Each government in the world has rules about who can visit their country and why. If required, a ‘visa’ (typically a stamp or certificate placed directly in your passport) is the method of authorization a government will give for non-citizens to enter and temporarily remain within a country. You may need a visa for your study abroad program depending on the country you visit, the length of time and the purpose of the visit. You should check with the embassy website of the country you will visit to check for visa requirements and types for your study abroad program. If required, application requirements and fees will vary by country and visa type.