen courses/programs that you need to be on campus for? ​
  • What prerequisites will you need to take before your study away program?​
  • Do you want to participate in an internship or service learning while away?​
  • Do you want to participate in field research while away?​
  • What career-related goals do you have for study away experience (i.e. internships, service learning, knowledge, skills, attitude acquisition, etc.)?​
  • Consider your learning styles/preferences.​
    • Are you independent in your study habits?​
    • Do you need deadlines in order to stick to a study schedule?​
    • Different programs have different assessment formats; some have several assessments through the term, while others may only have one or two exams/papers to determine your overall grade. What assessment format would best help you to succeed?

Wellness

  • Do you receive accommodations through Access Services? What might this look like abroad? ​
  • Do you have mobility limitations? Consider the physical surrounding of your location when choosing a location. How might the physical surroundings either enhance or add challenges to your study away experience? ​
  • What are the program’s physical expectations? If you’re unable to participate in some activities, are there alternatives that you could do? ​
  • Do you have a preexisting condition that requires ongoing care? Would you be able to access care while abroad? How much would it cost?​
  • Do you have allergies? If so, how common is the substance you’re allergic to? Can you avoid it easily while abroad? ​
  • Do you have dietary restrictions? Think about the local diet and how easily you can avoid certain foods. ​
  • Consider medications that you take. Can you take them abroad? Can you get enough for your entire study away experience? Can you get access to the medications in-country? How much will it cost? ​
  • What are your current self care strategies? Which locations would provide the best opportunities to continue with your current strategies and/or explore new strategies?

Personal Interests & Situations 

  • How important is the location to you?​
  • Why might certain areas of the world interest you more than others?​
  • Which locations/programs would have the greatest access for your extracurricular/personal interests? ​
  • What do you personally want to get out of your study away experience?​
  • What sort of housing would you prefer (i.e. residential halls, apartments, home-stays, etc.)?
  • Would you like to study in a rural environment? Urban environment? ​
  • Do you want to go with a group of other Evergreen students?​
  • Would you do best in an environment that is more independent or an environment with a high level of support from on-site staff/faculty?​
  • Would you like to take courses at a foreign university? Would you like to take courses at a program study center with other American or foreign students? ​
  • How might your family feel about you studying away? How can you include them in your experience?​
  • Would you like to have organized study tours included in your program?

Finances

  • What is the cost of living in the location(s) you’re interested in?​
  • Create a projected personal budget to find out what your additional expenses will likely be. This can help determine which location is best for your financial situation. ​
  • How much does it cost to fly to the location? ​
  • Do you want to travel to other locations before, during or after your program? How much will you need to budget for this? ​
  • Can/will you work in your host country? Check laws to find out if you’re able to work, as usually this is not possible.
  • Which scholarships might you be eligible for? What’s the application timeline?​
  • Consider if a visa/residence permit is required. Do you need to travel domestically prior to the program start date to apply for a visa/residence permit? What is the visa processing fee? What is the cost of travel to the nearest consulate? 

Identities 

  • Consider your different identities and how they may be perceived in the host community.​
  • How will you adapt to different perceptions of your identity?​
  • How might your identities change when away?​
  • What might your identities feel like during your day-to-day life while away?​
  • Are there formal laws that may impact your way of being? 

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