Information

for Parents

Going Abroad

Passports & Student Visas

All students must have a valid passport that will not expire for at least six months after their return. To apply or renew a US passport, visit the US Department of State’s website.

Paris

All students must receive a long-stay student visa issued by the French consulate prior to going abroad. Students with a valid passport from Switzerland, Andorra, Vatican, San Marino, Monaco or the European Economic Area do not need to apply for a visa.

Obtaining a student visa consists of two separate steps: applying online through Campus France USA and an in-person consulate appointment. APA will contact students after their admission with a comprehensive, step-by-step breakdown of tasks in order to successfully complete the process.

To schedule a consulate appointment and view the required documentation needed, visit your child’s assigned French consulate’s website.

Dakar

A student visa for US passport holders is not required to study in Senegal. If you are an international student, please contact the US APA office at usa@apaparis.com regarding the procedures of the Senegalese consulate for your home country.

Rabat

A student visa is not required for US passport holders for stays under 90 days. If you are an international student, please contact the US APA office at usa@apaparis.com regarding the procedures of the Moroccan consulate for your home country.

Flight Options

Websites like statravel.com and studentuniverse.com are student travel agencies and typically offer flights with reasonable fares and have more flexible date change policies. STA Travel offices are in major cities and in most student towns. You can also purchase tickets on their website or call them at 1-800-226-8624.

Paris

APA offers complimentary airport pickup upon arrival. For students to take advantage of this, they must fly into Charles de Gaulle airport. Date and time of the pickup will be announced to students after admission to the program.

Dakar

Complimentary airport pickup is available upon arrival. Date and time of the pickup will be announced to students after admission to the program.

Rabat

Complimentary airport pick up is available upon arrival. Date and time of the pickup will be announced to students after admission to the program.