International Programs

Passport, Visas and STEP Program


Before you travel, learn the entry requirements of the foreign country you are traveling to. All individuals, regardless of age, must have their own passport when traveling internationally.

The State Department provides Country Specific Information for every country of the world. In this site you will find information about whether you need a visa for the country you will be entering. This is a good place to start learning about where you are going.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
The US State Department site provides current information about Passports, Visas, Travel Warnings, and Emergency Services. To learn more...
The US Department of State publishes the contact information for US Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions in all countries where the US has such entities. COPH travelers should register with the Embassy/Consulate to receive alerts and assistance should same be necessary while they are abroad. To learn more….U.S. Embassies,
Stay healthy and safe while abroad! This website is a valuable, up-to-date resource for information on vaccines, diseases and injury and illness related specific countries/regions. To learn more...
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools and brings students and scholars to the US. To learn more...
The Peace Corps provides an opportunity for volunteers to make a real difference in the world while learning valuable skills in preparation for a globally focused career. The goals of the Peace Corps are to promote peace and stability through education and training; foster understanding of other peoples among Americans; and enhance other peoples' understanding of Americans.