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Frequently Asked Questions



When do I get my passport?

Immediately! This is sometimes the most time consuming part travel preparation. You can have your passport issued at a major post office or check with the passport office to make your appointment.


You will also need to give us a copy of the inside (photo page) of your passport for our records.

How do I choose and enroll for classes?

When you apply, you select from a list of classes listed on the form. You will select one for the “1” section and “2” section. You will also need to select an alternate class. It is up to the student to talk to his or her university and counselor to make sure the credits can be transferred for a specific class.

What if the class I chose does not “make”?

Because of the limited size of our program, not all classes will have enough students to make. This is why it's so important to choose your course early in order to give that particular class the best chance of making. If your class is not available, we will place you in your alternate choice of courses. You will receive confirmation of your course list prior to departure.

What about books for my class?

When your classes are confirmed, you will receive a list of books to order. You may purchase these books from your local bookstore or order online

When do I pay for the program?

Once your initial deposit is received, you will be billed for the remainder of the payments. It is imperative that you keep up with the schedule of payments or you may be placed on a waiting list! The payment schedule is listed on our website.

You can pay your payments online at:

How do I book my flight?

We do not handle flight arrangements; you must book your ticket on your own. However, please consult with us regarding time of arrival, etc so we can help you decide on the best venue.

 You can make plans online through agencies such as www.orbitz.com www.travelocity.com www.statravel.com and many more. Please be sure to go with a trusted site and also make sure to book the correct dates. You can also use a travel agent or frequent flyer miles. Once you have your itinerary, send it to us and we will look at everyone's flight plans so we can coordinate travel partners. 

Another option is to book the same flight as one of our faculty members if you feel more comfortable about traveling with someone else. We can give you information regarding this.

We will send you concise instructions about transportation to the dorm/apartments before the program

Is there a pre departure orientation?

Yes, there is an onsite orientation at UNO before our departure. Of course, not all students can attend (many of our participants are not local) so we will have another orientation upon arrival in the program. Our Student Handbook will answer most of the questions you will have about the program. Please read this handbook before the Orientation.

What if I have other questions?

Having questions is normal. If after reading your Student Handbook, you have other questions we have not answered, please feel free to contact us by calling (504) 280-7455, e-mailing gofmc@uno.edu, or if you are a local student, stop by the UNO Education Building room 117.

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