All international study programs will require a valid passport (most countries require a passport expiration date at least 3 month beyond your intended date of return to the US, although some countries may require six months).  

US Citizens

First time applicants, or students under 16 years old, must appear in person at a passport acceptance facility (this includes certain post offices or courthouses). There can be long delays in application processing, so it is important to apply as early as possible.

The National Passport Information Center can answer questions regarding the passport application process, application forms, necessary documents, fees, where to apply, and more.

Non-US Citizens

Non-US passport holders must ensure that they have a valid passport and that they work with the Office of Intercultural Engagement to obtain any relevant visa(s) required.



EIIA provides Centenary's medical, security, and travel-related assistance abroad to all registered program participants .


COVID-19 policy

Centenary's Risk Management Team has determined that COVID vaccination will be strongly recommended, but not required.

The CDC uses the following definitions:

  • A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in the primary series of their COVID-19 vaccination.
  • A vaccinated person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible (5 months after the Johnson and Johnson dose; or 5 months after the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer). A second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

The College takes its duty of care very seriously and is committed to reducing both risk and negative academic impact to the entire group. College protocols may be updated or developed as precautionary decisions and recommendations accordingly based on our daily review of updates from the US Department of State, the CDC, and the World Health Organization.

All travelers are required to be fully up-to-date with COVID vaccinations to travel and be housed with the Centenary in Paris group. You will travel with your CDC vaccination record.

We recommend reading through CDC facts about these and other vaccines. Please contact the Office of Intercultural Engagement if you have questions or concerns about travel to Paris.


COVID-19 Testing for US re-entry

Currently, it is NOT necessary for travelers returning to the US to show a negative COVID test prior to boarding their flight. This situation may change, and the College will keep travelers apprised of the process required.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.