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Veteran Resources

First and foremost, on behalf of the Office of International Education, we thank you for your service!
We look forward to providing you with quality assistance throughout your study abroad experience. From application to post-reflection, we will be sure to guide you as you embark on your overseas journey.

Below you will find a list of steps specific to our veteran and military-affiliated student population at Miami Dade College (MDC).  Let’s get started!

Getting Started
1. Explore Your Options 
Miami Dade College (MDC) is currently offering 5 faculty-led programs for Summer 2023. All programs are sponsored by MDC and are directed by an MDC faculty. This means all participants must be MDC students and will be receiving MDC credit. Best of all, it means students will be paying MDC's affordable tuition!
Be sure to check out our Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements and sort through our diverse Study Abroad Program List to see which best suits you! Keep in mind, each program brochure page will identify the following information: course(s) offered, location, dates, additional requirements and price.
plan ahead2. Plan Ahead
Reach out to your chain of command to receive preliminary approval for plans to apply to a program/travel (if applicable).
Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to clarify that the program of interest will help fulfill your degree requirements. If you do not have an assigned advisor please schedule an appointment with Ms. Danay Montes de Oca
We recommend that you speak with the Director of Financial Aid on your campus (if applicable) to inquire as to specific funding resources that may be available to you. If you are unable to contact a Director, please schedule an appointment with the Veteran & Military Services at your Home Campus.
 Last but not least, be sure to check out the Funding your Study Abroad Experience tab for additional information on financial aid, MDC scholarships, and national study abroad scholarships.
3. Apply! 
Please visit to review all program information and apply! Study abroad applications are made simple and include detailed instructions. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at  Feel free to view helpful webinars to assist with your application submission.  

notification4. Await Notification
Once your application is successfully submitted, the Office of International Education will complete a technical review and follow up with additional instructions.
 If approved to a study abroad program: please contact the Veteran & Military Services at your Home Campus or via email at or (305) 237-2841 to discuss next steps and how you can apply your VA benefits towards your program.  

5. Apply for a passport.
If you already have a passport, check to see when it expires!
Most countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months after the end of your visit.