Things get quite busy in the weeks leading up to your departure for your study abroad program. Approximately 2-3 weeks before you plan to depart the US be sure to complete these steps.

Register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Familiarize yourself with country information
Inform your bank(s) and/or credit card(s) of your travel plans
Make copies of your important documents
Double check flight plans
Create a packing list

As you approach your departure date you’ll want to consider the following 1-2 days before departure:

Check flight plans and ground transportation
Carry program contact info with you at all times
Familiarize yourself with TSA regulations to prevent re-packing at the airport