What’s the difference between a visa and a passport?

A passport is an official document issued by your home country's government to certify your identity and citizenship. A passport allows you to travel under your home country's protection to and from foreign countries A visa is an endorsement of a passport indicating that you are allowed to enter, leave or stay for a specific period of time in a country that is not your own. For some of our program locations, the government requires students to obtain a visa for their stay. Essentially your passport is your international ID and your visa is your ticket into the country. If a visa is required for your program, your Program Enrollment Coordinator will provide details once you have applied.