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Please print out this page, write your name below and complete the form. Send the completed form, together with your deposit and the additional forms and materials detailed below, to: SIT Study Abroad, PO Box 676, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676. Please note that you must send this form and the required materials within two weeks of the date of your acceptance into the program.
Please note: You will also need 2 additional official color passport-type identity photos later for your visa. Keep these photos. Do not send them to SIT.
For more information about passports, see the U.S. Department of State passport website. If you are currently in the process of renewing your passport or are applying for a passport for the first time, please submit documentation demonstrating that your application is in process.
Before signing the Statement of Responsibility form, please review the following important documents:
The Medical Form must be submitted within TWO WEEKS of offer of admission. If this is not possible, then Part I and a doctor's appointment date for the completion of Part II must be submitted by the confirmation materials due date.
Your completed Medical Form must be received no later than December 1. Please mail to: SIT Study Abroad, PO Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676 USA or fax to 802-258-3296
Appointment Date Physician's Name
Visa Process Acknowledgment Form
A non-refundable, $400.00 deposit is required. You can pay by check, money order or credit card.
My check or money order is enclosed. (Make check payable to SIT.)
I have verified with my home school study abroad office that my school will pay the deposit.
(If school policy or extenuating circumstances apply, email SIT Study Abroad to see if you are eligible for a Deposit Reduction Form)
The Power of Attorney Form must be submitted by all students receiving financial aid through their home institution or intending to apply through SIT Study Abroad. This notarized form grants permission for a parent, guardian, or nominated attorney to sign paperwork on your behalf while abroad. Since financial aid is frequently disbursed after the program departure date, Power of Attorney allows a designated individual to handle your finances, including financial award checks. Although only required for financial aid students, many former participants have found this form helpful in simplifying their arrangements while outside the US.
All students paying for their program at least partially with Financial Aid must fill out either of the following 2 documents
Required for students whose schools do not have a billing agreement with SIT Study Abroad. This is for students who pay SIT directly for all program costs rather than pay anything through the university. Check with your school if you are unsure if they have an agreement.
Required for students whose schools have a billing agreement with SIT for only a portion of the SIT program costs and the student expects their home school aid to cover all or part of their portion due to SIT. Check with your school if you are unsure if they have an agreement. You must submit a signed statement on letterhead or email from the Director or Assistant Director of Student Accounts or Financial Aid indicating the amount of surplus financial aid (if any) that will be available to cover costs that your school is not paying on your behalf, the approximate date of disbursement of those funds, and the person or institution to which the funds will be disbursed. If you have any questions about this, please contact Karen Sprague (below). Emails should come directly from your school official, addressed to Karen.Sprague@sit.edu and James.Parker@sit.edu.
The Letter of Financial Responsibility must be completed by the party responsible for financial matters. This form acts as a guarantee that your full account will be settled with SIT Study Abroad, including any debt incurred while abroad. In cases where home institutions are billed for tuition, the student and/or the family are still ultimately responsible for any payment not received from the home institution.