Most students will need to apply for a student visa for the country in which they plan to study. Please refer to the country-specific handbook for more detailed information regarding the visa process.
In some cases, students may apply for their visa either through a Middlebury group process (e.g., for Spain and Italy) or through a third-party organization. In other cases, students must apply for a visa on their own. Please consult your country-specific handbook for more information about your particular visa application process. The process varies depending on your destination and consulate’s requirements, but can include:
• medical exam
• proof of insurance
• statement of financial responsibility
• FBI or local police background check
• bank statements
• tax forms
You will be given specific instructions on applying for your visa at a later date, though you may wish to start researching the requirements sooner. Please be aware that it is critical that you already have a valid passport that extends at least six months beyond the projected end of the stay abroad and that you apply for your visa in a timely fashion, normally three months prior to the start of the program.