Fall/Spring Semester in Strasbourg
Yes, you require a French “Long Sejour” Visa to participate in this program. The turnaround time for the French The Visa application process can take up to two months to successfully complete.
You are advised to begin your Campus France Application ASAP to initiate the Visa Application process and ensure that you will be able to join the semester program without delay.
- Campus France & Etudes En France Application Process: https://www.usa.campusfrance.org/application-overview
- Etudes En France guidelines: https://www.usa.campusfrance.org/system/files/medias/documents/2022-03/Etudes%20en%20France%20Guide%202022-2023%20_0.pdf
- VISA Application: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en_US/web/france-visas/
- VISA Guidelines: https://www.usa.campusfrance.org/system/files/medias/documents/2022-03/Student%20visa%20appointment%20guidelines%202022-2023.pdf
Summer Leadership Program
For stays in Europe less than 90 days, US citizens can usually enter Europe on a tourist visa.
As of 2021, you must apply online for an ETIAS visa to enter the Schengen Zone, even for short-term (<90 days) travel. The cost of the ETIAS visa is 7€ and the turnaround time for approval about 3 days. You may apply for this no later than three-days before your departure from your country of origin. We recommend applying for the ETIAS upon acceptance to the Summer Leadership Program.
Getting your first passport
Congratulations on getting your first passport!
Start as possible with your passport or visa application so that it will not impact your ability to arrive on-time for the study abroad program. As of July 2022, the processing times can take up to 11 weeks. View current passport processing times
Since this is your first passport, you will need to visit a Passport Acceptance Facility to apply in-person.
Renewing your passport
Please visit travel.state.gov for more information about obtaining a new passport or renewing an old passport. You are encouraged to apply for or renew your passport as soon as possible so that any delays with your passport or visa application will not impact your ability to arrive on-time for the study abroad program. Passport applications and renewals are estimated to take between 6-8 weeks. Apply or renew ASAP.
Please note that if you were issued a passport before your 16th birthday and this is the first passport that you will recieve with 10-year validity, you will need to apply in-person at a Passport Acceptance Facility. If you were older than the age of 16 when your most recent 10-year validity passport was issued and are eligible to complete a passport renewal, you may apply for a renewal per mail.
Other passport questions
The National Passport Information Center hotline and State Department website should be able to answer most of your questions in regards to your passport application or renewal. If you still need help, let us know!
Call the National Passport Information Center: 1-877-487-2778