ISA program countries vary greatly in their visa requirements for students. While some participants may be required to obtain a student visa, others may be able to stay in the host country for the duration of their program as a tourist. The application process for a student visa also varies by country. Depending on the foreign consulate, ISA students will either have to apply for the visa in person, via an online application, or by mailing in all application materials. ISA will inform all participants if a student visa is required or optional for their particular program. For specific visa requirements for ISA program countries, please refer to the U.S. State Department's web page, located at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html or refer to the Embassies and Consulate Resources page (Helpful Resources link) to find foreign consulate contact information and relevant student visa requirements.